Ferries

To China Shanghai Travel time: 48hrs Cost: ¥25,000 Company: Nitchu Kokusai Ferry Phone: 078-392-1021 Tianjin Travel time: 50hrs Cost: ¥32,000 Company: China Express Line Phone: 078-321-5791 To Korea Pusan Travel Time: 15 hrs Cost: ¥10,500 Company: Kanpu Ferry Phone: 083-24-3000 To Hokkaido Maizuru, Otaru & Tsuruga Travel Time: 29 hrs Cost: Prices vary depending on […]

Natural Disasters Abroad

When tsunamis caused by a powerful earthquake caused serious damage to south and southeast Asia in December 2004, many JETs were spending their winter vacations abroad. More than a few were actually in Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries that were seriously affected by the calamity. When a disaster like this happens, your friends and family […]

Trains: Lines, Times, and Fares

With numerous different train companies in Japan, hundreds of train lines and heaps of people all trying to cram on the same train, public transit can be a little overwhelming at times. The following information should hopefully help make traveling on trains a little easier. There are three major train lines for travel in the […]