Category: Travel Tips
Find tips and advice on traveling around Japan via train and bus, renting a car, free wi-fi and portable hotspots, and other general travel information such as accommodation and suggested itineraries.
Winter is upon us, and the distinct phenomenon of the juhyou or “snow monsters” of Mount Zao in Yamagata prefecture are not to be missed as one of Japan’s top winter wonders.
January 5, 2018
Winter is here and Hokkaido are already catching a huge helping of snow. While most visitors are going there for the skiing, what other fun things can people do there?
December 16, 2017
Situated on the adventure island of Shikoku, Kagawa is also commonly known as the “udon prefecture”. Aside from the vibrant and diverse port city of Takamatsu, there are also many outlying islands which surround this prefecture and each one has its own uniqueness and local specialties.
November 28, 2017
The Japanese refer to Kanazawa as Sho-Kyoto, or Little Kyoto, and at no time is this more evident than when taking in the historic atmosphere that can be found in the city’s three chaya (teahouse) districts.
November 27, 2017
That cheap plane that leaves Japan at 4am looks so tempting, but how is it possible? Well, not only is it possible, those off-peak flights offer a unique experience of spending the night in a Japanese airport...
September 30, 2017
Japan has many different ways to travel cross-country. When all has been said about the common methods–bullet train, airplane, and bus–what is it like driving by automobile? This experience made me see a different side of Japan from behind the wheel.
September 16, 2017
A lot of people flock to Tokyo or any of the other more well known touristy places when they plan a visit to Japan but there’s a city that a lot of tourists have yet to really explore but really should--and that is Kitakyushu City.
September 9, 2017
I was told almost anyone could do this trail, and it was beginner friendly. All I can say is that I must have a very different idea of beginner!
August 30, 2017
Once nicknamed Ryugujo or the Palace of the Dragon King of the Sea, Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is a lavish hotel complex in Meguro, Tokyo.
August 22, 2017
These tips are gleaned from many city trips where I made mistakes and suffered from it, or where I really listened to good advice about travelling and had a fantastic time.
August 19, 2017