Navigating Tokyo's subway maze gets easier for tourists

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Feb. 21 installed its first multiple-language, direction-giving ticket-vending machine on a Toei subway line to prepare for a further influx of visitors from abro…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 1 comment

Experience a Life-Size Entry Plug Cockpit in the Eva Shinkansen

The 500 Type Eva shinkansen is the result of a collaboration between JR West and the Evangelion franchise, and it's been thrilling passengers since it first started running in November 2015. Now fans…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 0 comments

Renting a Car in Japan

It's been getting easier for foreign travelers to rent a car in Japan. Some places even have car navigation systems that support English. This post explains in detail how you can rent a car while tra…

posted by  Tanuki | 2 years, 6 months ago | 2 comments

All the bizarre, wonderful of the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

With a history spanning back almost four decades, the annual Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) aftermarket and tuning show has become a must-see for any enthusiast. The show is as unique as the market it attem…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 4 comments

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

If your image of Japan is based on the Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, then you won’t be disappointed by this event.

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 organized by NAPAC is the largest-ever show of custom car…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 1 comment

Nissan planning electric Juke concept for Tokyo

According to the report, the Juke e-Power concept will preview the styling of the next-generation compact SUV – which is expected to be revealed late this year or early next – with an exterior design…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 0 comments

Nissan set to bring two radically different concepts to Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show isn't until October, but already, we're hearing rumors about what Nissan will bring to the show. And if the rumors are true, it's going to be A Good Time.

The Juke e-Power conce…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 2 comments

Is Japan making it difficult to import American cars?

Donald Trump has said that Japan is making it difficult for US automakers to sell their products in Japan.

It is true that there are few American …

posted by  Yubi | 2 years, 7 months ago | 0 comments

How do I get student discount tickets for trains?

In places like theme parks and attractions, you can get student discounts by showing a school or university ID (even a foreign one works for most places). But how does this work for train tickets? I …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 7 months ago | 0 comments

Why do Japan's expressways have long congestion lines every long weekend?

It seems a 20 km congestion is quite normal when a long weekend ends. Is there any reason that it cannot be avoided?

posted by  Tanuki | 2 years, 7 months ago | 1 comment


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