The following links provide helpful information on visiting and living Japan in English.
Surviving in Japan: (without much Japanese)
The unconventional how-to guide for living in Japan.
The writer Ashley’s stories and comments are very intersting and I think “Surviving in Japan” should be and published as a book (also translated in Japanese!).
Fontana Co. Ltd
It is a big hassle for non-Japanese people to find a place to live. Fontana is an expert since 1990 and they provide a full English service. Their web site also has a wealth of information on living and surviving in Japan worth checking out.
Japan Tips by NTT Town Page Corporation provides helpful information including articles and facilities and shops for foreign visitors or residents.
Free consulting service for Tokyo serviced apartments and office rental. Their web site is very simple and easy to navigate and can obtain necessary information in a short time. They also have hotel information, as well as useful links as to life in Japan.
Short to Extended stay serviced apartment accommodation in Tokyo or Yokohama? Space Design has a wealth of great serviced apartments and offices in convenient Tokyo/Yokohama areas. Their web site and detailed information are available in English, Chinese and Japanese.
Has a lot of information on restaurants and entertainment in Japan. They have some healthcare related information as well.
They provide a wealth of information on travelling and sightseeing in Japan. Question Forum has miscellaneous discussion topics relating to Japan and interesting.
Useful information for newcomers and tourists. Rich in cultural topics and fun to read.
A wealth of news and photos on Japan. Has Health related links too.
Let’s travel in Japan
They provide a personal English guiding service for individual tourists.
“Japanorama supplies Japan-related products and information to Japanophiles throughout the world”
(From their about page)
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