Japan Category Posts

Exploring Niigata along the Northward Golden Route with JR EAST PASS

19 February, 2018

Continuing from our Day 4 morning in Gunma, we took a JR Max Tanigawa 309 train from Jomo Kogen Station to GALA Yuzawa Station. The moment you stepped out...

Exploring Gunma along the Northward Golden Route with JR EAST PASS

18 February, 2018

After a long day at Saitama, we took a JR train (Asama 617) from Omiya station to Takasaki station (31 minutes) and then an hour-long taxi ride to Ikaho...

Exploring Saitama (Omiya and Kawagoe) along the Northward Golden Route with JR EAST PASS

15 February, 2018

If you enjoy onsen hot springs, unique Japanese cuisines and snow, you should check out the Northward Golden Route – a train route that connects Saitama, Gunma and Niigata...

3 Day 2 Nights Self Drive Itinerary for Hokkaido in Summer

14 February, 2018

Hokkaido is the most beautiful and second largest island of Japan which attracts millions of tourists every year. While many enjoy visiting this island during winter for skiing and...

A 3 Day 2 Night Travel Itinerary Guide to Osaka, Japan: The Best Attractions and Places to Eat

29 January, 2018

Japan’s second largest city is both similar and very different from Tokyo. The energy of Osaka is much busier, louder, and festive, with attractions including historic castles, shopping arcades,...

Weekend Tokyo Travel Guide: Exploring Kouzushima Island 神津島

19 January, 2018

If you are planning a trip to Tokyo and want to experience a completely different part of Tokyo apart from tax-free shopping and themed dining experiences, I strongly recommend...

Guide to Travelling in Kyoto – Where to Sightsee, Where to Eat and Where to Sleep

24 October, 2017

Travelling is a great way to experience different cultures and one of my favourite destinations is Kyoto, Japan. The food you eat, the sights that you see, the places...

10 Interesting Themed Dining Restaurants in Tokyo You Must Check Out

17 January, 2017

Tokyo is an awesome place for food – something about the energetic atmosphere surrounding the city seems to have permeated even eating. One of the most fascinating aspects of...

Guide to Getting Tax Refund on Your Shopping in Tokyo, Japan

14 December, 2016

Claiming the Japan 8% sales/consumption tax or VAT refund for shopping in Japan is one of the most hassle-free experience. There is no need to show Japan Customs your...

13 Best Places to Shop in Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya (plus Enjoy Discounts with UnionPay Cards and Tax Free Shopping)

27 November, 2016

Tokyo is a shopping paradise for many, regardless of your gender and age, there is something for everyone. Shopping in Tokyo is not cheap, but using the right credit...

A Day Tour of Mount Fuji

14 July, 2016

Many people will tell you that July is not the best time to visit Fuji, because it’s the rainy season. The clouds will obscure the view, the weather will...

Tōdai-ji, Deer, and Gardens in Nara

5 July, 2016

Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan directly bordering Kyoto Prefecture. It is home to eight temples, shrines, and ruins which...

Tiny Sushi at Sushiya no Nohachi

16 June, 2016

I personally love all things miniature and if you’re like me, you’re certainly in for a treat! In the slightly quieter part of Tokyo that is Asakusa, there may...

Lacquer Painting in Yamaguchi

17 May, 2016

Ouchi-nuri, a traditional craft that has been around for hundreds of years, is the beautiful art of lacquer painting. Yamaguchi City is known for their Ouchi Dolls, which are...