Tokyo Tower

Is 10 Days Enough to Get a Good Feel of Tokyo?

Have you ever been to Tokyo? It’s a fantastic city that blends modernity and tradition in the most amazing way. The streets are always bustling with energy, and you’ll encounter some of the most cutting-edge innovations you’ve ever seen. But … Read More

One of Fushii Inari Shrine's famous dog statues.

What is Kyoto famous for?

Kyoto should definitely be on your first trip to Japan’s agenda. But what is Kyoto famous for? As the historic capital of Japan, Kyoto is chock full of temples and shrines, plus of course gardens. But the city is also.. … Read More


What are the best things for international visitors to do in Tokyo?

Let’s face it: Some things residents of Tokyo love about the city are going to be different than what moves visitors. We’ve collected some of the best things for international visitors to do in Tokyo. It’s a varied assortment of … Read More

bamboo grove in arashiyama

What are the top sights to see or places to go in Kyoto?

Kyoto is an amazing city chock full of history, incredible temples, and beautiful gardens. With so much to see, you’re going to have to plan carefully. Too many temples in one day is a surefire road to burnout, but on … Read More

bullet train

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

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

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