Japan

Embark on a journey through the Land of the Rising Sun with our Japan category! Explore the rich tapestry of Japanese culture, from the serene beauty of traditional temples and gardens to the bustling energy of modern cities like Tokyo and Kyoto. Dive into the exquisite cuisine, delve into the fascinating history, and discover hidden gems off the beaten path. Let our Japan category be your guide to unlocking the secrets of this captivating country.

Himeji Castle - landscape view

Discover Himeji Castle: A Day Trip from Osaka

Himeji is one of Japan’s original standing medieval castles. We’ve always been intrigued by Japanese Castles and they don’t disappoint, however most of them have been destroyed over the years and rebuilt as museums. Himeji Castle is one of the only castles in Japan still standing high and proud as one of Japan’s icons and […]

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Shibuya Crossing

Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital city of the Land of the Rising Sun. What an incredible city to discover from an European’s perspective. Tokyo whilst, a very modern city is centuries old and has stood the test of time as one of Japan’s economic hubs and in recent centuries its capital. We only had 3 days and

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Hakone Lake Ashi boat trip

Hakone

We were simply mesmerised by this experience and after intense four days in Tokyo, we found Hakone to be a great opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy a hot spring bath. Join us as we embark on a journey through Hakone’s enchanting landscapes, cultural treasures, and culinary delights, discovering why this picturesque town has captured

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Shinkansen train and Paul

A Complete Guide to the Japan Rail Pass and Booking the Shinkansen

Japan is a country like no other. Aside from its wonderful scenic views and iconic architecture, the country offers a world class transportation system. Amongst these are the world famous Japanese bullet trains or shinkansen. In this guide we aim to uncover the steps you need to take to travel the shinkansen network with your

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Japan mount Fuji

The Ultimate Japan Travel Itinerary for First Timers: 2 Weeks in Japan

In this article we aim to uncover the perfect 2 week itinerary for first timers in Japan. We aim to arm you with the right tools and advice to help you explore Japan with confidence. Join us as we embark on an exploration of this enchanting archipelago, where the old and the new converge to

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Mount View Hakone kaiseki dinner

Mount View Hakone Review: Traditional Ryokan Experience in Japan

If you are visiting Japan and looking for an authentic Japanese experience, then we would strongly recommend staying at a ryokan. For those that don’t know a ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. As part of our trip around Japan, we visited Hakone – a popular hot spring (or onsen in Japanese) destination in Japan,

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