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10 Hakone Ryokan with Private Onsen

10 Hakone Ryokan with Private Onsen

Japan hasn’t fully opened up to tourists yet since shutting its borders, but I can dream, can’t I? Checking out gorgeous Hakone Ryokan on booking.com has been surprisingly therapeutic while I wait for the borders to open. It’s made me even more excited for my next...
Top Things To Do In Tokyo

Top Things To Do In Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is also the heart and soul of the country. Experience the neon flashing lights and massive crowds next to serene Japanese gardens and temples. Take on anime culture and visit late-night bars, then pray at Shinto shrines or visit dazzling...
Best Tokyo Hotels Near The Yamanote Line

Best Tokyo Hotels Near The Yamanote Line

Most first-time visitors to Tokyo want to know: where is the best place to stay in Tokyo? The answers vary depending on what you want to be near: Shopping? Try Ginza. Nightlife? Shibuya or Shinjuku. Anime? Akihabara. Museums? Definitely Roppongi or Ueno. Most likely,...
One Day in Nagoya Itinerary

One Day in Nagoya Itinerary

Nagoya, Japan is a large industrial city perfectly situated between Tokyo and Kyoto. Sadly, Nagoya doesn’t make it on a lot of Japan itineraries because it’s dismissed as just another large city. Actually, Nagoya is filled with interesting attractions,...
Three Days In Kyoto Itinerary

Three Days In Kyoto Itinerary

Kyoto is the cultural capital of Japan, and a must-visit city for a Japan itinerary of any length. Countless cultural heritage sites, incredible temples and shrines, and fantastic markets and neighborhoods dot this beautiful city. Before visiting Kyoto, there are a...
Hakone Day Trip From Tokyo

Hakone Day Trip From Tokyo

Hakone is a popular destination in Japan known for its hot springs and amazing views of Mt. Fuji. Although many people choose to stay overnight in a luxurious Hakone ryokan, it’s entirely possible to do a Hakone day-trip from Tokyo.  With a little help from a...
Off-The-Beaten-Path Places In Tokyo

Off-The-Beaten-Path Places In Tokyo

So you’ve been to Sensoji-Temple, seen the Shibuya Crossing, and had a drink in Shinjuku Gai. You’ve checked off everything on my Top 15 Things to do in Tokyo list. Now what? It’s time to visit off-the-beaten-path Tokyo.  There are many staple things...
Best Day Trips from Tokyo

Best Day Trips from Tokyo

Extra days in your Tokyo Itinerary? Seen all the top things to do in Tokyo and checked off some of the weirdest things to do there too? That’s a sign to pack up your day bag and head out on the best day-trip from Tokyo!  There are many incredible day-trips from...
Yokohama Day Trip from Tokyo

Yokohama Day Trip from Tokyo

 Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan, located just south of Tokyo. It’s known for being a massive port city home to an impressive Chinatown, and it’s a popular day trip from Tokyo. Famous tourist spots in Yokohama include the Yokohama Cup Noodles...
Kamakura-Enoshima Day Trip From Tokyo

Kamakura-Enoshima Day Trip From Tokyo

Kamakura and Enoshima are separately, two beautiful day-trip destinations from Tokyo. If your time in Tokyo is short, combine the two trips to one in a jam-packed, Kamakura-Enoshima day-trip itinerary!  What can you expect from both Kamakura and Enoshima? Kamakura is...
Six Amazing Tokyo Viewpoints

Six Amazing Tokyo Viewpoints

If you’re looking for the best Tokyo viewpoints, there are more than enough skyscrapers to choose from. Looking down upon the largest metropolitan area in the world, 38 million people, is a wonder to behold that shouldn’t me missed.  From the flashy...
Hiking Koyasan in Japan

Hiking Koyasan in Japan

Mt. Koya, or Koyasan, is a holy mountain in central Japan that is reachable as a day-trip from Osaka or Kyoto. Traditionally, Shinto pilgrims would walk from the base of Koyasan to the top, then stay in a temple accommodation at the summit. Now it is still common to...
How to Spend One Day in Hiroshima

How to Spend One Day in Hiroshima

Hiroshima is a vibrant city located a little ways down the coast from Osaka and Kobe in Japan. Known for being one of two cities that was devastated by an atomic bomb during World War II, Hiroshima has come a long way since 1945.  Hiroshima’s famous attractions...
Naoshima Island, Japan One Day Itinerary

Naoshima Island, Japan One Day Itinerary

Naoshima, one of the Art Islands in central Japan, is the perfect place to spend a day between Hiroshima and Osaka during your Japan itinerary. Not only can you experience laid-back island life, but you can also explore the many museums and sculptures during your...
Miyajima Island One-Day Itinerary

Miyajima Island One-Day Itinerary

Miyajima Island near Hiroshima is a popular day-trip destination for all travelers to Japan. It’s a place to escape into nature, explore beautiful shrines, and admire the famous Miyajima sunset behind the ‘floating’ torii gate. I recommend spending...