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 21, 2010
Itinerary Tip: Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
The master of Japanese Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, has set up an interactive museum to his work and it's just as weird and wonderful as you'd expect.
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.
March 26, 2010
Follow The Cherry Blossom With Your Jr Pass
Perhaps THE most social part of the Japanese calendar, Hanami is a beautiful time to visit the country and join in some cherry blossom bbqs!
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.
June 5, 2010
Experience A Traditional Festival
A matsuri is the perfect way to glimpse a part of Japanese culture not normally seen in daily life. With 100s every year enjoy one during your stay.
October 4, 2010
Let Your Hair Down At Karaoke!
Temples, rice fields, cityscapes and shopping. A visit to Japan isn't complete without blasting out 'your version' of a favourite song at karaoke!
June 7, 2010
Love Letter To Japan
June 8, 2010
Festivals: Tepees And Tents More Your Thing?
In a previous post we mentioned traditional festivals, here we give you the 411 on music festivals, Japan-style!
June 1, 2020
The Ultimate Guide To Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Visiting Japan’s shrines and temples is the perfect way to connect with this beautiful country’s ancient culture and spiritual beliefs - and there are few more iconic locations than Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Taisha with more than 5,000 Torii gates.