29 surprising travel tips for first-time visitors to Japan

Are you thinking about traveling to Japan soon?

Worried about its crime?

Concerned it is too expensive to visit?

Believe it or not, many of these concerns about Japan are a myth.

I love visiting Japan. It is one of my favorite places to travel.

Listed below are 29 tips, tricks and surprises I have picked up from visiting Japan over the years:

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Never worry about bike break downs on the side of the road

There are two things holding me back from taking long road trips on my bike:

1) Uncomfortable bike seats…
2) Getting stranded in the middle of nowhere with a breakdown.

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Here’s the best time to buy plane tickets for cheap flights

Are you looking to get the absolute lowest price on plane tickets?

Some experts say book last minute…

Others say the lowest fares are on Wednesdays at 1 a.m.

But according to a study by Expedia.com and the Airlines Reporting Corporation, the optimal time to buy airplane tickets are:

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Introducing the coolest & best bike wheel lights ever made

When riding our bikes, safety should be a big concern.

Yet, when we ride at night, we tend to forget were are mostly invisible.

Revolights makes wheel-mounted LED lights with two big benefits:

This increases visibility for bikers like us…

And most important, we are better seen by everyone else on the road.

Check out these super cool bicycle lights here:

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Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the glitzy and ritzy Monaco

The richest area in the world is only 499 acres.

It is called Monaco.

It is both a country and an independent micro state of France’s Mediterranean coastline.

Monaco is known for its glitzy casinos, yacht-lined harbor and prestigious yearly Grand Prix motor race.

There are approximately 35,000 residents… of which about 2,000 are millionaires and 50 are billionaires.

Piers Morgan (yeah, that Piers Morgan) gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the amazing Monte Carlo Monaco – watch this:

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See Germany’s most fascinating suspended railway (video)

When we think of a monorail, we (of course) think of Disney World…

But this monorail in Wuppertal, Germany has been around for almost 112 years.

Over 25 million passengers ride this Wuppertal Suspension Railway each year.

It stops at 20 different stations over the course of 8.3 miles.

And it is INCREDIBLY safe – just one accident since it opened.

Check this out:

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