Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
Shinto & Shrines
A guide for travellers to Japan on Shintoism and visiting shrines with information sourced from a 17th generation Shinto Priestess.
When to visit Japan to see the cherry blossoms?
The ever-popular blossoming of cherry flowers, Sakura, is a national event in Japan. However, the transience of flowers and unpredictability of the nature make forecasting difficult.
Attack on Titan
A real phenomenon since its release, Attack on Titan , or Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, is one of the most universally recognized manga of the last decade.
Hunter x Hunter
Extremely popular action-adventure shonen, despite the numerous interruptions it was subjected to to preserve its author's health, Hunter x Hunter is a real reference of the genre.
The specialities to try in Tohoku
Bridging Japan’s major hub of Kanto and the most northern island of Hokkaido, the Tohoku region boasts some of the main island of Honshu’s most celebrated attractions, its unique culinary culture e
Whether you are a fan of manga or a total stranger to this universe, the name Dragon Ball will sound familiar to your ears.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
A true phenomenon of the new manga/animated generation, Demon Slayer is a staple of Japanese pop culture.
Bleach is a popular manga, which has just made its comeback to present its final arc (a narrative arc is characterized by a plot developed over several episodes) in an animated ver
Different types of Shinkansen Cars
The Shinkansen Bullet Train is one of the most populars ways of traveling across Japan and hosts a number of types of cars with varying features that cater to travelers of all needs.
How to Reserve Seats on the Train in Japan ?
Reserving seats serves as a great option for travelers in order to insure the optimal means of commute on Japan's famous railways, especially during the busy travel times during Spring, Fall, and F
New Luggage Reservation Rules for the Shinkansen
Travel in Japan is largely associated with the Shinkansen, but as of 2020 there are new luggage regulations when traveling with oversized baggage that require a train reservation.
Japan Rail Pass Exchange Offices
Japan Rail Pass Exchange Offices: the major offices throughout Japan where an Exchange Order can be exchanged for a Japan Rail Pass. Below are a few of the 51 offices throughout Japan where the Exc
If you want to optimize your time when taking the train in Japan, you should plan your routes well in advance (and ensure that you order your Japan Rail Pass prior to departing for Japan).
Sakura Views from the Train
If you're planning your trip for cherry blossom season, which goes from mid-March to mid-April depending on the region, you can make the most of your travel time right from your seat with these stu
Smartphone Apps for Your Japan Rail Travel
Check out a few of our favorite apps to use when traveling Japan by rail! Order your JR Pass today - available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.
Hara Station Nagoya
Hara Station is a subway station in the east of Nagoya on the Tsurumai Line. Hara is one stop after Hirabari going west; the next stop is Ueda Station.
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