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West meets East. East meets West. For many of us, the notions we have of the East and the Orient are mere stereotyped snapshots gleaned from childhood history classes, Hollywood movies, and maybe ...
Osaka is an excellent location from which to explore various tourist attractions in Japan. In particular, Kyoto is widely regarded as one of the Japanese cities that are not to be missed for visitors ...
Tokyo. You have no idea until you go. This ancient Eastern city throbs with lights, culture, and movement so sure to both invigorate and bedazzle you the moment you step off the plane, that there ...
After enjoying the awesome Spring in 'Cherry Blossoms', in Kyoto the next famous sign of the season is already coming up on the riverside! 'Kamogawa Yuka', or a riverside balconies made of wood is ...
Written by Lydia, September 2012
is a notoriously expensive destination, but that doesn’t make it
impossible for budget travelers to enjoy the quirky culture, amazing
food and stunning sights the island country has to ...
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 Emma, Australia, July 2012
Eating out in Tokyo is affordable if you follow a few basic budget tips and if you know where to look for your next meal. The great thing about Japanese
cuisine is that cheap does not ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
Are you tempted by the idea of staying in a ryokan but are unsure of what to expect? Tokyo
offers an array of accommodation options, from capsule hotels to temple
lodgings. Here’s our guide to ...
If you think the idea of riding a bike in Tokyo
is a little, well, insane, then we have to tell you that you couldn’t
be more wrong. Biking is in fact an ideal way to get around Tokyo! ...
has a reputation as being an expensive city but the reality is you can
have a really great time and see the majority of the city’s major
attractions without spending too much. Let us show ...
Written by Emma, Australia, April 2012
The best way to get around Tokyo is via the very efficient train and subway system. The train station signage is bewildering at first but can actually be quite simply understood when armed with a ...
Kyo-ryori ( Kyoto
cuisine) is a refined cuisine with a history dating back over 1,200
years. Characterized by its use of seasonal ingredients, delicately
presented dishes and meals that are ...
Written by Emma, Australia, September 2012
Shibuya Station is at the epicenter of one of Tokyo ’s most vibrant and exciting areas. Famous for its huge, neon-lit intersection in front of Shibuya Station’s Hachiko Exit, Shibuya is a popular ...
Summer in Tokyo
is usually hot, humid and occasionally wet with temperatures ranging
from 17°C to 30 °C (62°F to 86°F) between June and August (the hottest
months). Slow ...
Written by Emma, Australia, May 2012
The snow-capped, cone-shaped image of Japan’s highest mountain, Mt Fuji is one of Japan’s most enduring symbols. Visible from Tokyo on a clear day, the mountain is surrounded by the lakes of ...
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Doing what: Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo