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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!​

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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.

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

Nijo Castle in Kyoto

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle is a castle in Kyoto near the city centre. It is probably one of the more unique castle grounds you will come across. Most Japanese Castles will be located atop mountains or hills, these served as an extra fortification for the castle in case of an attack. The Nijo Castle is quite the opposite, and is what’s called a flatland castle, meaning that the castle keep was built on flat ground and not on a hill or a mountain.

Nunobiki Herb Garden

Nunobiki Herb Garden

The Nunobiki Herb Garden is one of the more niche things to do in Kobe, but the experience is still quite lovely. It’s convenient location near Shin-Kobe Station makes it a great place to stretch your legs and break up your long journeys on the bullet trains. The Nunobiki Herb Garden offers stunning views of the city of Kobe, and is one of the most popular date locations in the city.

Daibutsu at Kotoku-in

Kotoku-in Great Buddha

The Great Buddha at Kamakura, is Japan’s second largest bronze Buddha Statue, which stands at 13.35m (44ft), only following behind the Buddha Statue at Nara’s Todai-ji by a few short meters. The Kamakura Daibutsu (Meaning Great Buddha), is one of the most iconic features of Japan and the Kanagawa Prefecture. As such, the temple which holds the Great Buddha of Kamakura is quite popular at most times.

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Useful Information

How to Travel Japan on a Budget

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How to Use Japanese Trains

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Japan Rail Pass

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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