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50 things to do in Kyoto

There are so many things to do in Kyoto, you will probably need a lifetime to discover them all. Kyoto is Japan's old capital and a...

Sakura Japan: Mount Yoshinoyama

Mount Yoshino is located in Nara Prefecture and is currently known as one of the top cherry blossom spots in Japan. The sakura trees...

What to do in Tokyo in 5 days

Finding what to do in Tokyo in 5 days is easier than you think. Being the world's largest megapolis, Tokyo has something for everyone...

Places to visit in Tokyo

There are so many places to visit in Tokyo, it's almost impossible to ever get bored with Japan's capital. After a comprehensive 7-day...

What to do in Kyoto (for first time visitors)

During our first visit to Japan, we allocated a 5-day itinerary for Kyoto, during which we tried to explore as much of the city as...

Best day trips from Kyoto

During the time we lived in Japan, we've taken countless day trips from Kyoto. We find Kyoto to be an excellent base for those...

Kyoto Onsen (Why you will love a Japanese hot spring bath)

When visiting Japan's former capital city, it's natural to want to experience an amazing Kyoto onsen. An onsen is a natural hot spring...

Best Day trips from Tokyo

Japan's capital city is a pretty epic, but sometimes it's good to take a break and enjoy some easy day trips from Tokyo. Most first...

A 4 Day Osaka Itinerary

Osaka is the second largest city in Japan and well known for its nightlife, business districts and incredible street food. Our 4 day...

The Perfect 2 Week Japan Itinerary (according to an expat)

This comprehensive 2 week in Japan itinerary will help you plan your stay, with tips on what to do, see and eat. It also has...

A day trip to Himeji Japan (and why you need to visit)

All Japanese cities are excellent hubs full of exciting restaurants, attractions and shopping opportunities, but some cities happen to...

How much does a trip to Japan cost? (plus get a FREE budget trip planner)

One of the most frequent questions we get from our readers is how much does it cost to go to Japan. Most people imagine a trip to...

50 Best Places To Go For Valentine's Day (That aren't just luxury beaches)

Wondering what are the best places to go for Valentine's Day? We put together our favourite 50 destinations which are romantic,...

Memory Lane Tokyo (aka The Piss Alley)

Memory Lane in Tokyo is a name which pops up in pretty much any Tokyo itinerary guide. Some, refer to it as the Piss Alley, which will...

Essential Tokyo Restaurants

Finding a Tokyo restaurant when you first visit the city, can be a challenging business. How can you even begin to pick where to eat,...

Things to do in Tokyo at night

Are you a little jetlagged and wondering what are the things to do in Tokyo at night? This guide will give you plenty of ideas on how...

Things to do in Nagoya

With so many things to do in Nagoya, is surprising that not that many tourists visit Japan's 4th most populous city. During our 2 week...

Getting from Tokyo to Nagoya

Getting from Tokyo to Nagoya and vice-versa couldn't be easier, as both destinations are connected with each other by the Shinkansen....

Tokyo to Mount Fuji

It was 1995 when I first saw a picture of Mount Fujisan. Against all odds, I picked up a book from my beloved grandfather's library...

Kawaii Shop

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Kawaii Shop? I don't know about you, but I am a huge fan of kawaii...

What to pack for Japan

Wondering what to pack for Japan and not too sure where to start? Here is our comprehensive packing list for Japan to ensure you have...

Understanding Japanese Kawaii

Japan is weird and wonderful and it’s the Japanese kawaii which made me love this country even more. You can find Japanese kawaii...

Popular Japanese Food

Amongst the most popular Japanese food, you will find a variety of dishes based on fresh seasonal and regional product, with an...

Day trip: Hiroshima from Osaka

Travelling to Hiroshima from Osaka couldn't be easier thanks to the top-notch Japanese infrastructure. Find out what train to get,...

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