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Tokyo Tower

Is it worth going to Tokyo Tower?

Tokyo Tower is one of the most easily recognized symbols of Japan’s largest city, but is it worth going to? Since completion in 1958, over 180,000,000 people have decided it was, but what will you decide? In recent years, the … Read More

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

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

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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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What is Osaka Famous For? We Bring You Our Top 10

The second largest city in Japan (after Tokyo), Osaka lies on a large bay in the southern half of the main Japanese island of Honshu. It has long been a popular tourist destination, but why exactly is that? What is … Read More