Tokyo

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Kinugawa Grand Hotel garden

A relaxing Nikko Ryokan experience at Kinugawa Onsen

Stunning natural scenery, soothing hot springs, adventure activities and incredible food.  Kinugawa Onsen makes an idyllic weekend break for locals and a Nikko ryokan stay is a fabulous inclusion in your Japan itinerary. Kinugawa Onsen is a hot spring town in Nikko, Tochigi prefecture.  It’s…