What are the Best Places to Visit in Japan in Winter?

Is Japan on your travel horizon this winter? There’s never a bad time to visit our country, and even though a chill sets in and the nights grow longer, there are still countless incredible things to see and do here. … Read More


Which City Should I Visit: Kobe or Osaka?

It’s a question we’re often asked: Kobe or Osaka? Join Pinpoint Traveler as we discuss why they both deserve a place on your itinerary. … Read More

Is it possible to stay in Osaka and visit Kyoto?

Join Pinpoint Traveler as we discuss travel options between Osaka and Kyoto and recommend different ways you can explore the best of Kyoto. … Read More

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Cultural Highlights of Kyoto: A Guide for Travelers

Join Pinpoint Traveler for our guide to Kyoto’s cultural sites, unveiling the city’s enchanting temples, traditional tea houses, and scenic beauty. … Read More

What Are Some Must-See Places In Japan?

Join Pinpoint Traveler as we run through some of our favorite must-see places in Japan – from natural wonders to bustling metropolises! … Read More

Kyoto in autumn

How Many Days Does a Tourist Need in Kyoto, Japan?

Known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty, Kyoto is a must-visit destination for any traveler in Japan. Once the capital of Japan, this city seamlessly blends its well-preserved past with modern-day charm, offering an unforgettable experience … Read More

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Obanzai Restaurants in Kyoto: What’s the deal?

→ Also ones in nearby Osaka, because we love obanzai restaurants there too. With so many types of Japanese food, seeking out obanzai restaurants can be a little niche. We commend you for your in-depth knowledge of and interest in … Read More

Bowl of soba noodles

What makes Tokyo udon or Osaka soba taste so good?

Everyone knows ramen as the star noodle soup dish of Japan, but on the lighter side of things you will find a nice bowl of udon or soba. While the noodles themselves are generally similar regardless of where you are … Read More

One of Fushii Inari Shrine's famous dog statues.

What is Kyoto famous for?

Kyoto should definitely be on your first trip to Japan’s agenda. But what is Kyoto famous for? As the historic capital of Japan, Kyoto is chock full of temples and shrines, plus of course gardens. But the city is also.. … Read More

Ishiyama Temple

What day trips can you do from Kyoto?

Oh the temples and shrines you will see in Kyoto! Kinkaku-ji (the “Golden Pavilion”), Ginkaku-ji, and Fushimi Inari Taisha are all very worthwhile sights. Unfortunately, they can be a bit crowded. This will predictably take away something from the Zen … Read More

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