Cory Varga

Cory from You Could Travel entering Senso-ji in Tokyo, Japan
Cory from You Could Travel entering Senso-ji in Tokyo, Japan

Cory Varga is a published travel writer and award-winning photographer. Her main expertise is writing about Japan, where she happily lives with her husband.

Cory published her first book on Japanese customs and manners because she’s obsessed with everything Japan and wants to share more about the local customs with the rest of the world.

While Cory has visited hundreds of destinations and has lived in 7 different countries, Japan remains her favourite place to live and write about. Cory is multilingual.

Cory’s Background

Cory Varga (full name Coralia Varga), an alumna of The University of Manchester, studied LLB (Law with Criminology) and published her first paper as part of her dissertation programme.

In 2016, Cory began her career as a Japan travel writer, and she has received an array of mentions and accolades, including being a finalist for the travel awards at Trav Media and Vuelio.

Cory is the published author of a Japanese travel guide called How to Behave in Japan. She is an accomplished public speaker, and she’s presented at major travel conferences, including Traverse Events.

Cory has been featured in several travel journals and print publications. In her spare time, you’ll find Cory with a cup of matcha tea, reading an epic fantasy book. Although, truth be told, she’s probably out stuffing her face with Japanese food.

Some of Cory’s previous work published in other well known magazines:

Dresden Magazine – Created an original travel piece about Dresden.

Downend Voice Bristol – Contributor to Downend Voice, a local print magazine in Bristol. Cory contributed with a monthly travel vertical.

Matador Network – Several travel pieces including Travel Guide to Shakespeare’s England7 ways to save money on a trip to TokyoPhotography of Budapest.

Navigator – Published writer on “The traveller defined by everything after Tokyo”.

AFAR – Created a small travel feature on how to enjoy adventures around Japan.

Skyscanner – Created a piece entitled “Skyscanner’s Guide to Visiting Japan on a Tight Budget”.

DK Travel – Wrote a piece on the practicalities of how to spend 2 weeks in Japan.

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Latest articles by Cory Varga

Things to do in Kanazawa

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Itsukushima shrine with its great floating torii

Hiroshima to Miyajima Day Trip Itinerary

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Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima city

2 day Kagoshima Itinerary

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Seeing Sakurajima from the observation deck in Kagoshima

Things to do in Kagoshima

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People crossing the famed Shibuya Crossing at night

Japan to Launch Digital Nomad Visas in March 2024

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Our rental in Okinawa which we called the Varga mobile

Renting a car in Okinawa

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Drive my car Japanesw 2021 Ryusuke Hamaguchi Best International Feature

Introduction to Japan Cinematography

14 Apr 20247 min read
The gorgeous Cape Zanpa Lighthouse

Cape Zanpa Lighthouse

14 Apr 20242 min read
Okinawa World - Traditional Okinawan house

Perfect trip to Okinawa World

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Umi Budo Sea Grapes from Okinawa

What to eat in Okinawa

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Cape Hedo in Okinawa

Guide to Cape Hedo Okinawa

14 Apr 20245 min read
The path at Bise Fukugi Road Okinawa

Bise Fukugi Tree Road

14 Apr 20243 min read