You too can become a whirlwind blur in a Japanese subway station. For short-distance trains, these pre-loaded transportation cards save a lot of time that would otherwise be spent buying individual tickets, and are especially handy for transfers.
Two years in Japan meant I have a long, long list of stuff I recommend when people ask me what to do there. I came up with a very long list recently but I have whittled it down to 25 things to do in Japan.
Magical Miyajima, Japan (but watch out for the deer