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What Are Some Must-See Places in Japan?

With so many must-see places in Japan, it’s hard to know where to start. And it’s even harder to know where to end! So we’re here to help you with a good few of the essentials. Think of this as … Read More

Kobe Harbor

What are some hidden gems near Kobe, Japan?

Perhaps most famous for its beef, Kobe has been appearing on more and more Japan trip itineraries. But this international city shouldn’t be thought of as merely a place to get your steak grub on, or as a launching point … Read More

Dotonbori nightscape

What are interesting things to see and do in Osaka?

We’re not going to deny that Tokyo is, well, Japan’s flagship urban product of sorts. We’re also not in the business of denying the historical and cultural spectacle that is Kyoto. We love both those places, but urge our visitors … Read More

Shitennoji Osaka

What are the top tourist attractions in Osaka?

Looking for the top tourist attractions in Osaka for your upcoming trip? No problem, we have you covered. As local travel experts living in Osaka, we have an affinity for sharing our city with visitors. From leading walking tours to … Read More

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What are the main attractions in Kyoto, Japan?

Kyoto is one of Japan’s most popular destinations, attracting millions of visitors each year from all over the world. But what are the main attractions in Kyoto enticing so many tourists to explore the city?  As local experts, we love … Read More

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Tokyo’s Shinjuku Robot Restaurant: A Kabukicho Scam?

No way! Tokyo’s Shinjuku Robot Restaurant (in Kabukicho) show is not a scam at all. Most people who see the show find it to be a very memorable experience. The lights, action, pulse quickening music and effects, all combine to … Read More

Port of Kobe

Is Kobe, Japan worth visiting?

Just about everyone’s heard of Kobe beef, but is Kobe, Japan worth visiting even if you aren’t all that into the beef? Kobe is in the same part of Japan as Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara, which makes it easy to … 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

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