The Ultimate Miyajima Itinerary

I still remember the first time I visited Miyajima. Our ferry was making its way towards the island, and we spotted Miyajima’s famous floating torii…

The Ultimate Nara Itinerary

Nara is one of the most popular day trips from Kyoto. And for a good reason – this beautiful city is home to endless temples,…

The Ultimate 2 day Tokyo Itinerary

Tokyo holds a special place in my heart. After all, it was the city I was lucky enough to call home when I lived in…

7 places you need to visit that are off the beaten path in …

Most visitors to Japan tend to stick to the traditional tourist trail of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. I did this on my first trip to…

13 phrases you need to know before traveling to Japan

Traveling to Japan can be daunting if you don’t know any Japanese. I get it! Language can be a huge barrier, especially if you’ve never…

A thrift shopper’s guide to Tokyo: 6 second-hand stores you need to …

I discovered the wonders of second-hand stores in Tokyo purely by accident. I was planning my last-minute hiking trip to Kamikochi (also known as the…

9 things to do in Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is one of the most popular tourist destinations amongst local Japanese. An island prefecture located in Northern Japan, Hokkaido is famous for skiing and…

The Ultimate 4 day Kyoto Itinerary

If you’re planning your first trip to Kyoto, Japan, I’ve put together a 4 day Kyoto Itinerary, just for you! If you think of Tokyo as…

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