Japan

Best day trips from Tokyo

10 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…

Mount Takao Tokyo

A day trip to Mount Takao (Takao-san) in Tokyo

Mount Takao is the ideal spot to enjoy nature within Tokyo. There are 8 hiking trails that wind their way up the mountain each with their own attractions.  Want a more relaxed pace?  Take the cable car or chair lift part way for great views…

Kuromon Ichiba Market in Osaka

Kuromon Market – A must for foodies visiting Osaka

Kuromon Market is a MUST for the visiting foodie in Osaka. Located in Namba, it’s operated in the same location for 120 years. There’s plenty of ready to eat options in addition fresh unique produce so why not come for a look around and a seafood breakfast or lunch?

Todoroki Gorge Japan

An afternoon in nature at Todoroki Gorge, Tokyo

Looking for a different Tokyo experience?  Take a short train ride out to Todoroki gorge and explore the unique natural wilderness and only ravine the city.  It’s a completely different experience and not what you’d expect in the heart of  the modern metropolitan city.  As…

A 14 day Japan itinerary for 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…

Dogo Onsen

Relaxation and tradition at Dōgo Onsen

Sponsored post in conjunction with Tokyo Metropolitan Government Dōgo onsen is the oldest and most famous of the onsen or hot springs in Japan. Known for it’s healing waters for over 1000 years visitors still seek it out and the local community still encompass it in…

Hakone onsen - Hakone Yuryo

Planning your Hakone Onsen experience

Soaking in a Hakone onsen is a truly blissful experience that we highly recommend.  It really is the ideal blend of Japanese culture, nature and perfect relaxation.  Hakone is only one of the onsen regions in Japan but being located on the train line between…

Osaka Castle

The Complete Osaka Travel Guide

Osaka is Japans third largest city.  It’s modern, vibrant and has a lot to offer the visitor.  The vibe and culture of Tokyo and Osaka are very different, even if you’ve already spent time in Tokyo you’ll find Osaka well worth a visit and spending…

Why an Okinawa trip is on our wish list

Why an Okinawa trip is on our wish list

Sponsored post in conjunction with Be.Okinawa If you’ve been around here for a while you’ll know that Japan is one of our top destinations to travel to and that we also love to relax and explore the Pacific Islands.  The idea of combining the best…

Autumn colours at Eikando in Kyoto

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.

Things to do in Hakodate

24 hours in Hakodate, the gateway to Hokkaido

Are you considering taking the train to Japans northern island? Heres our top things to do in Hakodate & reasons to stop and explore the gateway to Hokkaido. I love train travel and the Japanese Shinkansen are my personal favourite.  Not only are they super…

Hakodate morning market

Eating your way through the Hakodate morning market

I opened my hotel window to some morning drizzle and a sea of umbrellas passing by down below.  We only had 24 hours in Hakodate and the number one item on my agenda, like any enthusiastic foodie, was the Hakodate morning market located down near…