Things to do in Osaka

Located on the island of Honshu is Japan’s third largest city, Osaka. The city is huge with a population of over 2.5 million people and is bustling with plenty of things to see in Osaka. Osaka isn’t always located on the traditional Japan tourist trail like Kyoto and Tokyo, but … Read More

12 Amazing Waterfalls in Japan You Have to See to Believe

Kumano Kodo

Around 73% of Japan is mountainous. Away from the gentle temples and shrines, or the hustle and bustle of its frenetic neon cities, there is a wild country to explore. Nature-lovers in Japan can expect epic drives, rewarding hikes, and getting deep into forests that cover the land. All those … Read More

15 Best Things to do in Sendai, Japan

Things to do in Sendai

Sendai is the largest city in Japan’s northern Tohoku region and the capital of Miyagi Prefecture. While the area was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Sendai remains a vibrant, bustling hub of culture, history, and modern sights. Home to around a million people, Sendai owes much of … Read More

10 Reasons You Should Travel to Tohoku, Japan in 2020

Travel Tohoku

You won’t find many English speaking visitors traveling the Japanese region of Tohoku, but only a couple hours away from Tokyo by the bullet train, it beckons travelers to Japan to explore. Ever since the 2011 earthquake that rocked Tohoku the region has been in recovery mode. Now as the … Read More

10 Best Things to do in Niseko this Winter

Best Things to do in NIseko -

So you’ve heard of the legendary powder that descends on Japan every winter, you’ve booked your trip, you’ve arrived in Hokkaido, and now you’re wondering what to do in Niseko? We just finished a second year enjoying the legendary town of Niseko and while our first trip there was all … Read More

Where to Stay in Niseko in 2020

Hotels in NIseko

Wondering where to stay in Niseko? We just spent an amazing week checking out a few of the best hotels Niseko has to offer and can’t wait to share them. Niseko Accommodation can truly be hard to nail down, especially in the winter when skiers and snowboarders from around the … Read More

The Best Restaurants in Niseko to Try in 2020

Best Restaurants in Niseko

Looking for the best restaurants to try in Niseko? We just got back from an amazing winter trip at Niseko Ski Resort and made it our mission to try out some of the best dining options in Niseko for all price ranges. If you’re wondering where to eat in Niseko … Read More

What Does a Trip to Japan Cost? Is it expensive?

How Much Does Japan Cost

Is Japan as expensive as people say? No! But it certainly isn’t a backpacker destination either. Read on to find out what a trip to Japan really costs. I’ve been to Japan on extended trips three times now and will continue to return year after year. It is my favorite … Read More