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Off The Track Japan is a company dedicated to helping people like you, explore the hidden gems of Japan. We’ve created an online Japan guide service, and all of our content on our website is free so anyone can read and learn about what Japan has to offer! We have everything from comprehensive guides on destinations all across Japan, to booking services for flights and accommodation, all in one place, so you don’t have to stress so much about planning your holiday – We’ve got you covered!​

Free Travel Information

At Off The Track Japan, We aim to provide you with all the information you might need for your next trip to Japan. We have several hundred unique destination and articles to explore, and all of it is free!

Travel Guides

We want to help you out as much as possible to make sure that your trips are as stress free as possible, so if you want to have a relaxed holiday, we have some travel guides you can download to your phone and explore the attractions you want, at your own pace.

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We have several travel partners and they are all here to help you out while planning your trip to Japan. No need to go to a travel agency as we have all you need to make your bookings on our website!

Latest Destinations

Jigokudani Hell Valley

Jigokudani Hell Valley

Jigokudani – meaning “Hell Valley” is a stunning attraction in Hokkaido Prefecture, where you can get an up-close look at geothermal vents and sulfur deposits that serve as a constant reminder to the volcanic activity that is below the surface of the Earth. There are numerous walking trails in the Jogokudani Hell Valley area, as well as natural hot ponds and streams which flow from the mountains and are heated from the mineral rich ground.

Ushiku Daibutsu

Ushiku Daibutsu

The Ushiku Daibutsu, located in Ibaraki Prefecture, is among the top five tallest statues in the world, coming in at a total of 120m tall – 10m high base, 10m high lotus pedestal, and the statue of Amitabha Buddha which stands at 100m tall. All in all, the total structure weighs in at over 4,000 TONS. From 1993, until 2008, the Ushiku Daibutsu held the world record for the tallest statue in the world.

Lake Biwa

Lake Biwa, located in Shiga Prefecture, is the largest freshwater lake in the country, and is a prominent feature among ancient Japanese literature due to its closeness to the former imperial capital of Heian-Kyo (Kyoto). The lake’s name is derived from the Japanese instrument – the biwa – as, the lake shares a resemblance to the instrument.

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Before You Go

How to Travel Japan on a Budget

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Sim Cards

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Japan Rail Pass

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International Airports

Japan has several International Airports that service direct flights to most of the Pacific, North American, and Asian countries.

Are you planning a trip to Japan soon? Then you really should consider purchasing a JR Rail Pass, especially if you are planning on hitting all the major tourist cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Sapporo. 

The JR Rail Pass makes getting around the country easy, and can save you several hundreds in travel expenses. All you need to do is just show your pass at the ticket gate, and you have access to any and all JR rail lines across the country, and not just the standard commuter trains, but luxury trains, and even the world famous Shikansen (Bullet Train). A JR Rail Pass is an essential item for any visitor to Japan. Buy your pass today by clicking here now!

Renovation Notices

Nothing worse than spending a ton of money on getting to a destination, only to find out that it’s closed due to construction. To avoid this, click here now to go to the list of all major renovations currently underway in the main tourist areas of Japan.

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