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Tourist Information in Shimoda

Sun Lovers Cafe

Tourist info, free wi-fi, an English-language book swap, kids' playroom and light meals. They also organise walking tours and cultural experiences.

Travel Agency in Tanabe

Kumano Travel

This community-run travel agency can help you organise your whole Kumano Kodō trek. You can book accommodation (and pay by credit card), store your luggage (¥500 per item per day) or have it shipped elsewhere on...

Tourist Information in Kyoto Station & South Kyoto

Kyoto Tourist Information Center

Located in the main concourse on the 2nd floor of the Kyoto Station building that runs between the shinkansen (bullet train) station and the front of the station (near JR Isetan Department Store), this is the...

Tourist Information in Northern Higashiyama

Kyoto International Community House

An essential stop for those planning a long-term stay in Kyoto, KICH can also be quite useful for short-term visitors. It has a library with maps, books, newspapers and magazines from around the world, and a...

Booking Service in Imperial Palace & Around

Imperial Household Agency

The office of the Kunaichō, the Imperial Household Agency, is inside the Imperial Palace Park, a short walk from Imadegawa Station on the Karasuma line. The Imperial Household Agency is the place to make advance...

Tourist Information in Kōya-san

Kōya-san Shukubō Association

Handles bookings for Kōya-san's shukubō (temple lodgings) and also temple meals; use its online system to book in advance (you can just show up, but it's risky during peak periods like April and October). This...

Tourist Information in Yufuin

Yufuinfo

Next to the train station, this lovely new office has plenty of information in English, including detailed walking maps and brochures about natural sights, galleries, museums and onsen. Electric and ordinary...

Hospital in Ginza & Tsukiji

St Luke’s International Hospital

Tokyo's most foreigner-friendly hospital, with English-speaking doctors and translation services provided. Walk-ins accepted for primary care (8.30am to 11am Monday to Friday) and pediatric care (8.30am to 11am...

Tourist Information in Uchiko

Uchiko Visitor Centre

Offers English-speaking staff, maps, brochures and local information, and can also arrange enthusiastic English-speaking volunteer guides (www.facebook.com/uchiko.locals) with an advance booking. The visitor...

Tourist Information in Iya Valley Area

Miyoshi City Tourism Association

The Miyoshi City Tourism Association is an excellent place to get your bearings. Located right outside the JR Awa-Ikeda Station, it offers a plethora of English-language maps, pamphlets and public transport...

Medical in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Tokyo Medical & Surgical Clinic

Well-equipped clinic staffed with English-speaking Japanese and foreign physicians, including in-house specialists. Appointments required; however, walk-ins needing urgent care will be accepted. Has arrangements...

Tourist Information in Naoshima

Marine Station Tourist Information Centre

At the Miyanoura ferry port. Has English-speaking staff, a comprehensive bilingual map of the island (also downloadable from the website), a walking map and a full list of accommodation options. Note that staff...

Post in Kyoto Station & South Kyoto

Kyoto Central Post Office

Conveniently located next to Kyoto Station – take the Karasuma (north) exit; the post office is on the northwestern side of the station. There’s a service counter on the south side of the building open after...

Booking Service in Kyoto Station & South Kyoto

Tōkai Discount Ticket Shop

Discounted tickets for trains, buses, domestic flights and ferries. Typical savings on shinkansen (bullet train) tickets are between 5% and 10%. It's in the Torii building, which is located on the main street...

Tourist Information in Asakusa & Sumida River

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

There's a free observatory terrace on the 8th floor (open until 10pm) atop this a striking contemporary building designed by Kengo Kuma (2012). It has lots of info on Asakusa and Ueno, a Pia ticket counter (for...

Tourist Information in Gujō-Hachiman

Tourist Association

Pick up a walking map in English or rent a bicycle (per hour/day ¥300/1500) from this tourist office, located by Shin-bashi. Better-than-average souvenirs are for sale here as well; look for the cartoon...

Tourist Information in Hakuba

Hakuba Sanroku Tours

These folks run a tourist-information service for the town of Hakuba, over the main road and 100m up on the right straight ahead as you exit JR Hakuba Station. They run tours, can help with finding accommodation...

Tourist Information in Okayama

Momotarō Tourist Information Centre

Large office with maps and information on Okayama and the region. The helpful staff speak some English and there's free wi-fi. It's in the basement complex below the station – turn right as you come out of the...