A guide to what to see and do at the Tokyo Imperial Palace. History, architecture, a museum, music and spectacular gardens. The Tokyo Imperial Palace is a site most will enjoy visiting while in the city. It’s situated right in the heart of Tokyo on 3.41 km2 of grounds. That’s a huge space in a […]
A few insider tips on what to pack for Japan can make all the difference. We share what we’ve learned in this essential Japan packing list for first time visitors. I’m not going to insult your intelligence here by telling you how many pairs of socks to take or what size bag to pack, we […]
Local festivals are a great time to visit a Japanese Temple or Shrine. This large UNESCO listed temple is especially beautiful during the cherry blossoms and the Hanami Gyoretsu festival but it’s not the only season that it’s excels.
Get a birds eye view of Osaka city from the Umeda Sky Building. Orientate youreself ready to start exploring and spot iconic locations like Osaka Castle and the lights of Dotonbori.
Explore the city with this self guided Kyoto walking tour around central Kyoto. Follow the marked route or pick attractions to suit your interests. [separator type=”thin”] This Kyoto walking tour of central Kyoto is entirely self guided. Take it at your own pace and spend the most time at the attractions that interest you. The […]
The Sapporo Snow Festival is an incredible winter wonderland of all things snow & ice. Spread across 3 huge sites it’s the biggest winter festival in Japan so here are a few tips for getting the most out of your visit. The Sapporo Snow Festival is amazing! It was my first time in the snow […]
What is the Japan Rail pass? Is it good value? Which one do I buy for my trip? So many questions on the JR Pass & we answer them all here
Kyoto is a beautiful city to visit but it can get expensive. Here are our top 10 picks of fun and free things to do in Kyoto that you don’t want to miss. Did you know there are some great fun and free things to do in Kyoto city? I heard so many times as […]
If you’re a foodie or cultural traveller you need to find a little time in Kyoto to visit this historic market and give your taste buds a treat with a few unique and special tasters along the way. As a self-confessed and unashamed foodie, it’s not surprising that we found our way to Nishiki market […]
As soon as I knew we’d be in Kyoto on the 1st April I mentally blocked out the middle of the day for the Kenka-sai festival. Incorporating festivals and cultural events on our Japan trips is something we’ve done since our first visit and it’s provided some great experiences and memories. It’s so much fun to […]