June 18, 2021
The Rapid Mie Train From Nagoya To Ise And Toba
Everything about the Rapid Mie train service, station information, seat reservations, timing and how to ride using the Japan Rail Pass.
June 16, 2021
Why Shinkansen Bullet Trains No Longer Look Like A Bullet
The Shinkansen received its colloquial name of “bullet train” in its early years, due to its bullet shaped front. Modern designs all have dropped this, the question is why?
June 13, 2021
Springtime In Hokkaido’s Biei–Furano
As the snow melts, the white expanses begin to reveal a gentler view. In the Biei-Furano area, that means flowers–and plenty of them. Everywhere you look, lavender, poppies, lilies and sunflowers are in bloom.
June 12, 2021
Hanabi: Japanese Fireworks
Fireworks are more than a spectacular light show in Japan. The art of Hanabi dates back centuries and today, firework festivals are a major attraction.
June 7, 2021
How To Get The Best Value Out Of The Japan Rail Pass In Hiroshima
Hiroshima offers excellent value for any JR Pass user, here are our tips to maximise the usage of your pass while staying in Hiroshima.
June 3, 2021
Flower Viewing In Japan
While hanami, or ‘flower gazing’, typically refers to Japan’s famous cherry blossoms, the country has much more to offer flower lovers all year round.
June 1, 2021
Where To Take The Best Photos Of The Shibuya Crossing
Read on for some of the best spots to try for that perfect photo or time lapse video of Tokyo’s most exciting intersection!
May 31, 2021
The Kotatsu Train On The Sanriku Railway, Japan
Sit in comfort and enjoy travel along the Sanriku coastline with plenty of beautiful views along the way.
May 27, 2021
10 Really Helpful Phrases To Know In Japan!
So, you’re in Japan and you’re hoping to be able to get from point A to point B without --as I say ---getting spectacularly lost.
May 24, 2021
Koshino Shu*Kura The Sake Tasting Train
The Koshino Shu*Kura is a special train operated by JR East that travels around Niigata prefecture, famous for local Sake. The reason to ride this train is for pure enjoyment and, of course, Sake tasting.