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6 Japanese Travel Blogs You Need to Read

March 27, 2020

Planning a trip to Japan? The adventure has only just begun! In addition to having a local plan a personalized trip for you, the following blogs provide tips on how to make the most of your time in Japan! Take a look and afterward, feel free to message us with any questions you have!

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1. JR Pass Travel Blog 

The famous JR Pass has a blog that stays up-to-date with useful information for visitors to Japan. Exploring topics like finding cheap airfare, and 'how to avoid rush hour,' the JR Pass Blog is a must-read before your trip to Japan.

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2. Matcha Japan Travel Magazine

MATCHA magazine provides information for travelers to Japan, including sightseeing in Tokyo, delicious local cuisine, shopping, and accommodations.  The magazine has everything from information on local spots to logistical information about getting to and around Japan.  

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3. Travel Happy Japan Travel Blog

There is nothing like a travel blog written by locals! Travel Happy Japan is an up-to-date resource that provides useful information on everything from restaurants to attending sporting events in Japan. 

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4. Japan Travel Mate

Japan Travel Mate - written by an English teacher living in Japan - is filled with interesting posts on unique topics about Japan. If you are wondering about Japanese vending or tips for riding the bullet, then you need to check out Japan Travel Mate. 

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5. Asia Travel Bugs

Asia Travel Bugs is written by Tiffy, who is a self-designated "travel planning freak" and "digital marketing ninja." She says that "traveling has kept her sane from all the hustles and bustles of corporate life." The site is helpful because it comes from the perspective of a traveler to Japan, but is filled with logistical information.  It is broken into sections for different locations. 

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6. Super Cheap Japan

ViaHero Matt runs his own travel blog on all things Japan called "Super Cheap Japan." When he isn't planning trips for customers)! As his blog displays, Matt is an expert in guiding people around Japan. He knows how to experience as much as possible while spending as little as possible. Great blog for everyone visiting Japan! 

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