Number 1 thing you should do in Hokkaido: Ski/Snowboard

Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan is getting more and more popular over the years for the fluffy powder snow. View of Mt Yotei from Kutchan town The sweet spot for ski/board freaks still is Niseko, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Mt Fuji of Hokkaido, Yotei. Mt Yotei actually helps the … Continue reading Number 1 thing you should do in Hokkaido: Ski/Snowboard

We hope we get to help your visit to Japan in 2020!

First of all Happy New Year from Helping Dragon!(HD) We truly wish that your year will be a memorable one! Many people in the world will probably come up with a New Year's resolution at the start of the year, and it goes the same for Japanese people. So here it goes! HD Team wishes … Continue reading We hope we get to help your visit to Japan in 2020!

Traveling Tokyo with babies and small children

When you’re traveling with babies and small children you naturally end up carrying a lot more stuff and moving around becomes a worry. What’s more, Tokyo is always crowded and few people are willing to give up their bus or train seat for you. It’s not the best place for kids... I have two children … Continue reading Traveling Tokyo with babies and small children

Tips on how to protect yourself against disasters in Japan

Japan has experienced many disasters, including earthquakes, typhoons, and heavy rains in recent years, so the chances of international visitors encountering one of these events are relatively high. Image created by Hiro If you had never experienced these kinds of disasters in your home country and then happened to be affected by one when you … Continue reading Tips on how to protect yourself against disasters in Japan

Four types of stores you should know how to use in Japan

There are lots of useful little stores in Japan, but did you know that Japanese people use them all for different purposes? How do we Japanese use the multitude of stores in our country? Today, we’ll be looking at the uses for the drugstores, 100 yen stores, and 300 yen stores, that are so essential … Continue reading Four types of stores you should know how to use in Japan

4 free tools to help you get around Tokyo more easily

Photo by Tianshu Liu on Unsplash Hello again! In this article we’ll be introducing you to free tools that help you get around Tokyo. If you know which apps will help you to use free Wi-Fi spots effectively, or show you where you can charge your phone or tablet, then those will make traveling this city much easier. … Continue reading 4 free tools to help you get around Tokyo more easily

10 things you should know before coming to Japan

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics draw closer, many people are probably planning a fun trip to Tokyo. However, Japan may be more difficult to travel than you might first think. Even Japanese people like us have trouble getting around the crowded, complicated, and vast city of Tokyo! According to research carried out by the Japan … Continue reading 10 things you should know before coming to Japan