Japan Travel Tips
Whether you end up taking photos of a reproduction Eiffel Tower, surfing an indoor wave, musing in a Zen temple, shacking up in a love hotel or bedding down in a capsule, you'll do best to come with an open mind and be prepared to be surprised.
Somewhere between the elegant formality and the candid, sometimes boisterous exchanges that take place over a few drinks, between the sanitized shopping malls and the unexpected rural festivals, everyone finds their own vision of Japan.
Written by Lydia, February 2013
As far as languages go, Japanese falls somewhere in the middle. It’s easier than languages like Chinese and Arabic, with simple and straightforward rules, but a little less familiar than Romance ...
This fast food restaurant is very good, you have to try the "Shrimp Burger" its just a taste explosion!!! Once again, Japan has taken something from the Western world and converted it into a ...
Written by Emma, Australia, April 2012
is full of festivals, activities and events in during the month of May.
If you plan on venturing to Japan, here are some traditional events
that you won’t want to miss! Editor’s Note: ...
Written by Emma, Australia, December 2011
Less than an hour from Kyoto and Osaka lies Japan ’s first permanent capital Nara. Home to the country’s oldest and largest temples, Nara is bursting with ancient monasteries, Zen gardens and ...
Written by Lydia, December 2012
Unlike the rest of Asia, where the lunar New Year is the most important holiday, in Japan
New Year’s Day on the Gregorian calendar reigns supreme. While the
Japanese celebrate the New Year on ...
Written by frankie, September 2012
The beaches and islands are beautiful there.
Osaka Castle was beautiful during the cherry blossom season of March-end April. Our hotel, the Sheraton Myako was only a short taxi ride from the hotel.When you arrive you will see how large this ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2012
Sapporo, in Japan’s northern Hokkaido prefecture is one of the country’s leading tourist destinations. One of Japan’s youngest cities, upon arrival you may notice that Sapporo’s grid system and ...
Written by Lydia, January 2013
With reliable snowfall and some of the best powder conditions in the world, Japan
has earned a spot in the list of top skiing destinations. When you’re
not carving your way down a mountain, ...
Written by Emma, Australia, November 2011
Bony, squidgy, slimy and poisonous; anything goes in the weird and wonderful world of Japanese cuisine! Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Japan Things To Do blog . Visit the ...
Written by Emma, Australia, June 2012
The Gion Matsuri is a famous festival that is said to mark the beginning of summer in Japan . Held in Kyoto ,
the country’s ancient capital since 869 AD, the Gion Matsuri is steeped
in ritual ...
Written by Lydia, November 2012
high seas on comes every year when the cherry blossom trees come alive
with pale pink blossoms, and for good reason. It’s an incredibly
picturesque time to visit the country’s temples, ...
Written by Lydia, July 2012
August is festival season in Japan
with more events held than any other summer month. If you’re planning a
trip to Japan during the late summer, here are a few of the traditional
annual events ...
Written by Lydia, September 2012
While the majority of Japanese festivals fall within the summer months, festival season never really ends in Japan . Here are a few of those events that you can look forward to in September. ...
Written by Emma, Australia, February 2013
Osaka is less than one hour from Kyoto by train and is well worth a day trip or, at the very least, an overnight stay.
Unlike Tokyo or Kyoto ,
however, Japan’s third largest city is best ...
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