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Why Y! Mobile? To Cure The Slow WiFi Blues

“Why did the WiFi in Japan become so slow suddenly?” This is one of the most common and perplexing conundrums for those who travel to Japan: “Japanese internet slow? No way! It was working just fine on my phone until I started loading Google Maps? But right before I checked the route to my next location, it was as slow as a medicated snail. It seemed to take an eternity to load a simple 5-minute walking route on the map! I am in Japan, right?” These questions could indeed be typical for first-time travelers to the Japan. This is not a rare phenomenon for local Japanese, but for the tourists,

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How to Get Around Japan More Easily With Just a Few Taps and Swipes

You’re new to the country, but you want to be ‘in-the-know,’ yet you’re not into carrying around bulky travel books, nor oversize magazines. You’d like to find out where the heck you are among the tangle of backstreets, and how to get to the event across town. The language barrier is becoming too much and you need a backup plan. You’d love to even just have an online connection, to find out the entertainment and culinary hotspots without consulting concierges. Well, fret no more. These common issues can easily be resolved by what’s in the palms of our hands. All it takes to alleviate those travel worries is, a mere

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How to Avoid Feeling Awkward & Out of Place in Japan

If you like sticking out and receiving unnecessary attention, this article’s not for you. If you want to become Japanese, this article’s also not for you. This is for those who want to get the most out of their trip to Japan by understanding the culture, learning it, and respecting it. This is for those who don’t want to feel awkward and out of place in Japan. Japanese culture and traditions is very rich. This article will help you understand the most common mistakes by tourists when they visit Japan. Don’t worry. Japanese know you are not accustomed to their traditions, so as long as you make a sincere attempt

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Top 4 Choices for Best WiFi
 in Japan

You’ve just touched down. Immigration and luggage pick-up was a breeze, and the taxi ride is going smoothly. You’re overwhelmed with glee marveling at the unbelievable array of new cool amenities, restaurants, bars, lights, sights and sounds, which envelope you right from the airport. You’ve just got to share with these visual treats with friends and family back home. Your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts are pleading with you to upload photos and send text messages. You’re just dying to click, tap and swipe a device like a rabid surfer. But, you stop in your tracks with a jolt in pulse rate, thinking: “Wait a minute! How do I do

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Public Wi-Fi and Internet Access

It is hard to believe, but Japan is actually far behind in providing free public Wi-Fi compared to the Western World Though this is slowly changing, as Japan prepares for a large influx of tourists with Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics. This article will help provide tourists with all the ways to access free public Wi-Fi or methods to purchase devices and SIM cards so a constant Internet connection can be enjoyed throughout a stay in Japan. Free Public Wi-Fi around Tokyo is obviously the most popular because it is free; however, it is far from being convenient There are four resources that can be utilized to connect to the free Wi-Fi, as all four of these providers

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Japan on a Budget: Here’s a Saving Grace for the Thrifty

Year after year, to the chagrin of many travellers, Japanese cities wind up on numerous lists of ‘most expensive cities in the world.’ This ultimately leaves them furrowing their brow over whether or not they can afford to visit the country. Fear not however – most of these lists typically pertain to taxes, living expenses, and other resources that compare to income. In regards to tourism and in this case – Japan, anyone can make their own budget and have a comfortable and fun stay without going overboard. Has your curiosity piqued yet? “An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure.” Moreover, you can bet your bottom dollar

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Japanese Convenience Stores: Now This is Serviceability!

The concept of convenience is basically embedded in Japanese culture. Everywhere you go, the infrastructure and the system itself, are designed to make life easier in every way possible. Convenience stores (Kobini in Japanese) are of course no exception – they’re everywhere in Tokyo! Furthermore, they’re always open 24/7, and they provide much more than the typical convenience store in America and Europe. This article will help provide you examples why convenient stores are truly excellent resources for tourists visiting Tokyo. Of course, the locals find them pretty handy too! The stores you will see the most are: Lawson’s, 7-11, and Family Mart. There are a few other stores scattered

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How to Navigate Tokyo’s Train Lines

Tokyo’s train system is very complex with numerous lines owned by multiple companies. There are both trains and subways with sometimes multiple transfers just to get across town. Having said all this, the system may be crazy but it is a very strategically organized crazy. This article will help provide you with the general know-how on both being prepared for what to expect when you arrive and how to get help if you find yourself lost or stuck finding the right line to get on. Don’t be afraid to ask When you arrive at the airport, I recommend you visit the information desk. They most often speak English and can

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