Selection of links on about life and travel in Japan, and Japanese culture.
Japan travel guides
I have gathered here a selection of the best websites to visit for finding travel information about Japan.
- Go Tokyo (5)
This website is just the most useful source that I have found to keep track of what is going on in Tokyo. I usually plan my weekend excursions with it. I particularly recommend the sections of festivals if you are travelling in summer.
- Review my Life (11)
A very informative blog on life in Japan.
- Lonely Planet Japan Travel Guide (12)
Japan travel information, advice, hotels, reviews, maps and itineraries.
- Japan-i (14)
A very large website containing information on the major cities and their districts.
- Japan National Tourist Organization (12)
Japanese government site providing information.
- Japan Guide (13)
Japan Travel and Living Guide
- Japan Blog List (12)
A database of blogs about Japan written in English.
This section gathers a list of websites containing information about Japanese history. You will also find a list of interesting museums and exhibitions.
- Old Photos of Japan (13)
Fantastic blog with old pictures taken in Japan between 1860 and 1930.
- Japan on Wikipedia (13)
Wikipedia entry on Japan.
Housing in Japan
This section regroups links that you might find useful during your search for a house or an apartment in Japan, be it for a short or long stay.
- Sakura House (15)
Weekly and monthly rentals specifically targeted to foreigners in Japan.
- MAST ICHII's housing (10)
Housing company with a foreigner-friendly staff and many offices across Japan.
- Housing in Japan (13)
Website that facilitate the search for a property in Japan.
- GaijinPot Rentals (11)
Search engine for apartment rentals in Japan.
Jobs in Japan
This section gathers a list of websites that you will find useful during your job search in Japan. Don't forget to create a profile, post an on-line résumé, and set-up email alerts to make sure that you don't miss on your dream job in Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto.
- Tokyo Apartment Inc. (13)
This company started by a friend aims at providing real estate services to the foreign community. This is a must go for anybody looking for a place in Tokyo.
- Jobs on Metropolis (10)
This is the job section of the Metropolis magazine.
- Jobs by Japan Times (12)
The job section of the Japan Times newspaper website.
- Jobs in Japan (11)
An extensive resource with job offers in Japan.
- Japan Recruit (12)
A good list of jobs in Japan.
- Japan Guide on Housing (10)
A great deal of information on what to do to find housing in Japan.
- GaijinPot Jobs (12)
Provides employment resources in Japan. Recruiters and job-seekers can also post and locate resumes.
- DaiJob (14)
A search engine for jobs in Japan, most of them targeting those who have a good command of Japanese language.
- Career Jet (15)
Portal for job search in Japan.
This section contains a selection of websites and blogs dealing with Japanese culture, information, and lifestyle.
- Tofugu (9)
Blog on Japanese Language and Culture.
- JapanSoc.com (11)
Portal about blogs related to Japan.
- Japan Portal EU (11)
Japanese Culture and People in Europe.
- Japan Information Network (10)
Contains numerous links to various aspects of Japan.
- Culture Japan (14)
A fantastically visual website about Japan and in particular the whole animé/manga culture.