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.
January 22, 2015
Day Trip To Nara
Famous for both its historic temples and the many deer that freely roam in the city parks and is the perfect day trip from Kyoto or Osaka.
January 14, 2013
Ski/Snowboard Day Trip From Tokyo By Japan Rail Pass!
Fancy some snow? Use the JR Pass to visit the ski resort of Gala Yuzawa. 1.5hrs by bullet from Tokyo, Gala Yuzawa also has full gear rental service!
December 23, 2010
An Overnight Ryōkan Experience
Spending a night in a traditional inn, or Ryōkan, is an experience you must try while in Japan. Tatami rooms, futon, onsen and kaiseki food!
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!
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...
September 23, 2010
Relax And Unwind In An Onsen
Spending time soaking in a mineral rich 'onsen' (hot spring) is a favourite Japanese pastime. Find out about etiquette and the best bath houses here.
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.