5 Things to Do in Sapporo in Winter

Hokkaido is best known for two things: snow and Sapporo, and Sapporo definitely has lots of snow! While Japan’s most famous city to north offers plenty of snow activities for the winter aficionado, it also has other activities worth exploring. Keep reading to find out our 5 best things to do in Sapporo in winter for when the mercury begins to drop! READ MORE

7 Best Things to Do in Hiroshima: From Castles to Cars

Hiroshima is now known for much more than being the first city to fall victim to an atomic bomb during World War II. Today it is a vibrant modern metropolis with beautiful parks and museums, delicious specialty food, and a much beloved baseball team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. From castles, cars, museums and even baseball with a Japanese twist, here are the 7 best things to do in Hiroshima. READ MORE

Skiing, Snowboarding and WiFi in Myoko Akakura Onsen

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In mid January three members from Sakura Mobile took a trip to the ski-resort, Moyoko Akakura Onsen in Niigata, to snowboard in the bliss of powder snow and to visit our friends who runs a lodge/restaurant ‘Edelweiss Akakura’. There we had a wonderful time learning how to snowboard (we can call ourselves intermediate now), enjoying hot spring, and also took the opportunity to test the connectivity and durability of our pocket WiFi and Sim card in the remote location that Akakura Onsen is. READ MORE

Japan Family Holiday Guide: 5 Considerations for Your Big Trip

Traveling as a family is a great way to deepen relationships with your friends, bond with family, and even save money while enjoying the wonders of Japan. You can learn from each other’s perspectives while creating shared memories for the future. But what do you need to know when planning a Japan family holiday? Read on to find out! READ MORE

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival: The Hidden Gem of Hokkaido

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While Hokkaido’s Snow Festival has made the city of Sapporo famous worldwide, you may not have heard of nearby Otaru; a seemingly quiet, romantic town that springs to life during February’s annual Otaru Snow Light Path Festival, featuring a dazzling array of candlelit snow lanterns and sculptures that welcome visitors from throughout Japan. Read on to discover why this city and festival to the north should be on your list of essential Japan winter activities. READ MORE

Japan Pocket WiFi Guide: Unlimited vs. Pay-as-You-Go Plans

With so many options on the market for Japan Pocket WiFi, trying to understand which WiFi device and data plan is right for your next trip can be a real headache. Should you go with:

  • WiFi router or a SIM card?
  • Unlimited or Pay-as-You-Go?

The more you compare competitors, the more you can get confused but look no further! Keep reading to find out what you need to know about Japan Pocket WiFi before you book.

Backpacking in Japan: Travel WiFi, Trains, Lodging, Food & Fun

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Backpacking in Japan is a great way to travel inexpensively while experiencing the beautiful sights, welcoming people, safe environment, and unique culture waiting for you. Read on to find out what to consider when trekking across Japan-from transportation, to lodging, food, entertainment and even Japan Travel WiFi. Japan doesn’t have to be expensive! READ MORE

Okinawa Winter Vacation: Escaping the Cold with a Trip to Naha

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Okinawa is known by Japanese and foreigners alike as a beautiful, sunny paradise with white sandy beaches where you can bask in the heat no matter the season. In fact, the Okinawan capitol, Naha, can be enjoyed even in the winter. The mild weather, outdoor attractions, and excellent museums and aquarium make Naha the perfect destination for a warm winter escape! Read on to find out more. READ MORE

Japan SIM Card iPhone Guide: Staying Connected in Japan

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Your airplane ticket is booked, your itinerary is planned, and your mind is already on vacation that means it’s time to travel to Japan! There is so much to experience in Japan, but often those experiences can be missed simply because your iPhone can’t get access to the internet during your trip. Luckily, it’s now quite easy to stay connected in Japan, but you need to know which device works with your iPhone. Find out whether your should rent a Japan SIM Card or a Portable WiFi Router with our Japan SIM Card iPhone Guide! READ MORE

Hida-Takayama: Scenic Winter Exploration in the Japanese Alps

Part of the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, Takayama is a quaint historical town that thrived during the Edo period timber boom. Famous for the stunning snow-covered facades of its traditional homes in winter, its many sake breweries and delicious Hida beef, Takayama-sometimes known as Hida to distinguish it from other similarly-named towns-is neither gone nor forgotten. Come to Gifu Prefecture, and experience Takayama’s rugged beauty for yourself. READ MORE