Helpful Links

AJET iConnect App – events across Japan, Connect magazine, Peer Support Group, lesson plans, emergency numbers, daily life guides/links, Japanese phrases, Japanese medical terms/phrases, tax and ATM vocabulary, and more

Information on Hyogo

Hyogo Tourism Guide
Official Hyogo Website has a multilingual living guide (useful for information on marriage, divorce, medical, pension, language courses, housing, emergency, and other information)
PDF information about Hyogo
– Pg. 11 + 12 products of Hyogo
– Pg. 18 sister cities to cities in Hyogo
Hyogo International Association

Japan Travel

Hyogo: The Heart of Japan
Japan Guide
Best of Japan sightseeing
Japan National Tourism Organization


Seat61 – on how to use the transportation system
Hyperdia – for looking up train times
On the street – for bus routes and fares
Shinki Bus is one of the largest companies that operates within the Kansai area
Zentan Bus is based in Tajima. There are highway buses that go to and from Kobe and Osaka
Highway Toll Calculator with instructions

Post Office & Shipping

Postal Communication Guide – a PDF with useful phrases/exchanges
Yamato Transport – TsumeHoudai (flat rate shipping service up to 55lbs.)


Tabelog – Japanese-language restaurant search website with fairly exhaustive listings
Gurunavi – search tool
Michelin Starred restaurants on Gurunavi
Kaldi Locations
Costco Locations
Yoyo Market
Foreign Buyers Club
Japan Vegetarian Society
Kansai Scene is a free monthly publication made for the foreign community in the Kansai Area. It is packed full useful information and has really good maps. Available at the Hyogo International Plaza, Junkudo and Kinokuniya.

Teaching Resources

Eigo Note ESL Blog is based on the dated Eigo Note textbook for elementary schools, but the material is still relevent for Hi Friends
Englipedia has an extensive store of activities and lesson plans for all grade levels
MES English offers high quality flash cards in various sizes and categories
Genki English is full of fun-packed games, songs, flashcards, etc

Japanese Study

See the Learning Japanese page or CLAIR’s Japanese Courses


Japan Times
Asahi Online
Japan News Net
Japan Today
BBC Worldnews – Asia
Political Cartoons


Recycle Shops in Hyogo (Japanese, but Google Translate works well)