Asia (South East, North and Subcontinent)


ASIA – South East Asia


Overall South East Asia Region – and including countries not expanded below

General Info / Resources – South East Asia General

Asean (Regional organisation) – http://www.asean.org/
*** Asia Holiday (Comprehensive guides countries and cities in Asia) – http://asia-holiday.com/

Asia travel centre – http://www.asiatravelcentre.com.au/

• Friends International (Store and Charitable Organisation in Asia) – http://www.friends-international.org/ and http://www.childsafe-international.org/
Honeycombers – Portal of information and city guides for Singapore, Jakarta, Bali – http://thehoneycombers.com/singapore/
• South East Asia backpacker – http://www.southeastasiabackpacker.com/
• Travelfish (Asia) – http://www.travelfish.org/

Wikipedia – Angkorian sites – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Angkorian_sites

Recommended Books (Selected) – South East Asia General

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – South East Asia General

Regional Tours (Selected) -South East Asia General

Backyard Travel Tours (Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Japan Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Bhutan, Borneo) – http://www.backyardtravel.com/tours

Grasshopper adventures – http://www.grasshopperadventures.com/

Attractions – Brunei
Sultan Omar ali saifudden mosque
Ulu Temburong National Park
Kampong Ayer – Stilt village by Brunei river-


Burma (Myanmar)

General Info / Resources – Burma (Myanmar)
• Bagan Tourism Information – http://www.baganmyanmar.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Burma (Myanmar)

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – Burma (Myanmar)

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Burma (Myanmar)

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Burma (Myanmar)

Bagan – hot air ballooning
Bogyoke Market
Inle Lake
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda – Golden rock – Yangon
Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Myanmar
Shweadagon Pagoda – Yangon
Shwesandaw Pagoda and temples – Bagan

Bagan – Hot air ballooning over temples
Bogyoke Aung San Market
Inle Lake
Mandalay Hill – Mandalay
Mandalay Palace
Shwedagon Pagoda

Local Transportation – Burma (Myanmar)


Cambodia

General Info / Resources – Cambodia
• Angkor Focus (Cambodia destinations portal and tours) – http://www.angkorfocus.com/
• 1stop – Cambodia – http://www.1stopcambodia.net/
Cambodia Online – http://www.cambodiaonline.com.au
• Canby (Cambodia) – http://www.canbypublications.com
• Childsafe International – http://childsafe-international.org/
Great gecko project (Former street kids charity in Siem reap) http://www.greengeckoproject.org/
• Kep tourism – http://www.visitkep.com/

Khmer Architectural tours – http://ka-tours.org

• Pocket Guide Cambodia (Maps and tourist guides) – http://www.cambodiapocketguide.com
• Shinta Mani (Siem Reap) – http://shintamani.com/made-in-cambodia/
• Think Before Giving (Child Begging awareness) – http://www.thinkbeforegiving.org/

Urban forage tours – http://www.urbanforage.co/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Cambodia

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Cambodia

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Cambodia

Wildlife Alliance Animal tours – http://www.wildlifealliance.org/wildlife-tours/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Cambodia

Siem Reap
Angkor Archaelogical area – Aspara organisation – and Canby guide to each temple of Angkor – http://www.canbypublications.com/angkor-cambodia/angkor-temple-guide.htm

Angkor Archaeological park

Temples:
– Angkor wat
– Bayon
– Ta Prohm

Angkor National Museum – Siem Reap
Angkor Night Market – Siem Reap
Cambodia Landmine Museum – Siem reap

Angkor national museum
Angkor night market
Pub street
Tonle sap and floating village

Phnom Penh
Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmei)
Independence Monument – Phnom Penh
Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda
Russian Market (Phsar Toul Tom Pong) – Phnom Penh
Tonle Sap – Phnom Penh
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek – Phnom Penh

Tuol sleng genocide museum – phnom penh
Choeng ek memorial – phnom penh
Central Market – Phnom Penh

Tours (Selected) – Cambodia

Beekeeper – Tuk tuk rally Cambodia – http://beekeeperparade.com/the-great-tuk-tuk-rally/

• Vespa Adventures Day Tours (Siem Reap – Cambodia and Hoi an / Saigon – Vietnam) – http://www.vespaadventures.com/

Shopping – Cambodia

Phnom penh

Siem Reap

Other

• Kampot Pepper – http://www.kampot-pepper.com.au/

Local Transportation – Cambodia

• Siem reap –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Sihanoukville –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Phnom Penh –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal


East Timor

General Info / Resources – East Timor

Recommended Books (Selected) – East Timor

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – East Timor

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – East Timor

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – East Timor

Local Transportation – East Timor


Indonesia

General Info / Resources – Indonesia

Bali

Almost Landing Bali – http://almostlanding-bali.com/
Bali bible – http://www.thebalibible.com/

• Bali.com – http://www.bali.com/
Bali Guide – http://www.baliguide.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Indonesia

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Indonesia

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Indonesia

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Indonesia

Taman mini Indonesia – Jakarta
Ubud – Bali
Borobudur temple – Yogyakarta

Rock Bar, Bali

Derawan Islands – Balikpapan – Borneo
Gili Islands – Near Bali
Jimbaran bay – Bali
Kakaban Island – Balikpapan – Borneo
Kayan Mentarang National Park – Balikpapan – Borneo
Karimunjawa Islands – Semarang
Padang Padang Beach – Bali
Seminyak – Bali
Tanjung Bira – Makkasan

Regions of Bali and surrounds:

Candi dasa
Canggu
Gili islands
Jimbaran
Kuta
Legian
Lombok
North bali
Nusa dua
Nusa lembongan
Sanur
Seminyak
Ubud
Uluwatu

Local Transportation – Indonesia


Laos

General Info / Resources – Laos

Recommended Books (Selected) – Laos

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Laos

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Laos

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Laos

Blue Lagoon
Pha That luang – Vientiane
Patuxai Monument
Vang Vieng
Kuang xi waterfall – luang phrabang

Luang Prabang – Township
Pak du caves
Patuxai
Uxo vistor centre

Local Transportation – Laos


Malaysia (Including Malaysian Borneo)

General Info / Resources – Malaysia

• Backpacking Malaysia – http://www.backpackingmalaysia.com/

• Mount Kinabalu – http://www.mountkinabalu.com/

Wonderful Malaysia – http://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com

Recommended Books (Selected) – Malaysia

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Malaysia

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Malaysia

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Malaysia

Layang Layang Island – Off Borneo
Suria KLCC Shopping complex

Twentieth Century Fox World – Resorts World Genting

Pulau Perhentian Island

Petronas towers
KLCC park
Mari mari cultural village
Tagal tinopikon park
Monosopiad cultural village
Mulu national park

• Batu Caves (caves and cave temples) Gombak district, north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Danum Valley – Borneo
Labuan Marine Park – Borneo
Lang Tengah Island – Terengganu
Mount Kinabalu – Borneo
Poring Hot Springs – Borneo
Pulau Payar Marine Park – Langkawi
Redang Island – Terengganu
Sabah Tea Garden – Borneo
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre – Borneo
Sipadan Islands – Tawau
Sungai Kinabatangan – River Cruise – Borneo
Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park – Borneo

Tours (Selected) – Malaysia
Borneo eco tours – http://www.borneoecotours.com
• Borneo Sandakan Tours – http://borneosandakan.com/
• Orangutan Odysseys Tours – http://www.orangutanodysseys.com

Local Transportation – Malaysia

• Malaysia buses – Bus online ticket – http://www.busonlineticket.com/


Philippines

General Info / Resources – Philippines
• Philippine beaches – http://www.philippinebeaches.org/travel/destinations/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Philippines

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Philippines

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Philippines

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Philippines

Intramuros – San agustin church
Banaue rice terraces – Luzon
Oslob – Cebu (Whale sharks)
Underground river – Puerto princesa

Tubbataha Reefs national park
Rice terraces of Philippine cordilleras
Historic town of vigan

Ardent Hot Springs, Camiguin Island

MANILA
Ayala museum
Ayala triangle gardens
Intramuros – fort Santiago and san agustin church
Las casas Filipinas de acuzar
Rizal park
Tagaytay
Villa escudero

Divisoria Market
Manilla shopping
Quiapo market
SM city north EDSA
SM Mal of asia
SM Megamall

CEBU
Bantayan island
Basilica minore de santo nino and magellans cross
Casa Gorordo
Malapascua
Moalboal
Sinulog festival
Puning hot spring
Kawasan falls

KALIBO
Ay atihan festival
Bakhawan ecopark
Sampaguita gardens
White beach – boracay
Bulabog beach – boracay
Crystal cove

PUERTA PRINCESA
Honda bay
Puerto princesa subterranean River national park
Tubbataha – snorkelling

TAGBILARAN
Balicasag snorkelling
Loboc river cruise
Panglao island beaches
Philippine tarsier and wildlife sanctuary
Tarsier botanika

Apo reef – mindoro
Ardent Hot Springs, Camiguin Island
Batanes mountains
Chocolate hills Bohol – Philippines
Coron bay
Isla De Gigantes Islands
Tarsier foundation

Local Transportation – Philippines


Singapore

General Info / Resources – Singapore

• City Nomads – http://www.citynomads.com/
Going places – http://www.goingplacessingapore.sg/
Michellin guide – Singapore – http://www.guide.michellin.sg
• Singapore Cheapo – http://singaporecheapo.com/

Singapore Guide – http://www.singapore-guide.com/
Singapore housing development board-
SG Guide – http://sg.asia-city.com/
Singapore Travelholic – http://www.singaporetravelholic.com/
Singapore Travelholic – Maps – http://www.singaporetravelholic.com/maps

Recommended Books (Selected) – Singapore

Tourism publications:
– Honey combers guide
– Red dot maps – http://www.reddotinc.com
– SG Nightlife guide
– Toptables guide – Food guide – http://www.toptables.sq

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Singapore

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Singapore

Lets go bike Singapore – http://www.letsgobikesingapore.com

Singapore Tourist Pass (MRT card and tourist pass) – http://www.thesingaporetouristpass.com.sg/

Singapore walks – http://www.singaporewalks.com
Tribe tours – http://www.tribe-tours.com

– See Singapore pass – iVenture card – http://www.seesingaporepass.iventurecard.com
– Singapore sightseeing pass – http://www.ducktours.com.sg
– Original Singapore walks – http://www.journeys.com.sg
– Real Singapore tours – http://www.betelboxtours.com

Singapore – Local events

Singapore international festival of arts – August to September –
Singapore night festival – August – http://nightfest.sg/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Singapore

Wikipedia – Places in Singapore –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Places_in_Singapore

Specific:
1-altitude rooftop bar
Art science museum
Arts House
Asian Civilizations Museum
Bedok Reservoir Park and adventure course
Capitol Entertainment complex
Ce la vi Rooftop bar (Singapore)
Changi Chapel and museum
Chinese / Japanese Gardens
East Coast waterfront parklands
Esplanade – Theatres on the bay
Fort Canning Park
Gardens by the Bay (and nightly light show)
Hawker food centres (Various)
Henderson Wave walkway @The Southern Ridge
Hort Park Singapore
Indian Heritage Centre – Little India
Islands – Singapore islands (From Marina south Pier) – Saint John’s islands, Kusu Island, Lazarus Island & Pulau Seringat, Pulau hantu, Sisters’ Islands

Island – Nikoi Private island (Two hours by boat from Singapore) – http://www.nikoi.com/
Island – Pulau Ubin island

Jewel at Changi Airport (Lifestyle precinct) -http://www.jewelchangiairport.com/
Jurong Bird Park
Jurong East Swimming Complex
Kreta Ayer wet market
Labrador Nature Reserve Walking Trail
Lantern bar
Loof rooftop bar
Marina Barrage
Marina bay Observation desk
Marina Bay Sands (and nightly light show)
Merlion
Mount Faber
National Museum
National Art Gallery Singapore
National Stadium and entertainment precinct
Pasir Ris Park
Peranakan Museum
Raffles hotel
Rail corridor Singapore gardens – http://www.ura.gov.sg/ms/RailCorridor/RFP
Sentosa Island (Includes various attractions, beaches, resorts world and Universal studios)
Singapore Botanic Gardens (Includes National Orchid Gardens)
Singapore cable car – Mount faber and Sentosa Island
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Discovery Centre
Singapore Flyer Observation wheel
Singapore River Cruises
Singapore Zoological Garden / Night Safari / River Safari
– Mandai nature precinct – Integrated Wildlife precinct – http://www.mandai.com/

South Beach Entertainment Complex
Sri Mariamman Temple
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Treetop Walk @MacRitchie Nature Reserve
Wild Wild Wet – Pasir ris

Food in Singapore:

Wikipedia – Hawker centres in Singapore –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_centre

Food republic Singapore – Various locations – http://foodrepublic.com.sg/stores/

Centres; Vivo city, wisman atria, ION orchard, 313 Somerset, Nex@ serangoon, 112 katong, Causeway point, Parkway parade, Suntec city, Breadtalk IHQ, city square mall, Westgate, Shaw house, Manulife centre, Capitol piazza

Shopping – Singapore
• Giant Supermarket – Singapore (Cheap groceries) – http://www.giantsingapore.com.sg/
• Kolombiana – http://www.kolombiana.com
• Singapore – Shopping – http://www.yoursingapore.com/content/traveller/en/browse/shopping.html
• TWG Tea – https://www.twgtea.com/

Centres:
Bedok mall
Bugis Junction and market –
Central shopping centre – clarke quay
Centrepoint Orchard
Far east plaza –
Harbourfront entertainment and shopping
ION shopping centre –
Isetan (department store)
Jurong Point mall
Leisure park mall (Singapore Stadium complex) Kalang
Liang court
Marina bay sands
Marina square –
Marks and spencer (Department Store)
Millenia walk
Mustafa centre –
Nee ann city –
Orchard central
Orchard gateway
Paragon Orchard –
Plaza Singapura
Raffles centre
Robinsons (Department Store)
South beach mall
Sungei flea market

Suntec city mall
Takashimaya (Department Store)
Tanglin Mall and shopping centre
Tangs (Department Store)
Tekka centre – Singapore
Verge – Little India
Vivo city
Wheelock place
Wisma atria

Areas / Districts
Ann siang hill
Arab Street
Bishan
Bras Basah
Chinatown
Clarke Quay
Dempsey Hill
Holland Village
Jalan besar
Kampong Klam
Katong and Joo chiat precinct
Little India
Marina Bay area
Queenstown
Orchard road shopping district – http://www.orchardroad.org/
Sentosa island
Tanjong Pagar – Includes Duxton hill
Tiong Bahru

Local Transportation – Singapore

• Ferry services to other Singapore islands – http://www.islandcruise.com.sg/
• Ferry services to Pulau Ubin – http://www.ulusingapore.com/gbubin.htm
• SBS Transit (Selected bus services only) – http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/
• SMRT (Trains, Buses and light rail) – http://www.smrt.com.sg/ and http://journey.smrt.com.sg/

My transport – https://www.mytransport.sg/content/mytransport/
My transport – Singapore – buses – https://www.mytransport.sg/content/mytransport/home/commuting/busservices.html

Bus – Bus router – https://busrouter.sg/
Bus – SBS – https://www.sbstransit.com.sg/journeyplan/

• Singapore Cruise and Ferry Terminal centres  – http://www.singaporecruise.com.sg/index.php

• Singapore Tourist Pass – EZ Link (Public transport smart card)  – http://www.thesingaporetouristpass.com.sg/ 

• Singapore Public transport card – EZ Link Smart card – http://ezlink.com.sg/home-tourist

Tours (Local) – Singapore

• Singapore Journeys Tours – http://journeys.com.sg/


Thailand

General Info / Resources – Thailand
• 1stop – Thailand – http://www.1stopthailand.com/
• Bangkok (BK) Magazine – http://bk.asia-city.com/
Chiang Mai – Art map – http://chiangmaiartmap.com/map/
Hivesters (Thai travel guide) – https://hivesters.com
Koh Samui Tourism – http://www.kohsamui-tourism.com
• Maya Bay (Glowing plankton tours) – http://www.mayabaytours.com/
• * Nancy Chandler – Handdrawn Chiang mai and Bangkok Maps – http://www.nancychandler.net/
• Samui Library Online – Thailand – http://www.samuilibraryonline.com
• Samui Navigator – Thailand – http://www.samuinavigator.com
• Thaiways (Destinations portal) – http://www.thaiwaysmagazine.com/
Thaizer (Thai travel guide) – http://www.thaizer.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Thailand

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Thailand

– Hmong crafts – Northern thailand

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Thailand

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Thailand

Khao sok national park – http://www.khaosok.com/

Thailand hong – hidden lagoons

Bangkok – Chao praya express boat

Phuket – Freedom beach (Dec to june)

Ao Sane, Phuket

Ang thong marine park

Wat rong khun (white temple) – Chiang Rai
Wat Mahahat and Wat Sra sri – Sukhothai
Emerald cave (Morakot cave) – Trang
Klong Hae Floating market – Bangkok
Nai Harn Beach, Nai Harn, Thailand

Chiang Mai
Dokmai gardens
Queen sirikit gardens

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Bangkok

Overall
Above Eleven Rooftop bar – Sukhumvit
• Elephant Nature Park – Chiang Mai – http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/

Octave Rooftop bar – Marriott 57 hotel
Red sky rooftop bar – Centara Grand at Centralworld
Rooftop Bar – Baiyoke sky hotel
Skybar Rooftop bar / Distil Rooftop bar – Lebua at State tower – Bangkok
Three sixty Rooftop bar – Millenium Hilton Bangkok
Zeppelin Rooftop bar on Sukhumvit 69
Zoom skybar at Anantara Sathorn
Vertigo Rooftop bar – Banyan tree Hotel Rooftop

Emerald pool – Krabi
Hot springs – Krabi
Tiger cave temple – Krabi
Phranang Cave beach – Krabi

Shopping – Thailand
• Shopping in Thailand – http://www.shoppinginthailand.com
• Tourism Thailand – Shopping – http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions/Shopping

List of largest shopping malls in Thailand (Wikipedia) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_shopping_malls_in_Thailand

Bangkok
• Chatuchak Market (Bangkok, Thailand) – http://www.chatuchak.org/
• Bangkok – Top 10 Malls – http://www.bangkok.com/top10-shopping-malls.htm
• Bangkok.com Shopping – http://www.bangkok.com/shopping and http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-area.htm

List of shopping malls in Bangkok (Wikipedia) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shopping_malls_in_Bangkok

Shopping areas:
Pathuwan Area
Chidlom Area
Siam Area
Silom Area
Sukhumvit Area
Pratunam Area

Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Night Market area
Warowat Market
Chiang Mai Sunday walking market

Phuket

Local Transportation – Thailand

• Bangkok –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Chiang Mai –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal


Vietnam

General Info / Resources – Vietnam

• Vietnam Online – http://www.vietnamonline.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Vietnam

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Vietnam

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Vietnam

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Vietnam

Ha long bay
Hanoi – Old quarter
Sapa Valley – Bac ha market
Mekong river cruise
Ho chi minh city – Ben Thanh Market

Bat Trang Village – Hanoi
Ben Thanh Market – Ho Chi Minh
Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam)
Reunification Palace – Ho Chi Minh
Sapa Hills Villages
Sơn Đoòng Cave (Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam)
War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh

Local Transportation – Vietnam


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ASIA – Sub-continent and Central Asia


Overall Sub-continent and Central Asia Region – and including countries not expanded below

General Info / Resources – Sub-continent and Central Asia

• Rickshaw Run – India (STA Travel) – http://www.statravel.com.au/rickshaw-run.htm

Recommended Books (Selected) – Sub-continent and central Asia

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – Sub-continent and central Asia


India

General Info / Resources – India

Recommended Books (Selected) – India

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – India

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – India

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – India

Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands – IDIA
Taj mahal – india

Jaipur – Amber fort
– Bollywood tours – http://www.bollywoodtours.in/
– Mumbai film city tours – http://www.mumbaifilmcitytours.com

Local Transportation – India


Maldives

General Info / Resources – Maldives

My Maldives – http://www.mymaldives.com.au

Recommended Books (Selected) – Maldives

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – Maldives

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Maldives

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Maldives

Sail Maldives
Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Local Transportation – Maldives


Nepal

General Info / Resources – Nepal
• Nepal Tourism (Unofficial) – http://www.nepaltourism.info/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Nepal

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Nepal

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Nepal

Annapurna range and climb

Mount Everest

Local Transportation – Nepal

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China

General Info / Resources – China

Recommended Books (Selected) – China

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – China

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – China

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – China

Xian – terracotta warriors
Great wall of china
Pandas – china
Great wall of china

Local Transportation – China</p


Hong Kong

General Info / Resources – Hong Kong

Recommended Books (Selected) – Hong Kong

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Hong Kong

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Hong Kong

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Hong Kong

longest covered escalator – connaught road

Local Transportation – Hong Kong

Trams – https://www.hktramways.com/en/tramoramic/


Japan

General Info / Resources – Japan
• * 100 Tokyo (Tokyo Area guides, places of interest and more) – http://100tokyo.jp/
All about Japan – http://allabout-japan.com/
CNN – discover Japan – http://edition.cnn.com/specials/travel/discover-japan
• Cool Japan (By ANA – Japan Culture and Tourism portal) – https://www.ana-cooljapan.com/

• Daisuki Japan – http://www.daisuki-japan.com/
Deep Kyoto –
Dig Japan – http://www.mapple.co.jp/digjapan/en
Do you know Japan (Japanese Government) – http://doyouknowjapan.com/

Experience Japan – http://www.experiencejapan.com.au
Explore Osaka http://exp-osaka.net/
*** Exploring Tokyo – http://www.exploringtokyo.com/
• Gaijin Pot (Foreigners tips for Japan) – http://gaijinpot.com/
• Gday Japan (Australian based Japan travel publication / magazine) – http://gdayjapan.com.au/
Gday Japan – Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/gdayjp/
Gday Japan – Guide to destinations of Japan – Portal – http://www.gdayjapan.com.au/destinations/

• Go Japan Go – http://www.gojapango.com/
Go to Japan – http://www.facebook.com/gotojapan.jp
• Good Coffee – Japan Directory and listings – http://en.goodcoffee.me/
Gurunavi – Japanese food guide – https://gurunavi.com/
• How to Osaka (Guide to Osaka) – http://www.howto-osaka.com/en/
Ikidane Japan – http://ikidane-nippon.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/ikidane.en/
• Inside Kyoto – http://www.insidekyoto.com

Japan 365 Days – http://www.japan365days.com/

• Japan Cheapo – http://japancheapo.com/
• Japan Blog List – http://www.japanbloglist.com/

• JAL – Guide to Japan – http://www.au.jal.com/world/en/guidetojapan/
Japan english teacher – https://www.japanenglishteacher.com/
• Japan Explorer (Australian based Japan tourism site) – http://www.japanexplorer.com.au/
Japan Experience – https://www.japan-experience.com/
Japan FAQ – http://www.thejapanfaq.com/
• Japan Foundation (The) – http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/index.html
• *** Japan Foundation – Sydney (Public Japanese Library and culture resources) – http://www.jpf.org.au/
Japan – Econnectjapan.com (Japan sim card access) – http://www.econnectjapan.com
• Japan Free Wifi – http://wi2.co.jp/tjw/english.html and http://www.ntt-bp.net/jcfw/en.html
Japan free wifi – hot spots – portal of locations – http://japanfreewifi.jnto.go.jp/eng/wifi-spot-list.php
• Japan Government – Facebook Page (Country Updates and events) – https://www.facebook.com/JapanGov

• **** Japan Guide (Comprehensive guide to everything Japan) – http://www.japan-guide.com/

• Japan Guidebook – http://www.japanguidebook.com/

• Japan Hot Now – http://jp-hotnow.com/en/

• Japan Info (Blog of events and activities) – http://jpninfo.com/

Japan in Melbourne – http://www.japaninmelbourne.com.au/
Japan International broadcasting – http://www.jibtv.com/
Japan International broadcasting – Tokyo creators – http://www.jibtv.com/programs/tokyo_creators/
– Japan lovers (online store and culture portal) – http://japanlover.me/
Japan meteorological agency – nhttp://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
Japan national parks – http://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/nps/park/index.html
Japan Package tours (Australian based tour agency) – http://www.japanpackagetours.com.au/
Japan (JNTO) – Hands free travel (Baggage services) – http://www.jnto/jp/hands-free-travel
Japan specialist – https://www.facebook.com/maru.japan/

• Japan (JNTO) Travel Blog – http://www.japantravelinfo.com/blog/

• Japan (JNTO) Official Monthly Web magazine – http://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/en/
**** JNTO – Travel planner tool – Train routing – http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/travelplanner.html
JNTO – safety tips – http://www.jnto.go.jp/safety-tips/pc/
JNTO – Travel guide – http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/pdf/travelguide.html
JNTO – Weather – http://www.jnto.go.jp/weather/eng/index.php

JNTO – Emergencies and guide when feeling ill – http://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html
JNTO – Festivals and events in Japan – summary – http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/festivals/index.html
JNTO – Japan – traditional culture and festivals (illustrated portal) – http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/indepth/cultural/experience/index.html
JNTO – Japan onsens – http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/attractions/rest/onsen/onsen_p1.html

• Japan Restaurant Search (By JNTO) – http://www.jnto.go.jp/restaurant-search/eng/index.php

• *** Japan Talk – http://www.japan-talk.com/
• Japan Talk – Festival guide – http://www.japan-talk.com/jt/new/matsuri

Japan tax free shopping – http://tax-freeshop.jnto.go.jp/eng/index.php

• Japan Times – http://www.japantimes.co.jp/
• Japan Times – Events – http://www.japantimes.co.jp/events/
• Japan Times – Japan Pulse (Trending and culture news) – http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/
• Japan Today (News)- http://www.japantoday.com/

• ** Japan Travel (Japan portal) – http://en.japantravel.com/
• Japan Travel Advice – http://japantraveladvice.com/
• Japan Travel Mate – http://japantravelmate.com/

• Japan Traveler online – http://japantraveleronline.com/
• Japan Visitor – http://www.japanvisitor.com/
• Japan Wifi Service (Wifi device rental) – https://japanwifiservice.com/en/
• Japan-zone – http://www.japan-zone.com/

• Japanese Inn group (Ryokan)- http://japaneseinngroup.com/
Japanese guest houses – https://www.japaneseguesthouses.com/
• Japanican – http://www.japanican.com/en/
• ** Just Japan Podcast (Weekly Podcasts about culture and life in Japan) – http://busankevin.com/

• Kansai Scene – https://www.kansaiscene.com/
• Kansai Window (Kansai events and news) – http://www.kansai.gr.jp/en/
Kyary – http://kyary.asobisystem.com/english/

Kyoto Artisans – http://www.kyotoartisans.jp/en/

• Kyoto Fan (Kyoto Happenings and Culture page) – https://www.facebook.com/discoverkyoto

• Kyoto Guide – http://www.kyotoguide.com/
• Kyoto Guide by Kyoto-asu- http://eng.trip.kyoto.jp/
Kyoto Journal – http://www.kyotojournal.org/
• Kyoto Project (English guide to Kyoto) – http://thekyotoproject.org/english/
– Includes infromation about the lucky four leaf clover taxis

Lets enjoy Tokyo – http://letsenjoytokyo.com/en/
Live Japan – https://livejapan.com/

• *** Matcha (Foreigners Japanese Travel Magazine / Online Guide) – http://mcha-jp.com/
– Beginners guide to Japan – https://matcha-jp.com/en/beginner/

Metropolis magazine (Biggest English language magazine in Japan)- http://metropolisjapan.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/MetropolisMagazine/
– Includes culture and events
*** Moshi Moshi Japan (Harajuku info centre site) – http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/
Nagoya magazine – http://www.nagmag.jp/
NHK World (TV and radio) – Travel portal – https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/
– Travel and culture – https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/culture/
– Language – https://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/
– Amazing Japan portal – https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/radio/travel/

Osaka Free wifi –
• Rocket News (Japanese culture news) – http://en.rocketnews24.com/

• Ryokan and Hotel Association (ACCOMODATION) – http://www.ryokan.or.jp/english/
Samurai Trip – https://samuraitrip.com/en
• Savvy Tokyo – http://www.savvytokyo.com/

Shopping in Japan portal – http://sij.jnto.go.jp/eng/index.php
• Selected Ryokan (ACCOMODATION – Ryokan Portal) – http://selected-ryokan.com/

Stay Japan – japan lodging site (Including Ryokans) – http://www.stayjapan.com
Starbucks Japan – Wifi registration – https://service.wi2.ne.jp/wi2net/SbjReg/2/?locale=en

• ** Tabelog – Japanese Restaurant, Cafes and eateries directory and rankings – http://tabelog.com/en/

*** Tabimori app – Japanese country app – https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/fun/app/

Tastes of Japan (Japanese food portal By ANA) – https://www.ana.co.jp/tastesofjapan/en/
• Thousands – Tokyo (The) – http://www.thethousands.com.au/tokyo/
Tobu – Tokyo Attractions – http://www.tobu.co.jp
• Tofugu (Japanese culture and Travel) – http://www.tofugu.com/

Tokyo Art beat – http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/

• Tokyo Cheapo – http://www.tokyocheapo.com

Tokyo Cheapo – Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TokyoCheapo/
– National diet building free tour – https://tokyocheapo.com/entertainment/national-diet-building-free-tour/

• Tokyo Cheapo – Events – http://tokyocheapo.com/events/

Tokyo Cheapo – Neighborhoods and locations profiles – https://tokyocheapo.com/all-locations/

• Tokyodesu (Events, news and updates) – http://tokyodesu.com/
• Tokyo Eats (Blog and Eateries Book)- http://www.tokyoeats.jp/
• Tokyo Fashion – https://www.facebook.com/TokyoFashion and http://tokyofashion.com/
• Tokyoing (Tokyo Events and Sights) – http://tokyoing.net/

Tokyo information centre – http://www.tictokyo.jp/en/

• Tokyo Pocket Guide – http://www.tokyopocketguide.com/tokyo/

• Tokyo Weekender – http://www.tokyoweekender.com/

• ** Timeout Japan (Attractions, restaurants, Arts and Culture and more) – http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo
• Timeout Japan – Tokyoite – Blog and latest news – http://blogs.timeout.jp/en/
• Timeout Japan – Style of the day – http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/tag/Style_of_the_Day?order=bydate
• Timeout Japan – 101 Things to do in Japan – http://www.timeout.jp/101-things-to-do-in-japan/

• Timeout Tokyo and Kyoto – http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo
• Timeout Tokyo – 50 Reasons of the best of Tokyo – http://www.timeout.jp/mag/50reasons/

Time out Tokyo – Things to do portal –- http://www.timeout.com/tokyo/things-to-do

Tokyo crime prevention site and map – http://www2.wagmap.jp/jouhomap/portal?langmode=1
Tokyo disaster prevention map – http://map.bousai.metro.tokyo.jp/en/pc/
Tokyo disaster prevention centre – http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/showa/tokyorinkai/english/index.htm
Tokyo street view – http://www.tokyostreetview.com/

• Travel Japan – Eating Out – http://www.traveljapan.com.au/eating-out
• Travel Japan – Events and Festivals – http://www.traveljapan.com.au/events-festivals

Truly Tokyo – http://trulytokyo.com/

• Tsunagu Japan – http://www.tsunagujapan.com/

Unmissable Tokyo – http://www.unmissabletokyo.com/
Walk Japan – http://www.walkjapan.com/

• Wanderlust Japan (Illustrated guide to Japan and travel tips) – http://wanderlust-japan.com/
• Wander Tokyo – http://wandertokyo.com/
Wattention (Japanese travel portal) – http://www.wattention.com/
• *** Web Japan (Official Portal of Japanese culture – includes street fashions, food and trends portal and more) – http://web-japan.org/
Where in Tokyo – http://www.whereintokyo.com
• * Whirlpool – Japan FAQ Wiki page – http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/japantravelfaq

You in Japan (Japan tips) – http://youinjapan.net/
• Zooming Japan – http://zoomingjapan.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Japan

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Japan

Attraction and shrine ink stamp prints (Collecting)

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Japan

Fellow trip Japan – Local Japanese paid tours – https://newrelease.fellow-trip.com/

Osaka amazing pass – card
IC cards (Transport cards) – Pasmo

Inside Japan Tours (Based in Australia) – https://www.insidejapantours.com/

• JNTO Directory of guide services – Professional and volunteer goodwill guides – http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/travel/guide/guideservice.html

• JTB Travel (Agency, Tour Booking and more – Based in Australia) – http://www.jtbtravel.com.au/ and http://www.jtboi.com.au/ and http://www.jtb.co.jp/shop/itdw/info/e/

Kyoto – reservation and tours portal – https://kyo-ryo.jp/

• Kyoto Free Guides (Free Volunteer guide service – Pre book) – http://kyotofreeguide.sakura.ne.jp/

Nippon travel agency – http://www.ntainbound.com/

•  Sachi Tours (Based in Australia – Nippon Travel agency office) – http://www.sachitours.com.au

• Tokyo Free Guides (Free Volunteer guide service – Pre book) – http://tokyofreeguide.com/
• Tokyo Urban Adventures –  https://www.facebook.com/tokyourbanadventures
• Travel Japan (Day and Extended tours and Tourist Information centres in Japan – Based in Australia) – http://www.traveljapan.com.au/

• Visit Kansai – (Free goodwill guides for Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka) – http://www.visitkansai.com/

Walk Japan (Walking tours) – http://www.walkjapan.com
Wow Japan – http://wow-j.com/en/
Zenbu tours – by Jane Lawson – https://zenbutours.com/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Japan

Nation wide –

Capsule hotels
Japan style inns – ryokans
Japan Winter illuminations – http://tokyocheapo.com/entertainment/top-10-picks-for-best-winter-illuminations-in-tokyo/
Kaiseki cuisine
Tokyo International Cultural festivals

Hanami / Cherry Blossoms

Japan Guide – Best Hamani (Cherry Blossom) viewing and reports – Japan – http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011_where.html and Tokyo – http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3050.html
Japan Guide – Top Hamani viewing at Yoshinoyama – http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4152.htm
*** JNTO (Japan Tourism Authority) – Annual Cherry blossom forecast – http://www.jnto.go.jp/sakura/eng/index.php
Kaiseki (Japanese 10 course cuisine) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiseki
Tokyo Cheapo – Top Hanami (Cherry Blossom spots and Bloom predictions / forecast) – http://tokyocheapo.com/lifestyle/tokyo-cherry-blossoms-top-hanami-spots/
yaenkoen.co.jp/english/html/top_e.htm and http://shibuonsen.net/english/

Suggested top Hamani locations

Arashiyama – Kyoto
Ueno Park – Tokyuo
Meguro River – tokyo
lake kawaguchi – Yamanashi Prefecture
Kakundate, akita prefecture
Japan mint – Osaka
Hirosaki Park – Hirosaki
Chidorigafuchi – Tokyo

Onsen / Sento bathing

Japan Association of Secluded Hot spring inns – http://www.hitou.or.jp/en/
Japan tourism Australia – Onsen – https://www.jnto.org.au/experience/onsen/
Kusatsu Onsen – http://www.kusatsuonsen-international.jp/en/
Onsen Japan – http://www.onsenjapan.net/index.php
Sento Guide Japan – http://www.sentoguide.info/
Tokyo sento association – http://www.1010.or.jp/english/

Autumn Leaves

Wattention – Ultimate autumn leaves map – http://wattention.com/ultimate-map-of-fall-foliage-destinations-in-japan

Fukuoka
Food stalls of Hakata
Kawachi Fuji Garden (Wisteria Garden) – Fukuoka – http://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/en/1502_wisteria.html
Wisteria terrace – kitakyuushu, fukuoka (April to May)

Hakone
Cable car to Mount Sounzan
Hakone Free Pass – discount card
Lake Ashi
Mount Komagatake and Cable car
Odawara town
Owakudani (Greater Boiling Valley)
Owakudani Volcano

Hiroshima
Peace park
Hiroshima Castle
Miyajima island
Onomichi

Kamakura
Daibutsu (Great Buddha)
Engakuji Temple
Tokeiji Temple
Kenchoji Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Kamakura Museum of National Treasure
Enoshima Island
Kamakura hydrangeas

Kanazawa
Kanazawa Museum of Contemporary Art – Kanazawa – https://www.kanazawa21.jp/en/
Hakone kowakien Yunessun (Onsens quirky) – Kanagawa – http://www.yunessun.com/english/yunessun.html

Kobe

Kyoto
Adashino Nenbutsu-ji
Arashiyama bamboo grove
Arashiyama district
Arashiyama Monkey Park
Arima onsen (Near Kyoto)- http://www.visit.arima-onsen.com/
Autumn leaves in Fall / Autumn
Enkō-ji
Funaoka Onsen
Fushimi Inari-taisha
Ginkakuji temple
Gion district
Imperial Palace
Kamo River area (Near Gion)
Kinkakuji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera temple
Koei Kyoto arts museum – Kyoto
Kyoto National Museum
Maruyama Park
Nanzen-ji
Nijo castle
Ninna-ji
Philosopher’s Walk
Pontocho
Ryōan-ji
Sagano scenic train
Sanjusangendo
Suetomi – Kyoto
Suntory yanazaki whisky distillery
Tenryū-ji
Toei Kyoto Studio Park – http://www.toei-eigamura.com/en/
Tōfuku-ji
Yasaka Shrine

Hoshinoya Kyoto
Nine hour
Suetomi
Nishiki market shopping street
Miyawaka baisenan

Nakasendo way walk – https://www.nakasendoway.com/

Mount Fuji
– Fuji Mountain – July to sept – Fuji climbing season
Fuji Q Highland Themepark – (Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi) – http://www.fujiq.jp/en/
Fuji Shibazakura Flowers – http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6919.html and http://www.shibazakura.jp/eng/
Gotemba Premium Outlets – Located near a town near Mt. Fuji
Haring collection
JNTO – Climb mt Fuji – http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/indepth/scenic/mtfuji/fuji_05.html
Kinseiken
Koshu wine
Mount Fuji – http://wikitravel.org/en/Mount_Fuji and http://mtfuji-jp.com/
Mount Fuji summit trail and climbing (Official website) – http://www.fujisan-climb.jp/en/
Mount Fuji – Climbing advice from Tokyo Cheapo – http://tokyocheapo.com/lifestyle/climbing-fuji-how-to-climb-japans-most-famous-mountain/

Mount fuji 5th station
Mt fuji
Nakamura Keith

Nara
Nara Park
Todaiji Temple
Nara-machi
Great Buddha

Nagoya
Atsuta Houraiken – Aichi
SC Maglev and Railway park – Aichi

Nikko

Chuzenji Onsen
Edo world – Nikko
Futarasan Shrines
Kegon Falls
Lake Chuzenji
Rinnoji Temple
Shinkyo (Sacred Bridge)
The Futarasan Jinja Shrine
Tobu World Square, Nikko (Recreation of 100 of the world’s most famous places at 1/25th the size) – http://www.tobuws.co.jp/en/
Toshogo Shrine
Toshogu Temple

Okinawa
Churaumi Aquarium Okinawa
Taketomi island
Shimayasai to shabu – shabu gajumaru
Shurijo castle
Iiomate island – Hoshino resorts Risonare

Osaka
Americamura district
Instant ramen museum Osaka – http://www.instantramen-museum.jp/
Minoo Falls – Osaka – http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4019.html
Misono
National Museum of Art
Osaka Aquarium
Osaka castle
Osaka International Peace Center
Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street – Kitchen street
Shinsekai district
Shitennō-ji temple
Spa world – Osaka – http://www.spaworld.co.jp/english/service.html
Tsūtenkaku tower
Umeda Sky building
Universal Studios Japan – Osaka – http://www.usj.co.jp/e/

Sapporo (Hokkaido)
• Edo Wonderland, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido (This park is a full scale village recreation of the Edo (1603-1868) Period of Japan.) – http://www.edo-trip.jp/lng_english/
• Hokkaido – Lavender and flower farms – http://www.farm-tomita.co.jp/en/

Takayama / Hida

Hida Folk Village
Shirakawago (UNESCO Village)
Shiroyama Park
Takayama Jinya Market and the Miyagawa Market

Tokyo

Wikipedia – Parks and Gardens in Tokyo – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Parks_and_gardens_in_Tokyo

Tokyo Districts
Akihabara / Ochanomizu
Asakusa
Akasaka / National Government area
Bunkyo-ku / Tokyo Dome area
Daikanyama
Ebisu / Daikanyama
Ginza
Harajuku / Otomesando / Aoyama
Ikebukuro
Jiyugaoka and Kuhonbutsu
Kichijoji
Koenji
Koto-ku
Marunouchi / Tokyo Station / Yurakucho / Nihonbashi
Meguro and Gakugei-daigaku
Mita
Nakameguno
Nakano Broadway
Nihombashi
Odaiba / Tokyo bay islands.
Oshiage / Sky Tree
Ota-ku
Roppongi / Azabu-Juban
Shibamata
Shibuya
Shimokitazawa
Shinagawa
Shinjuku
Shiodome / Shiba / Takeshiba / Minato-ku / Shimbashi
Sumida / Ryogoku
Tomigaya
Tsukiji / Tsukishima
Ueno / Ameyoko / Yanaka
Yokocho

Yoyogi

Nearby Tokyo districts
Eastern Tama area
Western Tama area

Tokyo Attractions

Asakusa Kannon Temple

Akihabara (electronic) district
Akhibara Tokyo street fancy dress go karting (Advance booking and International drivers license required) – http://akibanavi.net/
Ameyoko Shopping Street
Anshin Oyado – Japan luxury capsule hotel – https://www.anshin-oyado.jp/english/
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Asakusa samba festival
Asakusa Shopping Streets

Ashikaga Flower Park – Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture (North of Tokyo) – http://www.ashikaga.co.jp/access.html
Cat Cafe calico – Tokyo – http://www.catcafe.jp/
Chidorigafuchi Garden
Daikoku-yu Bathhouse
Daruma doll fair – jin daiji
Depachika (department store basement food halls)
Ebisu district
Edo Tokyo Museum
Estacion café (views of Shibuya crossing) – 5th floor shibuya excel hotel Tokyo
Fireflies festivals (Late May / June – around Tokyo) – http://tokyocheapo.com/lifestyle/tokyo-fireflies-festivals/
Ghibli Museum (Tokyo) – http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/ and http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/welcome/
– Tickets portal – http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/ticket-information/
– Book online via website or JTB local travel agency – need to book in advance.

– only way to get in is by advance purchase and can make reservations is by going to a Lawson store and using their Loppi automatic ticket vendor. They go on sale the first of every month according to the website.
Gizna District
Goat (Udagawa) Cafe http://www.udagawacafe.com/sakuragaoka/en/
Gotokuji Temple – Cat temple
Guide to Onsen in Tokyo – Tokyoing – http://tokyoing.net/onsen-in-tokyo/
Gyoen national garden
Hachiko – Famous dog statue in Shibuya crossing
Harajuku District
Hamarikyu Gardens
Happonen Garden – Tea
Hibiya Park
Imperial palace
Kabuki-za Theatre
Kagurazaka – France Town
Kappabashi Street – Kitchen district (includes plastic food shops – conducts fake food creation workshops)
Kiyosumi Garden

Kit kat chocolatory – Ginza – https://nestle.jp/brand/kit/chocolatory/

Kokyo Gaien National Garden
La qua Onsen – Tokyo dome city – http://www.laqua.jp/pages/en/spa.html
LakeTown Outlet part of Aeon LakeTown (in Saitama Prefecture)
Onsen in Tokyo – Tokyoing – http://tokyoing.net/onsen-in-tokyo/
Onsen in Tokyo – Timeout – http://www.timeout.com/tokyo/health-and-beauty/onsen-tokyo-guide
Manza onsen
Meiji Jingu Stadium – Baseball
Meiji Shrine
Mori Art Museum

Nakano Broadway and Nakano area
Nakamise shopping arcade
National Art Center
National Museum of Nature and Science
National Museum of Western Art – Tokyo
New York bar and Peak bar – Grand Hyatt Tokyo.
Nezu Museum
Nezu Shrine
Nogawa park
Nihonbashi District – Traditional foods and goods
Ninja Akasaka Restaurant
Ochanomizu District- Music instruments and sports district
Ooedo Onsen – Odaiba, Tokyo – http://www.ooedoonsen.jp/en/top/
Odaiba Precinct and Daiba Park
Oedo-Onsen-Monogatari – Onsen
Omotesando and laneways (Vintage shops)

Pokemon centre

Rainbow Bridge
Rikugi-en Garden
Roppongi and Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills complex observation deck – http://www.roppongihills.com/
Ryogoku Kokugikan – Sumo centre

Ryugin restaurant

Senso-ji Temple
Shiba Rikyu Garden
Shibuya Crossing and district
Shimokitazawa district
Shinjuku District
Shinjuku Gyoen Garden
Showa Memorial Park
Skytree
Statue of Liberty – Japanese version
Sumida Park
Sumida river fireworks

Sunshine 60 Observatory
Tokyo cat man

Tokyo Disney Resort (Disneyland and Disneysea) – http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/tdl/
Tokyo Dome City
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building – Observatipon deck
Tokyo midtown complex – asakusa
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo River cruise
Tokyo station complex
Tsukiji fish market – http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp/tukiji_e.htm
– There are two sets of 60 people who are allowed to watch the action; the first group is allowed to watch the auction between 5:25am and 5:45am, the second group is allowed to watch the auction between 5:50am and 6:10am. check the days the Tsukiji Fish Market Tuna Auction is open (red dot means closed). To be in one of those two sets of 60 people (120 people total), you need to arrive more than an hour ahead of time.
Tokyo Tower and Zojoji Temple
Ueno District
Ueno Park
Ueno zoo
Umihotaru – Tokyo bay bridge tunnel system island – https://www.umihotaru.com/en/
Uobei Shibuya Dogenzaka – (High tech sushi train in Shibuya, Tokyo) – http://tokyocheapo.com/food-and-drink/uobei-flying-sushi-restaurant/
Yoyogi Park
Yurakucho (Japanese street food alley area)

Wakayama
Adventure world
My koya
Nachi Falls (Nacho Taisha) – Wakayama – http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4955.html

Yokohama
Cup noodles museum – Yokohama (near Tokyo)- http://www.cupnoodles-museum.jp/english/map/index.html
Kirin Beer factory – Yokohama – http://www.kirin.co.jp/entertainment/factory/yokohama/tour/
Sankeien Gardens – Yokohama

Other Japan

Akita
Kurikyu
Tsurunoyu
Sake breweries in Akita
Shirakami-Sanchi (virgin forest straddles both Akita and Aomori Prefectures)

Aomori
Osorezan Bodaiji Temple
Towada art center (Towada city museum of contemporary art)

Chiba
Nine hours
Tokyo Disney resort

Mitsui Outlet Park

Ehime
Simonada Station
Dogo onsen

Fukui
Sabae paperglass

Fukushima
Miharu Takizakura

Gifu
Hida Takayama
Yoro Tenmei Hantenchi (Site of reversible destiny)
Nakasendō (an ancient road that connected Kyoto and Edo during the Edo period – 69 station)
– Magome-juku (43rd station)

Kiso valley

Gunma
Kusatsu hot springs

Himeji
Himeji Castle – http://www.himeji-castle.gr.jp/index/English/

Hokkaido
Unkai terrace – Sunrise – snowtomamu.jp/summer/en
Lucky Pierrot (Tokura branch)
Otaru Canal
Lake shumarinai

Hyogo
Takarazuka Grand Theatre
Hanshin Koshien Stadium
Takeda Castle ruins

Tanto Tulip Field (and Festival) – http://visitkinosaki.com/events/8/?view_oft=0

Ibaraki
Kairakuen park – Plum trees – http://www.koen.pref.ibaraki.jp/foreign_language/en Hitachi Seaside Park – Hitachinaka, Ibaraki (Blue flowers in Late April / May) –

Ishikawa
21st Century Museum of contemporary art, Kanazawa
Kanazawa Chaya-gai

Iwate
Azumaya
Hiraizumi Motsuji Tenple

Kagawa
Hinode noodle factory
Teshima art museum
Seto ohashi bridge

Kagoshima
Orange restaurant express
Kagoshima shochu
Yakushima
Shiratani Unsuikyo Gorge – Kagoshima –
Senganen Garden – Kagoshima – http://www.senganen.jp/en/senganen/index.html

Kanagawa
Enoshima electric railway
Kamakura hydrangeas

Kochi
Hirome market

Kumamoto
Amakusa

Mie
Akame 48 waterfalls
Ninja no mori
The grand shrine at Ise
Hot springs

Miyagi
Matsushima

Miyazakji
Takachiho

Nagano
Bleston court Yukawatan
Masuichi Kyakuden
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (Road cutout through walls of snow) – http://www.alpen-route.com/en/
Jigokudani Monkey Park – Nagano – http://www.jigokudani-
Happo Pond – Nagano (Scenic views) –

Nagasaki
Harahoge shokudo
Gunkanjima
Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki (full-scale recreation of Dutch buildings and gardens) – http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/

Niigata
Sadokoku ondeko

Oita
Beppu Jigoku meguri
Kintetsu Beppu Ropeway – Oita – http://english.beppu-navi.jp/item/203

Okayama
Kojima jeans street
Okayama korakuen gardens
Kusatsu hot springs

Saga
Noritougama

Saitama
Asamai Reizo
Metropolitan area outer underground discharge channel

Shiga
Hikone castle

Shimane
Tsuchie Kodomo kagura group
Adachi Museum of Art (Most beautiful garden in Japan – Shimane) – https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en

Shizuoka
Atami Hihoukan
Shiraito falls

Tochighi
Nikko Kanaya Hotel
Starnet

Tokushima
Awa odori festival

Tottori
Tottori – Sand dunes and Mt Daisen – http://www.torican.jp/english/sand-geopark

Toyama
Owara kaze-no-bon
Kurobe dam
Tateyama kurobe alpine route

Gokayama (Ancient architecture) – Toyama – http://www.gokayama.jp/english/

Yamagata
Zao hot springs
Ski resort

Yamaguchi
Nihonyori Tsukasa
Hagi

Other:

Inu store holder (Shiba-Kun or Shiba-chan) – If so, he works at a cigarette shop in Musashi-Koganei, about ~35 minutes from Shibuya. The shop (Suzuki Tobacco shop) is about ~15 minutes from JR Musahi-Koganei Station.

Ishigaki Island – Yaeyama Islands

Ski / Snow – Japan

Specific Ski / Snow areas

• Wikipedia – List of Ski Areas and resorts in Japan (Comprehensive List) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ski_areas_and_resorts_in_Japan

• Central Honshu (North between Nagoya and Tokyo)
– Hakuba * (Major)
– Myoko
– Naeba
– Nozawa * (Major)
– Shiga Kogen

• Northern Honshu
– Appi
– Hakkoda
– Zao

• Hokkaido Region (Near Sapporo)
– Furano * (Major)
– Kiroro
– Niseko * (Major)
– Rusutsu

Snow / Ski Information

• Japan Ski – http://www.japanski.com.au
• Liquid Japan Ski Tours / services / booking – http://www.ski-resorts-japan.com/

• Snow Japan (Snow Resorts Guide) – http://www.snowjapan.com/
• Ski Japan – http://www.skijapan.com/

• Travel Snow  (Japan Snow Fields guides) – http://www.travelsnow.com.au/destinations/japan-1
• Zao Ski Resort – Yamagata – http://www.zao-spa.or.jp/english/index.html

Local Transportation – Japan

• Arukumachi Kyoto (Kyoto transportation online route planner tool for buses and Trains) – http://www.arukumachikyoto.jp/index.php?lang=en

• Hyperdia – (Japan Rail timetables and connections – includes app) – http://www.hyperdia.com/en/

• ICOCA (Osaka and Kyoto – Kansai region electronic transport pass) – https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/travel-information/pass/icoca-haruka/

• Japan Bus service – Willer Express (Comfortable) – http://willerexpress.com/en/

• * Japan Rail Pass (Official General Overall Japan JR Rail Network and Japan rail pass information)- http://www.japanrailpass.net/en/ and Japan Railways Group – (Parent organisation of the 7 sub companies) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Railways_Group
• * Japan Rail Pass – Interactive guide to areas and types of rail pass (JTB Australia) – http://www.jtbtravel.com.au/jr-passes/map/

Japan Station (Japan train guide) – http://www.japanstation.com/ and
http://www.japanstation.com/news/
Japan tourist pass – http://touristpass.jp/en/

Japan train planning – Jorudan – http://www.plannerjorudan.co.jp/English

• JP Rail (General Japan rail Information) – http://jprail.com/
• JR Central (Nagoya and Fuji Region – Rail Operator) – http://english.jr-central.co.jp/
• JR East (Tokyo Region – CBD and regional – Rail Operator) – http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/ and rail pass – http://www.Jreast.co.jp/e/eastpass

• JR Hokkaido (Hokkaido Island – Rail Operator) – http://www2.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
• JR Kyushu (Kyushu Island – Rail Operator) – https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
• JR Shikoku (Shikoku Island – Rail Operator) – http://jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
• JR West (Kansai Region) – https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/

Keihan trains – Osaka / Kyoto trains – http://www.keihan.co.jp/travel/en/
Kintetsu rail pass

• Kyoto City web – Official Guide to Kyoto Buses and transportation – http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/access/transport.html

• Kyoto Subway and Train systems (Japan Guide)  – http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2363.html

Kyoto Bike Rental – http://www.kyoto-option.com/english/

• Kyoto Cycle – Official Kyoto tourism – Bike Rental places and Cycling the city information – http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/bicycle/en/rental/

• Kyoto Cycle – J Cycle Bike rental shop (Cycling maps, info and rental) – http://www.j-cycle.com/takatsuji/en/index.html

• Kyoto Cycle – Cycle Kyoto Guide – http://www.cyclekyoto.com/

• Kyoto Cycle – Kyoto Cycling tour project (Guided bicycle tours and cycle information) – http://www.kctp.net/en/

• Osaka – Kansai Airport Train – Haruka Express – https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/travel-information/pass/icoca-haruka/
• Osaka – Kansai Airport Train – Limited Express Rapi:t and Airport Express – Nankai Electric Railway Co. – http://www.howto-osaka.com/en/railway/kix/

• Osaka Transportation Bureau (Including subway and Bus) – http://www.kotsu.city.osaka.lg.jp/foreign/english
Narita Airport security – http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/security/index.html
• Pasmo (Tokyo Electronic transport Pass – by Tokyo Metro) – http://www.pasmo.co.jp/en/

• Suica (Tokyo Electronic transport Pass – by JR East) – http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/suica.html

Tobu – Private Tokyo rail link operator – http://www.tobu.co.jp/foreign/en/

**** Tokyo Cheapo – Shinkansen Fare calculator (Ex Tokyo to other destinations) – https://tokyocheapo.com/shinkansen-fare-calculator/

• Tokyo – Main station (Shinkansen taken at Tokyo or Shinagawa stations) –

• Tokyo – Haneda Airport Monorail – http://www.tokyo-monorail.co.jp/english/
• Tokyo – Haneda Keikyu Express Train – http://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/en/

• Tokyo – Narita Airport Trains – JR East NEX – http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
• Tokyo – Narita Airport Trains (and also Haneda) – Keisei Skyliner Limited Express (Blue line) AND Sky Access Express (Yellow Line) AND Keisei Main Local service Line (Red Line)- http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/us/

• Tokyo by Bike – http://www.tokyobybike.com/
• Tokyo Metro – http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/

Tokyo Buses –
Tokyo Trains – Visual live train visualisation – http://www.demap.info/tetsudonow/

• Wikipedia – List of Bus Operators in Japan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bus_operating_companies_in_Japan
• Wikipedia – List of Railway operators in Japan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_railway_companies_in_Japan

• Wikipedia – Shinkansen Services – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinkansen

• Wikipedia – Shinkansen Services Map – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinkansen#/media/File:Shinkansen_map_201503_en.png

Shopping – Japan

• Asakusa – Tokyo – Souvenir Hotspot

• Asoko (Quirky Gifts) – https://www.asoko-jpn.com/
Beams –
• Bicqlo (Fusion megastroe between Uniqlo and Bic Cameras – (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – http://www.biccamera.co.jp.e.lj.hp.transer.com/shoplist/shop-116.html

Bingo – Japanese 2nd hand store (Shibuya biggest) – https://www.bookoff.co.jp/inbound/shibuya_bingo.html
Buy smart Japan (International Japanese goods buying and forwarding) – https://www.buysmartjapan.com/index.php/en-us/index.html

• Cayhane (Ethnic Store) – http://cayhane.jp/
• Daikanyama Tsutaya Books – http://tsite.jp/daikanyama/store-service/tsite-en.html and (Location) http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/venue/10940/Daikanyama-Tsutaya-Books

• Department Stores in Japan (Wikipedia) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_stores_in_Japan

• Don Quijote (Japanese Variety Store) – http://www.donki.com/index_en.php
Ganso Sample Fake food Tokyo – http://www.ganso-sample.com/en/
• GU (Clothing store) – http://www.gu-japan.com/
• Hankyu Men’s Tokyo- http://www.hankyu-dept.co.jp/

• Itoya (Japanese Stationery Shop – Tokyo) – http://www.ito-ya.co.jp
** Japonica Market (International buying of Japanese goods) – http://www.japonicamarket.com/
• Japan Trend Shop (Online Japanese shop portal) – http://www.japantrendshop.com/
• Kappashi Dori – Tokyo Kitchen Town – http://www.kappabashi.or.jp/en/
Kakimori, a small stationery shop nestled in Tokyo’s Kuramae neighbourhood,
• Kit-Kat Chocolatory (Seibu Department Store, Ikebukuro, Tokyo) – www2.seibu.jp/usrinfo/index.html

• Loft (Japanese Variety Store) – http://www.loft.co.jp/

• Malaika (Ethnic Store) – http://malaika.co.jp/
• Muji (Japanese Variety Store) – http://www.muji.com/
• Oriental Bazaar (Souvenirs Tokyo) – http://www.orientalbazaar.co.jp/en/index.html

Otaku Mode (Online Japanese shopping) – http://otakumode.com/

• Pokemon World and mega centres – Japan locations (Especially – Tokyo and Osaka) – http://www.pokemon.co.jp/gp/pokecen/english/
• Rakuten Global (Japanese Online shop portal) – http://global.rakuten.com/en/

• Sennichimae Doguyasuji – Osaka Kitchen Town – http://www.doguyasuji.or.jp/
Seria –
• Shibuya 109 (Mens and Womens street fashion – separate buildings) – Shibuya, Tokyo – http://www.shibuya109.jp/ and (Mens) http://109mens.com/
Ships –
• Souvenir From Tokyo (Souvenir store) – http://www.nact.jp/museumshop/
• Spinns (Clothing) – http://www.spinns.com/
• Stopover Japan (Travel Cafe / Bookshop in Tokyo) – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stopover-Tokyo/370436203085644

• Titicaca (Ethnic Store) – http://www.titicaca.jp/english/
• Tokyo Bazaar (Portal of Best unique shopping in Tokyo)http://www.tokyo-bazaar.com/index.html
• Tokyu Hands (Japanese Variety store) – http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/foreign.html and International buying – https://hands.net/guide/foreign.html

Tokyo Secondhand clothing – http://secondhand-clothing-tokyo.blogspot.com.au/
United Arrows –
Village Vanguard –

• Wankodo (Shiba Inu themed designs store – Kyoto) – http://www.wankodo.com/english.html
• Wego (Vintage and Street fashion store) – http://www.wego.jp


Korea (South)

General Info / Resources – Korea (South)

Recommended Books (Selected) – Korea (South)

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – Korea (South)

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Korea (South)

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Korea (South)

Local Transportation – Korea (South)


Macau

General Info / Resources – Macau

Casinos in Macau – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Casinos_in_Macau

Recommended Books (Selected) – Macau

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – Macau

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Macau

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Macau

Local Transportation – Macau


Taiwan

General Info / Resources – Taiwan

Recommended Books (Selected) – Taiwan

Recommended Souvenirs (Selected) – Taiwan

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Taiwan

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Taiwan

Local Transportation – Taiwan

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