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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

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

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

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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

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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

Shinjuku at nightfall

What is Tokyo Famous For: The Top 10 Attractions

The Japanese capital is known for its fast-paced ultra-modern centre, where lights shine in a dazzling array and commuters pour across road junctions en masse at almost all times of day and night. But Tokyo has also managed to maintain … Read More

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What is Kyoto Famous For: Our Top 10

The Japanese capital for more than a thousand years – right up until 1868 when that honour transferred to Tokyo – Kyoto has a wealth of historic and cultural attractions that span the centuries. Exactly what is Kyoto famous for? … Read More

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10 Best Things To Do in Osaka at Night

Around two and a half hours west of Tokyo on the bullet train, Osaka is one of Japan’s largest cities. Its blend of contemporary living and historic structures means there are plenty of things to do in the city, and … Read More

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10 Best Things To Do in Kyoto at Night

Japan’s ancient imperial capital, Kyoto is one of the best places in the country to experience Japan’s ageless traditions and explore its long-held heritage, which survives largely in tact despite wars and natural disasters. A major tourist attraction, there are … Read More