What are the Best Places to Visit in Japan in Winter?

Is Japan on your travel horizon this winter? There’s never a bad time to visit our country, and even though a chill sets in and the nights grow longer, there are still countless incredible things to see and do here. … Read More

Tsutaya Daikanyama T-Site Bookstore

8 Best Sites in Japan for Book Lovers

Join Pinpoint Traveler as we share some of the very best bookish destinations for travelers in Japan, from museums to enchanting libraries. … Read More


Which City Should I Visit: Kobe or Osaka?

It’s a question we’re often asked: Kobe or Osaka? Join Pinpoint Traveler as we discuss why they both deserve a place on your itinerary. … Read More

Is it possible to stay in Osaka and visit Kyoto?

Join Pinpoint Traveler as we discuss travel options between Osaka and Kyoto and recommend different ways you can explore the best of Kyoto. … Read More

Osaka castle rising above the surrounding compound's walls.

What are the best Osaka walking tour sights?

Depending how you look at it, Osaka is Japan’s second or third largest city. That means there’s got to be lots to cover! We’ve compiled some of the best walking tour sights for you, with the majority coming straight from … 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

Tokyo Station

Which city is better to live in: Tokyo or Osaka?

When it comes to visiting Japan, most first time itineraries omit Osaka in favor of more time in Tokyo. This is completely understandable for those short on time, but when it comes whether it’s better to live in Tokyo or … 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

Ishiyama Temple

What day trips can you do from Kyoto?

Oh the temples and shrines you will see in Kyoto! Kinkaku-ji (the “Golden Pavilion”), Ginkaku-ji, and Fushimi Inari Taisha are all very worthwhile sights. Unfortunately, they can be a bit crowded. This will predictably take away something from the Zen … Read More

View of Tokyo from high above

What are the best places to visit in or near Tokyo?

For those seeking reaffirmation that urban, central Tokyo has every dream possibly containable by concrete, the options are seemingly limitless. You should of course not miss Shinjuku, Shibuya, or Ginza. Ueno and Asakusa are also urban must-sees, but of the … Read More

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