Useful Links

Transportation search

Japanese public transportation is unbelievably convenient and punctual, but it can be difficult to navigate for beginners. Here are a few route-planning websites to help you get where you want to go. Just input your origin and destination for detailed directions.

Hyperdia

Jorudan

Accommodation search

Online hotel searches can offer you speedy reservations and the occasional discount. Discover new lodging options and even check room amenities and the size of your bed! (You may find most of beds in Japan are compact: most “double” beds are smaller than a queen.)

Japanican

Nippon Travel Agency

Japanese Guest Houses

TripAdvisor

Volunteer Guides

Many exchange students highly recommend these English-language volunteer-guided tours. Most famous tourist sites and cities contain volunteer guide organizations. Visit the following links to learn more.

Himeji Tourist Information

Hyogo Tourism Guide

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