Japan

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…

Wisteria in Japan

Where to see wisteria in Japan | Ashikaga Flower Park

When we started planning a late spring trip I knew that catching the wisteria in Japan in their spectacular bloom would be a priority.  We’ve seen the majestic pagodas covered in vines both bare in winter and early spring and in vibrant green leaf through…

18 of the best things to do in Odaiba

One thing is for sure, you won’t run out of things to do in Odaiba.  It’s a shopping and entertainment extravaganza built on 100% reclaimed land.  Make sure you allocate a day to explore all that this futuristic and fun part of Tokyo has to…

2 mouth-watering Tokyo food tours with Arigato Japan

Do you love Japanese Food? Or perhaps you are finding it difficult to understand what everyone is raving about. These 2 Tokyo food tours will not only help you find the hidden gems but introduce the local foodie culture and etiquette. We’ve made many trips…

Tokyo with kids

Best things to do in Tokyo with kids

Find out why this city that’s the perfect playground for the adults is also an ideal family holiday destination with children and teens.  We share the best things to do with kids in Tokyo alongside some tips for making sure everyone has a fantastic holiday….

Fun things to do in Asakusa & Sumida, Tokyo

Asakusa is a neighbourhood in the northeast 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 let’s take a deeper look at things to do in Asakusa. We’ve been…

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…

Hakone Open Air Museum

Hakone Open Air Museum brings art to the outdoors

Hakone open air museum is a large well manicured sculpture park with a backdrop of the regions beautiful nature & an eclectic collection of art and artists.  There were a couple of things we didn’t do on our first day trip to Hakone that I…