Author: Bjorn

Emergency Kit

As most of us know, Japan is prone to natural disasters due to its location near several seismic plates that can cause earthquakes as well as tsunamis. Whether it is Kyushu or Tohoku just some time ago, or Kanto and Kobe many years ago, those who come to visit Japan are naturally among those affected by these disasters. But what do you do as a foreign traveler when you are caught in a disaster? And how do you prepare yourself as best as possible?

Driving in Tokyo

Ok, we know what you are thinking: “Taxis, that ain’t the Cheapo way!”…which is true seeing as taxis are quite expensive in Japan. Especially considering that there are plenty of cheaper public transport alternatives. However, if you are caught somewhere after the last train (usually around 1am or earlier depending on the line) or in a smaller city that does not enjoy the same public transport coverage as Tokyo, then a taxi might save you from making a very lengthy walk or hauling around whatever baggage you have on you.