Planning a trip to Japan? Being the largest city in Japan, it’s no wonder that Tokyo is often the city of choice for those who are coming to Japan for a holiday. Continue reading “Cheapest Way To Get To Tokyo From Narita Airport”
Getting Japanese Yen At Narita Airport
So you’ve touched down in Japan at Narita Airport.
よこそう! (yokosou) Welcome!
Now it’s time to get cashed up, because not everywhere accepts card payments in Japan! Continue reading “Getting Japanese Yen At Narita Airport”
Cheapest Way To Enjoy A Lot Of Skiing/Snowboarding From Sapporo
We’ve made Sapporo our home base for a month in December, and we wanted to enjoy some of the snow sports that Hokkaido has to offer – on a budget, of course! Continue reading “Cheapest Way To Enjoy A Lot Of Skiing/Snowboarding From Sapporo”
Where To Buy Cheap Used Snowsports Gear In Sapporo
Since we’re living in Sapporo for a month, we wanted to hit up the ski slopes a few times during our stay. In the quest for the cheapest way to do that, we decided to buy our own snowsports gear rather than hire it. Continue reading “Where To Buy Cheap Used Snowsports Gear In Sapporo”
How to Register Your Permanent Address In Japan (When You Don’t Have One)
If you are a foreigner in Japan who is staying mid to long term, you will be issued with a “Residence Card”, or also called a “Zairyu kaado” 在留カード (the card’s name as pronounced in Japanese).
You’re expected to register a permanent/fixed address on your Residence Card, but what happens if you don’t exactly have one? Continue reading “How to Register Your Permanent Address In Japan (When You Don’t Have One)”
Missed Our SIM Card Delivery! How To Schedule a Redelivery in Japan
The doorbell rang.
We looked at each other in fear, before running to switch off the music we were playing and switching as fast as possible into silent, “no one is home” mode.
In our defence the ‘house rules’ for the AirBnB said not to answer the door to anyone!
We also found it hard to believe that it could be the SIM Card we had ordered just yesterday and were under the impression would arrive within the week.
So we didn’t answer, despite multiple door knocking and door bell rings.
Finally the party in question gave up and left, but not before we heard the rustling of something stuffed into the door letterbox slot. Continue reading “Missed Our SIM Card Delivery! How To Schedule a Redelivery in Japan”
How We Got Our Data SIM in Japan
Since we were in Shinjuku and already heading to check out the area, we thought we’d inquire at the Tourist Information Center about getting a SIM Card.
We showed them that we wanted to sign up with IIJmio, and the staff pointed us in the right direction and were even kind enough to call the BIC Camera Shinjuku West store to confirm that we could in fact purchase the SIM card we were after from there. Continue reading “How We Got Our Data SIM in Japan”