How to Get From Tokyo to Nikko with the Nikko Pass

Tokyo to Nikko

Do you want to venture into the mountains of Japan and be greeted by wild monkeys? Is seeing the famous shrines and temples hidden away in the forest on your bucket list? Maybe take a walk along the historic Shinkyo Bridge? You can find this mystical place only two hours … Read More

25 Best Things to do in Kyoto, Japan • 2020 GUIDE

Things to do in Kyoto

So you’re in Japan’s cultural city and looking for the best things to do in Kyoto? Well, we have you covered. Kyoto is one of the top places to visit in Japan. It carries a world-class reputation and was once the capital of Japan. Needless to say, there is a … Read More

31 Facts About Japan That Will Blow Your Mind

Kyoto, Japan

After some interesting facts about Japan? Japan is a land of amazing culture, delicious food, unique sights, and plenty of history. There’s a lot to know about this amazing country, so it’s hard to narrow it down into a single blog post, but we’re going to try! We love returning … Read More

30 Facts about Japanese Culture That Will Blow Your Mind

After some interesting facts about Japanese Culture? There’s a lot to know about this amazing country, so it’s hard to narrow it down into a single blog post, but we’re going to try! Honestly, if I were forced to pick a favorite country to travel in, it would have to … Read More

Where to Buy a Japan Rail Pass • All You Need to Know

things to do in Japan!

Japan is an awesome country to explore – and there’s a whole lot of this mountainous, food-filled, temple-boasting island nation to come to grips with. One of the best and most affordable ways to do so is with a Japan Rail Pass. Pay a one-off price for the Japan Rail … Read More

15 Best Things to do in Kobe, Japan

Things to do in Kobe, Japan

Kōbe is a somewhat overlooked city in Japan. The usual big cities that get visited are the capital Tokyo, of course, and Osaka. Hiroshima and Kyoto get their fair share of visitors, too. But Kōbe? With its skyscrapers, multicultural history, oodles of old-school Western-style buildings to admire, beef, traditional gardens, … Read More

20 Best Things to do in Nara, Japan • Nara Travel Guide

Best Things to do in Nara

Wondering what to do in Nara? Kyoto has its famous temples and was once the capital of Japan. However, less than an hour on the train, in fact, is Nara. Nara too has its famous temples and was also once the capital of Japan – but before Kyoto. Nara’s temples … Read More

Best Time To Visit Japan (2020) • Month By Month Breakdown

So, you’re wondering when is the best time to visit Japan. We don’t blame you. Japan is a wildly seasonal country, with four very different seasons. In fact, there may even be more than four seasons. There’s spring, summer, autumn, and winter, sure – but within these usual seasons there’s … Read More

Best Time to Visit Hokkaido (2020) • Month By Month Breakdown

Niseko, Hokkaido

Hokkaido is Japan’s Siberian north. Home to some truly polar temperatures that plunge way below zero, Hokkaido is home to prime snowboarding as much as some of the wildest, most remote slices of nature to be found in Japan. If you are wondering when the best time to visit Hokkaido … Read More