The Must-Haves for Travel in Japan -Smartphone, Cash, and IC Card-

As the title says, I think a smartphone(preferably online), cash, and an IC card are the 3 things better to have when you travel Japan. In this post, I will share some information related to these 3 items that I think are useful.   1. Smartphone If you want to keep your smarphone online, get a local SIM card. For more information about prepaid SIM cards in Japan, please check my other post: Everything You Need to Know About Prepaid SIM Cards in Japan Now these are the apps and websites I suggest you take a look.   To Search the Train Route Google Map may solve all the problems. In addition… Read more »

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  • Hello Kitty Run 2014

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    Halal Bento Box | Halal Bento Tokyo – We offer high class Halal Japanese cuisine bento delivery & catering for Muslim visitors- We offer the finest Japanese halal meals and Omotenashi for Muslims. We can deliver our Washoku all over Japan and cater to Tokyo. You don’t need to worry about the food in Japan. For your travel in Japan, business meeting with Muslims, you may choose Freshly made delivery, chilled-delivery(vacuum-packed),or frozen-delivery(vacuum-packed). | Halal Bento Box Great service! Halal Washoku (Japanese cousin) bento deliverable anywhere in Japan. But the price is high, they got to be oishii…

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