January 25, 2011
Explore Western Japan On Jr Thunderbird
Venture off the beaten track to the west coast of Japan. Access the Japan Alps, Noto-hantō and Kanazawa with the JR Thunderbird.
September 27, 2010
Easy Day Trips From Tokyo
From Tokyo many amazing sights are within easy reach. By basing yourself in the city you can use your JR Pass to day trip out to these Japanese gems.
September 24, 2010
Itinerary Tip: The Japan Alps
The Japan Alps has lots to offer - farmhouses, gardens, onsen, local craft, teahouses and samurai dwellings - the perfect antidote to neon cities...
June 30, 2010
Itinerary Tip: Nara
If you base yourself around Kyoto or Osaka you can use your Japan Rail Pass to day-trip to the best sights in the area - Nara being one of them.
June 29, 2010
Itinerary Tip: Geisha Makeover
A unique alternative to the dress-up of your childhood, be made up as a Geisha or Samurai in the old Japanese capital of Kyoto.
June 28, 2010
Itinerary Tip: Mt. Koya
Mt. Koya, with its thick forests and monastic complex, is an incredible place to visit from Osaka, Kyoto or Nara. Click here to read more.
June 20, 2010
Navigating The Tokyo Metro
Now that's a busy map! Actually, understanding the Tokyo Metro map is easier than you'd expect, we tell you how to decipher it here...
April 2, 2010
Itinerary Tip: Kotokuin Daibutsu
A fantastic day trip from Tokyo, visit Kamakura and the huuuuge Great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple. One of the largest in Japan.
October 28, 2009
Itinerary Tip: Shibuya, Tokyo
Shibuya and its famous crossing have been captured on celluloid thousand of times, now it's your turn to see it for real...