Learn all about Japanese gourmet ramen & noodles with John Daub! (Live from Japan Rail Cafe in Tokyo station)

Japanese cuisine is no stranger to noodles, and YouTuber John Daub has travelled all across Japan to taste its countless varieties. Brought to you live from the Japan Rail Cafe in Tokyo station, John will introduce some of his most Continue Reading

Article about summer in Tohoku written by JI team member Chiara Terzuolo was published on Japan Today!

Although many of Tohoku’s beloved summer festivals have been cancelled or scaled down due to the pandemic, there are infinite ways to still have fun in this incredible northern region of Japan.  Visit Esashi Fujiwara Heritage Park in Iwate, a Continue Reading

Join YouTuber John Daub on a Shinkansen ride to Tohoku while discovering the world of Japanese gourmet boxed lunches or “Ekiben”!

Ekiben are Japanese gourmet boxed lunches that are sold at train stations for you to enjoy during your Shinkansen ride. It is a quintessential Japanese experience that you cannot miss if you’re ever here! But you might wonder…Which one should Continue Reading

A thrilling adventure awaits you at Matsushima Bay, one of Japan’s three most scenic views (Miyagi Prefecture)

Have you ever heard of or visited Matsushima Bay located in Miyagi Prefecture? It is said that its vast azure sea glistening under the dynamic sky left even the most articulate Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho, speechless. Dotted with over 260 Continue Reading

Apply to join JI Core 50 member and popular YouTuber John Daub on a special train ride to Tohoku on April 3rd!

East Japan Railway Company (JR East) recently launched a new campaign that aims to bring more people to Tohoku, and help support the region’s revitalization after the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated the area in 2011 (almost 10 years ago). Continue Reading

Explore the Tohoku Pacific Coast Area with a Beautiful Virtual Tour – Jarman International Was Honored to Assist with Building Their Online Content!

Almost 10 years has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake heavily devastated the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011. During these past 10 years, numerous recovery efforts have taken place in the region. Although these efforts still continue to Continue Reading

JI Core 50 Member Louise George Kittaka Takes Us on a Journey to Old Japan in Tokyo Weekender Article About Kakunodate

In late December, JI Core 50 member Louise George Kittaka visited the former castle town of Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture, using the three-day JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020, available to all non-Japanese passport holders. Founded in 1620, Kakunodate is Continue Reading

JI Core 50 Vicki Beyer Experiences the Beauty and Resilience of Post-disaster Iwate’s Miyako City

The Great East Japan Earthquake left Iwate severely battered, but now, much of its picturesque coastline has been restored. In late October, JI Core 50 Vicki L. Beyer went on a sightseeing trip to Iwate to experience its beauty, just Continue Reading

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everybody who has used the JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020 thus far!

Has anybody here travelled with the pass? If so, where did you go? We are so grateful for all of the support and positive reactions so far (check out the article linked below to learn more). If you have not Continue Reading

JR EAST and Jarman International Collaborate on First-Ever Rail Pass for Internationals Residents in Japan

We are thrilled to announce that JR EAST will be selling a special limited “JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020” which will be available to all foreign passport holders (regardless of visa status) starting from October 16, 2020 until February Continue Reading