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Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto: The 14 Best Sakura Spots

The only way to make one of the most beautiful places in Japan even more stunning" The cherry blossoms. And we’ve got all the best places in Kyoto t...
26-05-2023 22:08

Touring Abandoned Hashima Island (Gunkanjima or Battleship I

You’ve seen it in Skyfall and all over the media. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hashima Island — also known as Gunkanjima (“Battleship Islan...
26-05-2023 22:08

March 2023: Top Events Around Japan

March marks the officially start to spring, and the quietest corners of Japan are waking from the winter hibernation for some fiery celebrations and f...
26-05-2023 22:08

The Lowdown on Renting a Kimono in Kyoto

When in Kyoto, do what many others do: Rent a kimono or yukata and spend the day strolling the sights in it. As if that weren’t enough, think of the...
26-05-2023 22:08

Finding Your Way Around Osaka-Umeda Station

Odds are, if you’re visiting Osaka, you’ll be passing through the massive built space that is Osaka-Umeda Station. Especially now that JR’s Ltd....
26-05-2023 22:08

The Best Places to See the Cherry Blossoms in Japan

In Japan, spring means cherry blossoms. But where do you go for the best sakura experience" Look no further, here are the best places to see cherry bl...
26-05-2023 22:08

Children’s Celebrations in Japan

Cultures around the world celebrate — and seek protection for — their children in myriad ways, from Doljanchi to Karnavedha to First Communion. An...
26-05-2023 22:08

Getting from Kansai International Airport to Osaka

You’ll be able to look down and see Osaka when flying into Kansai International Airport. Japan’s second largest city is a great place to kick off ...
26-05-2023 22:08

April 2023: Top Events Around Japan

Cherry blossoms, spring festivals, and the promise of summer; April is one of the best times to be in Japan. No matter where you are, you’re bound ...
26-05-2023 22:08

Ghibli Park Guide: Tickets, Getting There, and More

Ghibli Park — the theme park all the Studio Ghibli fans have been waiting for — is finally here. It’s located in Nagoya, which is in between Tok...
26-05-2023 22:08

The Philosopher’s Path: A Spiritual, Seasonal Stroll

The Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto is more than a quiet meander along a canal. It’s also a chance to experience the changing seasons and explore a di...
26-05-2023 22:08

May 2023: Top Cheapo Events Around Japan

May is certainly busy in Japan, with a whole flurry of festivals just in the first week! Wherever you are, you’ll find something to see, be it a sam...
26-05-2023 22:08

February 2023: Top Events Around Japan

Snow, fire and even plum blossoms mean there’s plenty to see this month in Japan. The festivals are a pick-and-mix of purification rituals and playf...
27-01-2023 21:55

Limited time only! The Hokkaid? Love 6-Day Pass

Introducing the Hokkaid? Love Pass! Perfect for a quick winter getaway to the snowy north, this pass is amazing value and only available for a limited...
26-01-2023 21:58

Must do experiences in Kyoto

Kyoto is just one of those places that is on every traveler’s bucket list. And for good reason! There are just so many things to see and do in this ...
25-01-2023 21:56

2023 Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast

Ready to be done with winter" Fantasize about warmer times to come and get ready for the 2023 hanami season with this year’s cherry blossom forecast...
12-01-2023 22:00

Guide to the Niseko 2022/23 Season

Niseko needs little introduction. It’s Japan’s most famous winter destination — thanks to regular dumps of glorious powder snow. Here’s everyt...
02-01-2023 21:55

January 2022: Top Cheapo Events Around Japan

January gets a bad reputation for being the month of winter blues and post-Christmas lulls. But if these events are anything to go by, we’d have to ...
26-12-2022 21:57

Shirakawag?: Experience the Japanese Countryside Fairytale

If you’re looking for a getaway from the chaos of urban life, Shirakawag?, nestled in the Japanese Alps, just might be the place for you. As a Worl...
24-12-2022 21:51

Getting to Kobe from Kansai International Airport

Just hopped off your flight and got your heart set on some of that world famous Kobe beef" You’ll need to get to Kobe first, but how"Here are all yo...
23-12-2022 22:00

10 Natural Wonders in Japan to Visit in Winter

You have a small window of time for visiting winter natural wonders in Japan — so don’t miss out! All across the country these natural wonders com...
15-12-2022 21:56

Doing Lake Biwa the Right Way: A Guide to Japan’s Larg

Lake Biwa, Japan?s largest lake, takes up at least a third of Shiga Prefecture. Its variegated scenery and beauty is immortalized in the historic ?Eig...
14-12-2022 21:56

Top Picks for Osaka Winter Illuminations 2022?23

Osaka has enough neon to be seen from space (nearly), but around Christmas and New Year, the city’s winter illuminations steal the show. Nothing say...
09-12-2022 21:53

Top Picks for Kyoto Winter Illuminations 2022?23

Kyoto can make even the gaudiest winter illuminations classy — it’s got the fanciest festive feels in the Kansai area. If you are still not filled...
08-12-2022 21:53

December 2022: Top Events Around Japan

There’s no shortage of events this December in Japan! Attend traditional festivals, run a marathon, and enjoy the illuminations in Kyoto and Osaka b...
25-11-2022 21:52

Ready, Set, Go-Kart: How to “Mario Kart” in Osak

Walking along the street feel a bit slow" Getting on a bus a bit enclosed" Then hitting the streets of Osaka in a go-kart might just be the adrenaline...
08-11-2022 21:55

November 2022: Top Cheapo Events Around Japan

The chill air of November means it is the ideal time for kōyō (the viewing of autumn leaves), and as Japan shifts from green to red, many festivals ...
28-10-2022 21:56

A Complete Guide to the Ky?sh? Shinkansen

Hop on the Kyūshū Shinkansen and explore the bubbling volcanoes, hot spring towns, and beautiful remote beaches of Japan’s third-largest island. K...
26-10-2022 21:54

Awesome Awaji: A Complete Guide to Sights and Activities on

Known locally as Awajishima, Awaji is the largest island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea with diverse attractions ranging from an anime themed amusement ...
23-09-2022 21:43

A Complete Guide to the West Ky?sh? Shinkansen

Business is booming in Nagasaki as the newest bullet train line, the West Kyūshū Shinkansen, opens on September 23, 2022. Also known as the Nishi-K...
22-09-2022 21:46

The Goto Islands: Hidden Christians, Udon and Stunning Beach

Called Goto-retto in Japanese, the Goto Islands are a history-packed island-chain off the coast of Nagasaki. Home to the persecuted hidden Christians ...
06-09-2022 22:13

A Day Trip to Akame 48 Waterfalls

The Akame 48 Waterfalls are just over the border of east Nara into Mie Prefecture. With five main waterfalls, and numerous small overflows, they are a...
18-08-2022 21:51

The Complete Guide to Love Hotels in Osaka?Rest and Stay in

Osaka is often the butt of jokes for being in the Kinki area of Japan, humorously lost in translation but meaning ‘near the capital’, the former c...
09-07-2022 21:49

All You Need to Know about JR Ky?sh? Regional Rail Passes

JR Kyūshū passes cover rail travel in — you guessed it — Kyūshū. If you’re keen to explore this fascinating, onsen-y island, these rail pass...
08-07-2022 21:48

Yagy? Village, Nara?s Samurai Sword Masters, and Walking the

Yagyū Village is outside the main tourist map of Nara, but the name lives in legend. Although ‘Yagyū’ may be more familiar to kendō practitione...
06-07-2022 21:54

A Detailed Guide to the JR Shikoku Pass

Shikoku may be the smallest and least visited of Japan’s four main islands, but it still has it’s very own rail pass. The JR Shikoku Pass — offi...
06-07-2022 21:54

A Guide to JR Central Regional Rail Passes

JR Central’s “tourist passes” are a little different from other Japan Rail passes. Rather than covering the whole country, like the classic JR P...
16-06-2022 21:44

The Complete Guide to JR Hokkaid? Rail Passes

The country-wide Japan Rail Pass is a well-established excellent deal. But what if your travel plans are focused on just one part of the country, like...
10-06-2022 21:54

The Complete Guide to Getting Around in Sapporo

Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, is a large city. The odds are you will need to use Sapporo’s extensive transportation system to get from one touri...
10-06-2022 21:54

The Heritage of Sado?Japan’s Golden Isle of Exile

Lost in the Sea of Japan, Sado is not the first place you might think of for an island getaway. But look a little closer, and you’ll find all the co...
03-06-2022 21:48

Narazake and a Taste of Original Japan: A Dip into Nara?s Sa

As young Japanese seek moderm indulgences and the elderly refrain consuming in large volumes, Japanese saké, or Nihonshu, is gathering greater apprec...
06-05-2022 21:47

Enjoji Nara and the Takisaka-no-Michi of the Yagyu Kaido

If you’re looking for an alternative day out in Nara, look no further than the Yagyū Kaidō. This ancient road with cobbled footpaths runs through ...
01-05-2022 21:42

The Noble Hasedera: Discovering Gems in the Nara Countryside

There’s more to Nara than the Great Buddha and a day in the park. When the crowds get too much, why not head out into the Nara countryside" About 30...
26-04-2022 21:48

A Quiet Day Out in Nara: Hidden Attractions along the Nara P

A rather long time ago, Nara was the imperial capital of Japan. While most people head off to the grand legacies of this past, we decided to take the ...
18-04-2022 21:48

The Best Ways to Travel from Osaka to Fukuoka

If you’re planning your first trip to Japan—you’re probably planning on spending most of your time in Tokyo. While there’s certainly a strong ...
10-04-2022 21:44

Min? Park Falls: A Guide to Osaka?s Best Spring Day Out

Minō Park Falls is in the foothills of north Osaka just a 30-minute train ride from Umeda Station. While it’s more crowded in autumn, spring is one...
31-03-2022 22:02

8 Cherry-Picked Sakura Viewing Spots in Osaka

As Japan’s Kitchen, there are few better places than Osaka for the perfect hanami picnic. With spring in the air, here’s a round-up of the best sp...
21-03-2022 21:43

A Bonanza of Kyoto Cherry Blossoms: Yoshiminedera, Temple of

Yoshiminedera Temple is sometimes referred to as one of Kyoto’s ‘hidden gems’. Tucked away in the restful mountains of Kyoto’s lower west side...
15-03-2022 21:43

Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto: The 15 Best Sakura Spots

The only way to make one of the most beautiful places in Japan even more stunning" Here are all the best places to see the cherry blossom in Kyoto. Fo...
14-03-2022 21:46

Nachi Falls: A Day of Iconic Scenery, Sacred Landscapes, and

Japan has an abundance of natural scenic beauty. It’s also a place where nature tends towards the unpretentious. You may not be awed by the grandest...
22-02-2022 21:44

2022 Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast

Ready to be done with winter" Fantasize about warmer times to come and get ready for the 2022 hanami season with this year’s cherry blossom forecast...
11-02-2022 21:44

Discover the Authentic Charm of Gokayama

For those looking for a deep dive into the rich culture and legacy of Japan’s remote mountain towns, then Gokayama is next on your must-visit list. ...
21-01-2022 21:40

Gekiyasu Discount Supermarkets: Living it up on the Cheap in

Japan is expensive, or so they say. When considering rent, utilities, or the cost of car ownership, they have a point. However, with Japan’s competi...
20-01-2022 21:44

Japan’s Top 5 Onsen

Visiting an onsen is a highlight of any trip to Japan. Fortunately they can be found just about anywhere and everywhere, meaning you should have no tr...
14-01-2022 21:40

A Guide on Moving to the Japanese Countryside

One of the big trends since the COVID-19 pandemic crash-landed on us in 2020 has been the flood of city-slickers moving to the Japanese countryside—...
23-11-2021 21:49

Top Picks for Osaka Winter Illuminations 2021?22

Osaka has enough neon to be seen from space (nearly), but during Christmastime it’s the LEDs and projectors that steal the show. Nothing says Christ...
17-11-2021 21:42

Top Picks for Kyoto Winter Illuminations 2021?22

Kyoto makes even the most garish of things classy—the city even manages it with winter illuminations. So look no further for the fanciest festive fe...
11-11-2021 21:44

10 Great Hikes Around Japan

Japan’s numerous mountains and various climates offer great outdoor experiences. In this article, we cover a wide variety of hikes, including some o...
06-10-2021 21:41

Where to Experience the Best Powder Snow in Japan (and Why Y

If you’re looking for recommendations on where to ski or snowboard in Japan, and want to know where to find the best powder snow, you’re in the ri...
01-10-2021 21:46

Tashirojima: The Cat Island of Your Dreams

Ever wanted to run away to an island filled with cats" Of course you have. It’s the only reasonable response to the current state of the world, and ...
01-10-2021 21:46

Mount Koya: A Visitor’s Guide to Japan’s Most Sa

Mount Koya, also known as Koyasan, is a key destination for anyone wanting to learn more about the history and spirituality of Buddhism in Japan. Even...
01-10-2021 21:46

Hike the Historical Nakasendo Trail from Magome to Tsumago

Explore a section of the famous Nakasendo walking trail and visit two charming towns along the way. The Nakasendo Trail (中山道 – literal transla...
01-10-2021 21:46

Osaka in Autumn: 9 Places to Enjoy the Changing Leaves

Osaka’s autumn leaves transform quiet corners of the busy city into seasonal treats, from temples to mountains and beyond. Turning a tempting blend...
01-10-2021 21:46

Bold and Beautiful: Exploring Tohoku?s Rugged Pacific Coast

Tohoku, the northern part of Japan’s main island Honshu, is well known for beautiful onsen, some of Japan’s best sake and traditional parades and ...
01-10-2021 21:46

A Guide to My?k?-Togakushi Renzan National Park

Created in 2015 and spanning Nagano and Niigata prefectures, Myōkō-Togakushi Renzan National Park is one of Japan’s newest national parks. It also...
01-10-2021 21:46

Exploring Unzen-Amakusa, Japan?s First National Park

Japan is an understated outdoor lover’s paradise. The nation is home to 34 spectacular national parks that cover landscapes, from Okinawa’s bright...
01-10-2021 21:46

Back to the Future: The Best Capsule Hotels in Osaka

Osaka is home to the world’s first-ever capsule hotel, which remains one of the best places to spend a night in the neon city. |credit| Jump to: W...
01-10-2021 21:46

The Cheapest Way to Get from KIX to Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe

Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the gateway to the Kansai region of Japan. This large airport was built on reclaimed land in Osaka Bay and opene...
01-10-2021 21:46

Okinawa Resorts with Private Beaches

Okinawa has long been a popular escape for domestic tourists looking to enjoy the subtropical climate, vibrant marine life, pristine beaches, crystal ...
01-10-2021 21:46

A Guide to the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Trail

Shimanami Kaido is one of the country’s unique and increasingly popular tourist destinations for both international visitors and domestic travelers....
01-10-2021 21:46

Pretty in Pink: Riding the Hello Kitty Shinkansen

Combining two quintessentially Japanese things into one easy jaunt, the Hello Kitty bullet train is a gloriously pink way to get from A to B. |credit...
01-10-2021 21:46

Satisfy Your Need for Speed at Suzuka Circuit

For motorsport fans in Japan, the 5.8 km Suzuka Circuit is a slice of heaven that embodies the need for speed! Suzuka Circuit: The home of Japanese ra...
01-10-2021 21:46

Rishiri Island: Sea Urchins, Cycling and Volcano Hikes

Rishiri Island is one of the northernmost points in Japan, lying 20 km from the northwest shores of Hokkaido. Rishiri, along with its neighbor Rebun ...
01-10-2021 21:46

Exploring Hokkaido?s Akan-Mashu National Park

While for most international travelers Hokkaido is a destination most commonly reserved for winter, the locals and regular Japan visitors know it’s ...
01-10-2021 21:46

Huis Ten Bosch: Little Holland in Nagasaki

Can you guess where the above picture was taken" If you answered “The Netherlands,” “Holland,” or “somewhere in Europe,” sorry, but you’...
01-10-2021 21:46

Hikone Castle: One of Only Twelve

Hikone, located in Shiga Prefecture, is a castle town where you can get a taste for the architecture and atmosphere of feudal Japan. It has a long his...
01-10-2021 21:46

A Guide to the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage

The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage is Japan’s most famous—alongside the Kumano Kodo—and most unique pilgrimage routes. It’s a 1,200-kilometer-lo...
01-10-2021 21:46

Ryokan with Private Onsen in Japan

The only thing better than spending an evening soaking in a gorgeous traditional, open-air onsen (hot spring) after a long day exploring the best of J...
01-10-2021 21:46

Why Hakuba in Summer Is As Good As Hakuba in Winter

Hakuba has in recent years become synonymous with the seasonal influx of international snow chasers (predominantly Aussies) looking to tear up the cou...
01-10-2021 21:46
 



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