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Working or going to school in Tokyo? A Commuter Pass will save you money!

Working or going to school in Tokyo? A Commuter Pass will save you money!

In most major cities around the world with a public transit system, there is some kind of Monthly Pass which gives you unlimited access to all the buses, trains, and subways in the entire city for a month. These passes are necessities for anybody who takes transit—it means you don’t have to worry about budgeting [...]

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Getting lost in Ikebukuro Station

Since my last post about getting lost in Shinjuku Station was pretty well received, I thought it would be interesting to address the other worst offender of complicated train systems: Ikebukuro Station. Ikebukuro suffers from a lot of the same problems as Shinjuku — multiple train operators squished into a small space, identical looking corridors, [...]

Getting lost inside Shinjuku Station

Getting lost inside Shinjuku Station

“You haven’t fully experienced Tokyo until you’ve gotten lost inside Shinjuku Station.” This is what I would tell my friends when they would come to visit Tokyo for the first time. Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest train station, with 3.6 million people passing through it every single day. It may seem intimidating at first, [...]

Transportation in Tokyo

Transportation in Tokyo

If you’ve ever been to Tokyo, chances are you’ve used public transportation to get around. If it’s your first time to Japan, Tokyo’s insane network of trains, subways and trolleys can seem extremely daunting at first. However, as confusing as it might be, it si by far one of the most reliable Public Transportation systems [...]

Hanayashiki – the oldest amusement park in Japan

Hanayashiki – the oldest amusement park in Japan

A room with a view… Can you guess what our staff member from Sakura Hostel is looking at? It’s Hanayashiki, Japan’s oldest amusement park that you’ve probably never been to, even though you’ve visited Asakusa many times already. It’s amazing that there are hundreds of tourists visiting Asakusa every day, yet they somehow manage to [...]