‘On the Road’ Archives

From March 23 Travel Smart Cards can be used Nationwide!

From March 23 Travel Smart Cards can be used Nationwide!

From Saturday, March 23 the smart card travel passes of ten of the nation's regional rail and transportation companies will become compatible with each other. [Read More]


Aichi Prefectural Road Traffic Law Changes

Aichi Prefectural Road Traffic Law Changes

Do you cycle using headphones? Are you guilty of texting whilst riding your bicycle? There were some recent changes to the Aichi Prefectural Road Traffic Law that you should be aware of. [Read More]


Manaca & TOICA Tie Up Means Convenience for Travelers

Manaca & TOICA Tie Up Means Convenience for Travelers

From Saturday, April 21, commuters will be able to use Manaca IC cards at the 148 stations operated by JR Tokai. TOICA card users will also be able to use their cards at the 390 stations and 1639 bus services that currently use Manaca IC cards. [Read More]


A Special JR Rail Ticket – The Seishun 18 (ju-hachi) Kippu

A Special JR Rail Ticket – The Seishun 18 (ju-hachi) Kippu

The Sei-shun-ju-hachi-kippu is the one of the most cost-effective types of travel ticket in Japan allowing users to freely travel on JR local and JR rapid trains. Travelers can freely enter and exit any JR station, explore towns and train hop around Japan. Travelling this [Read More]


Driving in Japan

Driving in Japan

If you possess an International Driving Permit or have a driving license from a certain country, provided you meet certain conditions you can legally drive on the roads in Japan. If you don’t meet the conditions, you will need to get a Japanese driving license - either [Read More]


Japan Automobile Federation

Japan Automobile Federation

JAF provides a Japanese translation service for driver's licenses from abroad as well as 24-hour road services. [Read More]


All About the Manaca

All About the Manaca

The Manaca is an easy to use and very convenient travel pass and smart card rolled into one! [Read More]


How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

★Question: Which month of the year sees the most traffic accidents? The answer is off course December. In Japan, December is bōnenkai season where groups of friends or co-workers gather to drink away their troubles of the past year. It is probably no coincidence that [Read More]


 Page 2 of 4 « 1  2  3  4 »