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Nakanoshima at night

Is it safe to walk around Osaka alone at night?

Big cities can sometime be intimidating, and even a little scary, right? Well, if you’re looking for a country with safe big cities day or night, Japan is a great choice! According to many studies, Osaka ranks 3rd safest city … 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

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

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

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

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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