Japan

Composite show 3 ways from Narita Airport to Tokyo, NEX train, Skyliner train and Airport limousine bus

How to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo City

There are many ways to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo and back. We break it down and show you all the options, with the costs and benefits of each, so you can make the best choice for your own situation. So you’ve got your…

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter in Okayama

The Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter in Okayama is an interesting cultural addition to your itinerary. Our comprehensive guide will show you the best spots to eat, play and stay as you step back in time and wander the character-filled streets. The Kurashiki Bikan Historial Quarter…

Montage of things to do in Shibuya, Japan. Kawaii monster cafe show, Takeshita Street and the serenity of Nezu Museum garden

20 fun things to do in Shibuya, Tokyo

Shibuya is a fun and diverse area of Tokyo. It’s centrally located, a great base for your travels and an essential part of the city to spend some time in. We highlight the best things to do in Shibuya together with our top picks on…

Best food markets in Japan

The best markets in Japan for foodie travellers

Fish and produce markets in Japan are exceptional for their quality, freshness and variety. These are our top picks from around the country, the must-try dishes from each and essential visitor tips. We love a good market, especially a foodie market and Japan has some…

Mt Nokogiri or Nokogiriyama

A day trip to Mt Nokogiri (Nokogiriyama) from Tokyo

Nokogiriyama, also known as Mt Nokogiri is an interesting mountain to explore in Chiba prefecture. It’s a fun day trip from Tokyo with a ropeway, great views, hiking, a dose of culture, history, and Japans largest Buddha statue. We’d had Mt Nokogiri on our tentative…

Deer and cherry blossom at Miyajima

A Japan 2-week itinerary for spring cherry blossoms

This diverse 14 day Japan itinerary takes you across the main island on Honshu, from the energy of Tokyo to the natural beauty and culture of Miyajima Island.  It celebrates cherry blossoms, known in Japan as sakura and shares our top tips and best spots…

Autumn in Japan - Sakai garden Osaka

Autumn in Japan – Exploring the Golden Route

Seasons are a highlight of travelling in Japan and the perfect time to experience the Golden Route from Osaka to Tokyo. Autumn in Japan brings colourful leaves known locally as Koyo, seasonal foods and many unique experiences discovering parks, gardens, temples and natural mountain regions….

Headed our in Gion on Kyoto food tour

Join a Kyoto Food Tour and discover the secrets of Gion

Kyoto is a city we absolutely love to visit.  We’ve stayed here regularly on our travels through Japan.  There is so much to discover in its small alleyways and there’s a thriving Kyoto food scene, although it can be difficult to uncover as a first-time…

Things to do in Uji Kyoto

Things to do in Uji | Day Trip

If you want to get away from the crowds and still be within easy reach of the major cities in Kansai, then Uji is worth your consideration.  It’s inexpensive to get here from Kyoto and Osaka, you won’t need a JR pass for this one…