It can be overwhelming planning a trip to Tokyo, but we are here to help! We share the best things to do in Tokyo and guide first-time visitors through the massive Japanese Capital. Tokyo is an enormous city but once you understand how the city works, it is easy to get around and plan each day to perfection. It is hectic… Read More
Japan is an island nation located in East Asia on the surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and China Sea. It has four main islands but 6850 in total.
Less than two hours from the crowded side streets of Tokyo is Kamakura. A small town so striking, it’s been the setting for dozens of Japanese movies, anime series and even music videos. Once the very real battleground of Samurai and Ninja, Tokyoites and savvy tourists flock to the seaside every weekend to escape the fast-paced city life, devour fresh… Read More
When visiting Nikko, a stay at a Japanese Ryokan is a must. Nikko is as traditional as it gets. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of Japan’s most sacred regions. For centuries it has been a mountain centre of worship for Shinto and Buddhist religions and Nikko saw the first Shogun of Japan. Today it is an… Read More
Looking for unique Japanese New Year Traditions? Writer, Noel Cabacungan visited his sister who lives there to learn of the different customs and traditions that make New Year’s in Japan special and fascinating. Japanese New Year Traditions My father and I flew to Japan to spend Christmas and New Year with my sister and her family in Kawagoe last year. And… Read More
Nikko, Japan. Ever heard of it? We hadn’t until Tobu Railways contacted us to see if we wanted to explore the picturesque region just two hours by train from Tokyo. Most people visit Nikko as a day trip from Tokyo, but this is a huge mistake. There are so many things to do in the region. We spent 5 days… Read More
Guest writer Talek Nantes shares her experience visiting Okunoin Cemetery at night on Koya-san in Japan. Okunoin Cemetery At Night The lights from the stone lanterns begin to flicker on at dusk emitting a ghostly yellow light that casts shadows among the moss-covered tombstones. Eerie sounds from screeching flying squirrels and night owls add to the otherworldly atmosphere. The Buddhist monk… Read More