Fun things to do in Asakusa & Sumida, Tokyo

Asakusa is a neighbourhood in the north east of Tokyo city adjacent to the Sumida River.  It’s known to visitors for the historic Senso-ji temple and spectacular views from the Tokyo Skytree but lets take a deeper look at things to do in Asakusa. We’ve…

Broadbeach Gold Coast

25 of the best day trips from Brisbane

Looking for fun and fabulous day trips from Brisbane. We have 25 top picks here from the beach to the rainforest, lakes and rivers, wildlife and adventure. Brisbane is a great city to both live and visit.  It’s casual and laid back but there are…

Waterfall in Kanmangufuchi Abyss

Enjoy Japan in summer with these essential tips

Summer in Japan can be hot and humid, combine that with the city crowds, a lot of walking, getting around on public transport, minimal use of air conditioning and the rainy season and you might reasonably wonder if it’s a good idea to plan travel…

Kinugawa Grand Hotel garden

Kinugawa Onsen – Japanese Onsen Ryokan experience

Stunning natural scenery, soothing hot springs, adventure activities and incredible food.  Kinugawa Onsen makes a perfect weekend break for locals and a Japanese onsen ryokan experience is a fabulous inclusion in your Japan itinerary. Kinugawa Onsen is a hot spring town in Nikko, Tochigi prefecture. …

Shinkyo bridge in Nikko, Japan

20 Things to do in Nikko | Travel Guide

Under the canopy of the majestic old cedar trees and protection of Mount Nantai lies the town of Nikko, a popular destination for visitors from Tokyo.  The UNESCO World Heritage Shrines and Temples draw tourists from all around the world but there’s so many more…

Best day trips from Tokyo

12 of the best day trips from Tokyo

A great way to discover more of Japans history, culture, landmarks and natural highlights is by taking off on some of these top day trips from Tokyo. The city is a great base for exploring being a transportation hub and with so many fun destinations…