Let’s Tour Sendai: Getting and Staying There

November 30, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Located about 350 km (220 mi) to the northeast of Tokyo, the City of Sendai makes for a very pleasant getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Metropolis and due to its position on the Shinkansen “bullet train” network, along with various air and bus options along with low prices for attractions and hotels […]

Let’s Tour – Sendai: What to eat

November 30, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

No review of any part of Japan would be complete without talking about its contributions to the gastronomic scene, and Sendai has definitely done its part, and there are TONS of places to check out local delectables. Beef Tongue Ask any Japanese person anywhere what food Sendai is famous for, and you will definitely get […]

How to Use your Suica on the Shinkansen

November 30, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

One of the first things anyone traveling around Tokyo should do is to pick up a Suica or Pasmo transit card. The main advantage being that it speeds entering and exiting the fare gates, and gives a small discount since all transit agencies round up their cash fares to avoid using ¥1 and ¥5 coins; […]

Find Airfare Deals From Japan

November 30, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

There are a ton of deals to come from your home country to Japan for a holiday trip, especially in this era of government mandated “low-cost inbound flights”. But for those living here long-term, sometimes we have to jump through a few hoops to get a decent deal on a flight back to our home […]

Let’s Tour – Sendai: What to see & do

November 30, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

For a city its size (just over one million people, which is considered small by Japan standards), Sendai has a storied past, steeped in nature, and has a vibrant lifestyle for its citizens. This all adds up to a perfect place to check out if you’re looking for a change of pace from the hustle […]

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