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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!​

Personalized Travel Plans

Want to avoid the stress of planning your trip to Japan? Well we have you covered! Our personalized travel planning service allows for you to create the holiday that you want.

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.

Bookings

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

shodoshima Olive Park on Off The Track Japan

Shodoshima Olive Park

The Shodoshima Olive park is an olive lovers dream, not kidding. It’s one of the only areas in Japan that can cultivate olives as a crop, given it’s climate. The Island has been producing olives since 1908, and if you eat olives in Japan, then it’s more than likely they were sourced from the Shodoshima island. Needless to say, the 30,000 residents of the Island love olives, and you can find many unique olive dishes on Shodoshima.

Kintaikyo Bridge as seen on Off The Track Japan

Kintaikyo Bridge

The Kintaikyo Bridge is an iconic landmark in the city of Iwakuni, and was originally construction in 1673, and remained in it’s original form for nearly 300 years, when it was finally beyond repair following the events of a typhoon which unfortunately severely damaged this picturesque bridge, later rebuilt by local residents precisely to how it was before it was destroyed, and finished it’s rebuild in 1953.

Tenmangu shrine

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Tenmangu shrine is one of the most important shrines in the Tenmangu sect of Shintoism, and is located in the mountain city of Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture. Tenjin is the Shinto god of scholars and was once an actual person called Sugawa no Michizane. Every year hundreds of thousands of Japanese students visit Tenjin shrines around the country to pray for scholarly achievement.

Book Hotels

Book hotels with our accommodation partner Booking.com to score the hottest deals on the must have accommodation during your stay in Japan! 

Latest Articles

Living in the Dodgy Part of Japan for 1 Month

While Japan is widely regarded as a safe country, it does have it’s fair few blemishes like every country does. And the largest blemish to Japan, is the region of Osaka known as ‘Shin-Sekai’, a fair amount of crime, public intoxication, prostitution, indecent exposure are just some of the common things that you can expect in this area. Here’s our experiences we had in this neighborhood for 1 month!

The 10+ Stunning Photos that show a different side of Japan!

Japan is more than just Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and it’s more than just shrines and temples. Exploring Japan, is about exploring life. This Article shows the more unseen areas of Japan, the areas where their beauty is waiting for you to discover.

Iconic Japan – All the Major Hot Spots You Need to See!

Japan is full of picturesque views and sites just waiting for you to explore. However, you may have only seen certain areas in pictures, and have no clue yourself where some of them are. Worry not, because that’s just what we are here to do for you! Let’s get started!

The Life Lessons I Learned By Traveling The Backstreets of Rural Japan

A few years back I came to Japan for the first time on a youth exchange program. Although we had plenty to do on our schedule I was given, I still found myself with a lot of downtime. To fill the time, I took to the streets of my quiet rural town alone, exploring what there was to see and do. Alone, in a foreign country, at a young age, I learned so much, and it shaped me into who I am now.

Useful Information

How to Travel Japan on a Budget

Japan often has a reputation of being an expensive country to visit, but it doesn’t have to be. Click the Icon above now to see how you can be saving money!

How to Use Japanese Trains

Want to know the basics of how to use a Japanese Train? Not a problem, just click the icon and your on your way to learning how to use them!

Survival Japanese

Click the icon about to learn some Japanese which will help you survive in Japan!

Frequently Asked Questions

Ever heard some rumors about Japan that you aren't sure if they are true? Click the above icon to find out which ones are true and which aren't!

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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