Soaking in a natural hot spring, or “onsen,” is one of the most popular Japanese pastimes during the cold winter months. I know just the place to enjoy this truly amazing way to kick back and take in nature – a must-do activity while you’re in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Dumbfounding. Humorous. Aggravating. Sometimes a head-scratcher. Other times just downright scary.
Bike riders in Japan. They are everywhere. And most seem oblivious to the laws of the road, many of which were established in the past year and don’t seem to be enforced consistently by Japanese police.
The following could be helpful and you navigate Japan and try to find a place to park your car.
“Koko ni kuruma wo tomete mo iidesuka?” = Can I park here?
(“koko” = here, “kuruma” = car, “tomete” = park, “iidesuka?” = Can I?)
Trains are the main mode of transport here in Japan. They will take you from A to B via C and loop round to D if required. The systems in place to facilitate the public transport system take some getting used to. However they are worth it as everything is on time.