Looking for a day trip from Kyoto? Then a Nara day trip is for you. Getting from Kyoto to Nara is easy and once there you can explore beautiful parks, temples, and of course, visit the friendly deer.
Ok, full disclaimer. There is too much to do in Kyoto. Especially if you are into art and history and UNESCO world heritage sites. You really, really need several days if you want to properly explore Kyoto. We only had a couple days (which was cut short by a bit of illness), so we onlyContinue reading “48 Hours in Kyoto”
The 48 hours in Tokyo itinerary that I am about to present will give you a snapshot of the city, and will take you to a variety of different sights and places, but it is by no means comprehensive. It will however, give you a taste of Tokyo. I’ve tried to set up this itinerary to provide sensible transfer times between stops using the Tokyo metro lines.
Build a small shrine in Nikko and enshrine me as the God. I will be the guardian of peace keeping in Japan.” And with those words, allegedly spoken by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu as he lay dying in 1616, Nikko became the home of the mausoleums of the Tokugawa shoguns, and a UNESCO world heritage site.Continue reading “A Day in Nikko, Japan”
You don’t need to worry too much when packing for a trip to Japan. Like most countries, if you forget something, you can most likely quite easily buy a replacement once you arrive. But there are a few things you do need to keep in mind…. Shoes There are a couple things you need toContinue reading “5 Must Pack Items for Travelers to Japan”
Hokkaido has so much to offer: some of the best seafood in the world; beautiful, unspoiled nature; great nightlife; and some of the most romantic spots for you and your partner. In this article, we enumerate some nice dating spots that we think are the best. Shikisai no Oka, Biei Who doesn’t like flowers? YourContinue reading “Scenic Date Spots in Hokkaido”
Guest writer – Eva Hendricks is a UK-based food blogger who loves Japanese food, has visited to Japan and plans to go back and eat more as soon as she can. Inevitably, food and travel are bedfellows and Eva has found herself venturing out on culinary expeditions. She is still looking for the dish theContinue reading “The Foodie Guide to Visiting Japan”