Japan Category Posts

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...

Travelling To Japan As A Vegetarian

10 May, 2016

Tasting the local food is an important part of traveling. Traditional Japanese cuisine is famous all over the world and was even added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list...

A Guide To Hakodate Ramen

18 April, 2016

Head north to Hokkaido and the one dish your sure to find on any menu is ramen, a noodle once imported from mainland Asia that has become a dietary...

Tokyo by Night Photo Tour

30 March, 2016

A huge city like Tokyo has a lot of places to discover. During the night, the city reveals secrets to those willing to explore the streets on foot. For...

Experience Rural Tourism in Otawara

22 March, 2016

With great anticipation, we took the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Otawara. A rural city in north-eastern Tochigi Prefecture, the region offers over a hundred different places to stay,...

Inside a Modern Designer Capsule Hotel: 9hours, Kyoto

26 November, 2015

In the centre of Kyoto is the most amazing capsule hotel you’ll find in Japan. With an interior that looks like something out of Star Wars, positioned right next...

Sakura Tulips Fiesta at Kanto, Japan

26 April, 2015

See Japan from the perspectives of a Singaporean – this is a guest post by our resident blogger Xiaoying who is currently based in Japan. she also sells a...

Top 3 Places to See Sakuras Along Yamanote Line (山の手線)in Tokyo

3 April, 2015

See Japan from the perspectives of a Singaporean – this is a guest post by our resident blogger Xiaoying who is currently based in Japan. Here comes the time...

Owls and Parrots Hidden in Asakusa

21 November, 2014

See Japan from the perspectives of a Singaporean – this is a guest post by our resident blogger Xiaoying who is currently based in Japan. Introducing an owl and...