You just moved to Japan. You paid an absorbent amount of key money and other fees, and now you’re ready to move into your empty apartment. Where to get all those things needed to make your place comfy and livable without going broke right off the bat? These secondhand shops in Japan, that’s where! Check out these affordable options for outfitting your new place.
Whether you have some time to pass for your flight or are stranded due to a freak weather, New Chitose Airport will keep you entertained for plenty of hours. You might just even receive a friendly reminder that “You are delaying the flight. Please board at the gate, or we will proceed to offload your baggage”!
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?
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.
Within Kansai there are numerous options for bus, train and subway lines that will help moving around a lot easier and significantly cheaper!