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Land of rising sun is always dream destination for most of the travellers. If you are thinking to visit Japan, then here I am giving you a complete information about Japan tourist visa before you are check-in into the gateway of Japan.Many countries have visa weaver in Japan and you can check the list of countries here visa exempt list.You require following documents before moving to the embassy or to authorize travel agent. Japan tourist visa requirement while Coming as independent (Self-arranged) 1-  Copy of passport with first and last page having biodata. 2- A completely filled visa application form. 3- Covering letter which will explain your purpose to visit as well as itinerary. 4- Photograph (2×2 inch but confirm with embassy) 5- Travel booking(arranged tour if there), Hotel and air ticket with the itinerary. 6- Latest income tax return or Bank statement for 6 months ( the original one…

Beppu jigoku meguri (Roughly called hells of Beppu) of Beppu are centre attraction point in Oita and attracts domestic as well as international visitors, all year around. These are basically hot-springs for viewing rather than bathing in it. You can find much natural hot springs(Onsen) in the city. Basically, 6 hells are located in the same place known as Kannawa district and remaining 2 are in Shibaseki district which are 20 minutes away(2 Miles in distance) from each other.I have been there from Matsuyama and entered in the city through ferry on Oita port. As compared to Matsuyama or Tokyo city is not having enough local train network to move around the city, so we preferred to take the rental car and did one trip around the city. Transport Note: Local train network is not strong but public buses are quite good and frequent. If you do not have driving…

When we hear the word Japan there are certain things which run into our mind like gadgets, cars and shinkansen. There are many things which people living outside Japan may not know and they can be amused by knowing them. So here, I am listing few things which might surprise you but exist only in Japan.I have been here around 4~5 years and I am summarizing my experiences in this post. The points here might be good, bad or neutral, so feel free to comments your own experiences to provide me more output to judge expectation vs reality.So here you go 🙂 Read, also how to migrate Japan for work Safety I personally feel that Japan care about the people who are living here.Girls, women are safe, laws are strict so crime rate is very low. Enjoying nightlife up to any time is good and moving here and there alone…

Dogfight? Yes you heard right Tosa dogfight Have you heard about Tosa dogfight, I think most of us had heard about bullfight and cockfight but yes Katsurahama shikoku Japan is the place which organizes dog fights events, few times in a month.Don’t you think it’s just an event it’s “THE EVENT”?There is the special breed of the dog called “Tosa”. Tosa dog came from the breeding of Kochi prefecture local dog and bulldog and nowadays it’s a cultural icon. The dog which I saw at the time of fight was 50~70 Kg, yes big and brave. The fight is arranged by Tosa token centre inside the park and by the way Tosa is the old name of Kochi Prefecture. Transport to the venue If you are thinking to have one day trip to Katsurahama park it’s worth. Katsurahama Park is a bit far from the city centre. If you start…

Japanese Halloween Time If it’s October then it means it’s Halloween time in Japan and you can feel the vibes in every signboard, cafe menu, shopping mall’s interior decoration and other things all are based on Halloween theme. I cross Shibuya crossing every day (My office route) but it’s completely different during new year countdown and Halloween with a chill pill cool breeze and yes that fall around always 30th and 31st October. You can see many police vans where someone is announcing in Japanese followed by English using big loudspeaker and somehow well known as Dj police among local youngster. Where to buy costume for Japanese Halloween When you are thinking about this event then first thing comes to mind is the costume.You can choose either to buy or rent.For buying the costume, you can go for Don Quijote and its cheap and the costume is easily available of…

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