5 Essentials for your Japan trip, Team Uy Travels

5 Essentials for your Japan trip which you can book in advance

Months or weeks before your highly anticipated Japan trip, you can already book in advance some tours and activities. Here are the five must-haves when you travel around Japan. Click the titles for more details.


Explore Tokyo without the hassle or stress of transfers or congestion with a Tokyo Skyliner and Tokyo Subway tickets!

The Keisei Skyliner is a top-of-the-range high-speed train that operates between Narita Airport and Ueno (downtown Tokyo), offering a comfortable and efficient passenger service.

With services from terminals 1, 2, and 3, the Skyliner provides a non-stop service to Nippori Station, offering easy connections to JR lines.

The Tokyo Subway, on the other hand, is a transit system consisting of the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway in Greater Tokyo. It has 13 different routes and over 250 metro stops.

No more hassle and worrying about purchasing tickets individually at each station.

From Narita Airport Station (Narita Terminal 1 & 2), you can get your ticket at the Skyliner Ticket Vending Machine or Skyliner Ticket Counter if you book via the Klook App.

Get 5% discount when you book an activity or tour in Klook App by using this code “TEAMUYTRAVELS”

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Welcome Suica, Team Uy Travels
Welcome Suica, Team Uy Travels

The Welcome Suica Card can be purchased through the Klook App or the vending machine at train stations.

Aside from train tickets, this card can be used for shopping and dining at places that display the Suica logo. You can reload at any station when you run out of load.

Unlike the Suica Card which has 10-year validity, the new Welcome Suica Card is produced for tourists and has only a 30-day validity.


Strolling at Akihabara, Team Uy Travels
Strolling at Akihabara, Team Uy Travels

When you explore Japan, you need a reliable source of wifi for browsing, uploading, and most importantly navigating your trips.

So before arriving in Japan, it is highly recommended that you already book a pocket wifi. This Soft Bank pocket wifi has 50mbps/150mbps and can connect up to 10 devices.

It has 9 hours of battery life. But do not worry, it comes with a power bank and a cord.

The wifi connection is generally strong anywhere in Japan and you can browse anytime because it has unlimited 4G wifi.

You can pick up your pocket wifi at Narita International Airport Stations or Haneda Airport International Terminal.

You may opt to avail of their Pocket Translator to lessen your language barrier dilemma.

Before departure or your last day in Japan, you can conveniently return the device by using the provided return envelope (enclosed) to drop it off at any postbox in Japan.


At the Tokyo Skytree, Team Uy Travels
At the Tokyo Skytree, Team Uy Travels

The Japan Rail Pass or JR Pass is exclusive for foreigners or tourists from outside Japan. Thus, it would help if you had a passport to serve as proof that you are not living in Japan.

It offers unlimited travel around Japan through JR trains including some Shinkansen or bullet train rides. Take note that some metro trains and lines are not included in this pass so you need to pay for an extra train ticket if you are going to ride on non-JR line.

This rail pass can be delivered to your doorstep for free when you book in advance. You can choose 7, 14, or 21 days of validity.



Shinkansen, Team Uy Travels
Shinkansen, Team Uy Travels

If you can’t afford the JR pass, you can alternatively get Shinkansen tickets in advance through the Klook App.

You can even save at least 30% on your trip to Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto.




  1. Catha says:

    more Japan travel tips soon!

  2. Manilyndacut says:

    Awesome thank you for sharing tips to Japan Travels very informative

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