The Rewards System
Earning Rewards

All site visitors who sign in via Facebook or a JapanTravel.com "Casual User" account, as well as everyone with a regular "Contributor" account, earn MetroRewards points, which may be redeemed online through the MetroRewards shop. There are a number of rules about redeeming these points, so please read this before redeeming.

Activities That Earn Rewards Points
Activity Points Remarks
Login to JapanTravel (1), Up-vote a comment (1), "favorite" an article (1), uploading a photo (5), sending correction (5), write a comment with review (5) +1~5 Login points limited to 30 times per month. Other actions limited to fixed numbers daily.
  
Article - Minimum 350 word article with 3 related photos +500 Stories must be of acceptable quality for JapanTravel approval.
Photo Gallery - Minimum 60-100-word overview with 6 to 12 photos and engaging captions +500 Introduction should explain the background/idea behind the essay and photos should be high-quality.
Video - Minimum 90 seconds video in MP4 format +500 Video quality and audio should be good quality with little distortion and shaking.
 
Translation - Article +250 Translations may have some rewording and revision to better match native language.
Translation - Photo Gallery +100 Translation of introduction and all captions.
Translation - Video +50 Translation of introduction section only.
Redeeming Points

The JapanTravel rewards system is based on points issued for certain activities. Go to the MetroRewards store, log in, and redeem your points for the prizes you want. Terms and conditions of prizes are on the MetroRewards website.