Taking slower trains allows you not only the time to relax and unwind...but it also allows you to reconnect with nature and remind yourself of just how beautiful a country Japan really is.
February 27, 2017
Japan is one of those countries that travel writers dream about. Each little town, village and city seems completely unique and different from the last. With each new area we explore, a whole new realm of stories, legends and fables are waiting to be revealed. It may be something of a cliché, but Japan truly is one of the few places on Earth were no two towns are ever the same.
September 17, 2016
In Japan, etiquette is the main imperative, people slurp their noodles really loud, buying souvenirs for everyone is of extreme importance and being shy, not expressive, is the main behaviour. It is certainly a different culture that fascinates many people outside the country. So what can we learn by studying Japanese mannerisms?
August 17, 2016
Red and pink poppies swayed gently in the breeze for as far as I could see. The bright crimson against the brilliant green stems and leaves were a stunning sight. This alone made the visit worthwhile.
June 22, 2016
Navigating around a city or region you have never been to can be quite tricky and knowing about the special discounted passes used for the public transport is one of the first steps to learning how to get around. Within Kansai there are numerous options for bus, train and subway lines that will help moving around a lot easier and significantly cheaper.
April 8, 2016
Nagoya is an industrial city which sometimes may seem boring for tourists. But do you know that there are some museums in Japan that you can only find in Nagoya? Maybe these museums can be some of the spots that you must visit when you travel around Chubu area. Check it out!
June 12, 2015
A visit to Shikoku, Japan’s fourth largest island, is not complete without hopping on the Anpanman train that fulfils all childhood’s fantasies. Anpanman, the iconic superhero whose head is made of bean-filled bread, can be spotted everywhere in Japan from baby’s products to children’s toys to food items and even transportation.
June 6, 2015
Japan is filled with many places that you wouldn’t think of visiting by simply hearing the name alone. Nishi Iwakuni Station is one of those places. Chances are you wouldn’t likely find yourself making a stop at Nishi Iwakuni Station during your travels through Iwakuni City unless it happened to be where your train was stopping on the way to another more notable destination. However, those who pass by this site are sure to miss out on experiencing a beautiful piece of history.
April 7, 2015
At speeds in excess of three hundred kilometers per hour it is certainly one of the fastest trains in the world to run on a conventional railway line. However the Shinkansen is far more than just a fast train. It’s not so much a means of getting to your holiday destination as a part of the holiday experience in of itself.
March 6, 2015
300 high-speed Shinkansens a day....12 minutes of average start time....5 minutes for passengers to get on & off; AND ONLY SEVEN minutes....Yes you heard it right 7 minutes ONLY to clean up a Shinkansen; with only 1 person for each car of about 100 seats each! MARVELLOUS - This can happen only in Japan!
January 31, 2015