View of Nagasaki from above

Is it safe for people to live in Nagasaki/Hiroshima?

We’re not going to make you wait for it: Yes, it is safe for people to live in Hiroshima/Nagasaki. Completely safe. In fact, it was basically safe to move into either of those cities within a matter of weeks after … Read More

Garden in Kyoto

Is Three Nights Enough to Get a Feel for Kyoto?

It’s your first trip to Japan, and you’re debating how much time to allow for Kyoto. Tokyo is a priority, as it should be. Where as Tokyo is mostly modern and international, Kyoto is ancient and historic. How interested are … Read More

Shopping street in Asakusa

Is 10 days enough to get a good feel of Tokyo?

Trying to decide how much time to spend in Tokyo? Wondering if 10 days is enough to get a good feel for Tokyo? How about 5 days? You could spend weeks in Tokyo and have a blast the whole time, … Read More

Tonkotsu Ramen

How much should I budget a day for meals as a tourist in Japan?

For many visitors, Japanese food is one the most anticipated aspects of their trip. And rightly so. Japanese food is varied, and for the most part not all that challenging once you get past the raw fish part. Unsurprisingly, when … Read More

Nanzenji Complex

How many days does a tourist need in Kyoto, Japan?

Alongside Tokyo, Kyoto is the second most popular destination in Japan. The famous is simply relentless in its splendor, be it the gardens, temples, food and drink, or the town itself. One way or another, Kyoto is sure to tempt … Read More

Genbaku Dome

How did the Genbaku Dome Survive the Atomic Explosion?

On the 6th of August 1945, a humanitarian event like none other descended on Hiroshima. The nuclear explosion – a uranium bomb, to be precise – killed 80,000 people instantly. Add in the number who ultimately died as a result … Read More

Miyajima with the tide in.

Including a visit to Hiroshima on your trip to Japan

There’s so much to see in Japan that it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming! Many visitors debate including Hiroshima on a first trip to Japan, so we’re here to help you decide. The same high speed train line connects … Read More

Ekiben

Can you eat on a train in Japan?

No rules are posted on the trains, so that must mean it’s ok to eat..? The trains in Japan, be it subways, local trains, or long-distance ones, all seem so clean! We’ve all probably ridden trains in other countries where … Read More

Okinawa coastline

Top 10 Famous Okinawa Spots in the Naha Area

When most think about Japan, frenetic Tokyo, historical Kyoto, or one of the other classic Japanese scenes comes to mind, but how about a tropical paradise? We’re here today to share with you our Top 10 most famous things do … Read More

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What is Hiroshima Famous For: Our Top 10

The name of Hiroshima, on the western end of Japan’s main island of Honshu, is inevitably linked to the dropping of the nuclear bomb over the city at the end of the Second World War in 1945. Short of being … Read More