Personal toolkit for looking up information on Japan, beyond google.

Wikitravel Japan Section - a great user-contributed wiki dealing with travel

Trip Advisor Japan Forums – user forums are the best anywhere

News On Japan – a great collection of articles and links discussing news on Japan

Japan Probe – another great collection of articles and links

The Tokyo Reporter – a somewhat adult-oriented collection of news articles on Japan

Diddlefinger – a great English language mapping site using google maps

MapFan English – fantastic for locating hotels and points of interest in English

Gourmet Navigator – English language site with tons of restaurants with English language menus attached

Foreign Exchange Rates – latest foreign exchange rates courtesy of Narita Airport

Ameyoko Website – English pages now available

Weekly Mansion - Apartment hotel chain, English pages now available