Getting Ready for my trip

For my trip to Japan I had to get many things ready.


My passport expired a few months ago, so I had to renew it. Renewing it was really easy though the Australian Passport Office’s new website https://online.passports.gov.au, as promised I got my passport within 3 weeks.

For the new passport experience: (4 / 5)

Plane Tickets

Because I was going to both China and Japan, I had to book with China Southern Airlines (because of my departure airport from China), it wasn’t that bad though, it only costed a couple hundred dollars extra. 

Overall STA Travel was nice and easy! Would highly recommend to anyone!

STA Travel: (4 / 5)

Another good site to check out is Skyscanner.

Travel Insurance

Getting some decent travel insurance, we originally thought that ordering using my dad’s Citibank Credit Card was automatically going to give me travel insurance – turns out it will if he was travelling with me. (And this is why you always read the PBS)

Anyways, I ordered my Travel Insurance through Travel Insurance Direct which was recommended to me by my friend. And working through what extras I needed was really helpful too – thanks Nick Priebatsch!

TID: (3.8 / 5)

Rail Pass

I ordered my Japan Rail Pass through JTB Travel which was recommended by Japan Railways Group (JR). Service was nice and quick – I managed to get it within 2 days.

JTB: (4 / 5)

Portable Wifi

I also managed to order a portal wifi through https://www.govoyagin.com/ which promises Unlimited Data for 14 days – which is really good!

The provider is Ninja-WiFi which has many brands across Japan and has a couple of stalls in the International Terminal at Haneda Airport.

Overall the router is really good and switches across providers such as Softbank. 

Pricing (4 / 5)

Connectivity (5 / 5)