Kyoto is the 7th most populated city in Japan, though to most people, it is their favorite place to visit. This is because Kyoto still has all the conveniences you get in a larger city yet possesses a vast array of historical and cultural entities that are quintessentially Japanese. Kyoto is my favorite Japanese city and this itinerary highlights all… 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.
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
Less than a two hour trip from Tokyo is Kamakura, Japan. A small town so striking, it’s been the setting for dozens of Japanese movies, anime series, and even music videos. It is also a destination in its own right and there are plenty of things to do in Kamakura making it a must visit destination in Japan. Once the… Read More
When visiting Nikko, Japan, a stay at a Japanese Ryokan is a must. A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese hotel that takes you back in time. We had the privilege of staying at the picturesque Kanaya Kinugawa Hotel and Onsen located on the Kinugawa River. It was our final two nights in the Nikko area and what a way to finish it off! Staying at one… 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 exploring the area… Read More