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Is it possible to stay in Osaka and visit Kyoto?

Osaka and Kyoto are neighbors, however they differ dramatically in style and story. While Kyoto shows off its imperial history, Osaka highlights post-war growth and modernity. Both cities feature cultural charms and fascinating sights for visitors to appreciate, but a … Read More

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Is Kyoto closer to Tokyo than Osaka?

Have you selected which cities you want to visit, but aren’t sure about the transportation logistics? Is Kyoto closer to Tokyo than Osaka? Is Nara closer to Kyoto or Osaka? Is it easy to visit Kamakura as a day trip … 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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How Much Money Should You Take To Japan?

With its incredible blend of towering modern skyscrapers, ancient temples, wondrous natural sights and unique culture, Japan is a must-visit destination. From its coast to its interior, its cities to its countryside, the Japanese islands offer a wealth of attractions … Read More