Map of Japan showing Tōkyō.

Travel Logistics in Japan

Finding Your Way Around Japan

Learn about the Point and Call system used to almost completely eliminate errors in the Japanese train system.

Learn why traffic signals used to be blue and some old ones still are.

Learn how to find locations using Japan's unusual address scheme.

Unlike the way things were in the 1990s, smoking is restricted in Japan.

The hanko seal system makes far more sense than sloppy pen scrawls for signatures.

See how many cities design custom manhole covers to decorate their streets.

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Kantō region — Tōkyō and nearby
Kansai region, central Honshū — Kyōto, Nara, Kōya-san, Ise, and Ōsaka
Tōhoku region, northern Honshū — Nikkō, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Mount Bandai, Yamadera, Mount Haguro, Aomori
Inland Sea — Takamatsu, Naoshima and the art islands, Hiroshima
Kyūshū — Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kagoshima and Sakurajima, Oita, Mount Aso
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