Having the right people around you can have a significant impact on your experiences, so how can a new arrival go about making friends in Japan?
By Lisa Woods on April 20, 2016
New Yorker Gene Williams is a video game hero in this video entry for our Win a trip to Japan contest in partnership with Japan Airlines.
By GaijinPotters on April 19, 2016
Trying to study the native language of your new home can be tough, particularly if you are working as an English teacher. But, with an open mind and a little motivation, you can actually find learning and practice opportunities all around you.
By Lisa Woods on April 4, 2016
Willer Express are offering a direct, overnight bus route from Tokyo to the historical city of Ise in Mie Prefecture.
By GaijinPot Partners on February 19, 2016
After arriving in Japan to begin my much-anticipated working holiday, I wonder if perhaps I’ve made a big mistake.
By Lisa Woods on February 3, 2016
A personal account of applying for the Japanese working holiday visa from the UK.
By Lisa Woods on January 27, 2016
The appeal of Halloween in Japan lies in two things: commercialism and costumes.
By Kyle Von Lanken on October 31, 2015
You may think most of the reach and listings of Airbnb, the online marketplace for vacation rentals, is confined to…
By GaijinPot Partners on October 16, 2015
Cheap, fast and convenient; the Access Narita is a brand new bus service that makes getting to and from the airport easier than ever
By GaijinPot Partners on July 28, 2015
Confused about the layout terminology of Japanese apartments? Read on for GaijinPot’s guide to Japanese apartment terms and finding your dream LDK away from home.
By Rebecca Quin on April 14, 2015
Under the busy streets of Shibuya, is an oasis of peace, quiet and free wifi.