Shirakawa-go Itinerary: Enter a Japanese Fairy Tale

Shirakawa-go Itinerary: Enter a Japanese Fairy Tale

Shirakawa-go Itinerary: Enter a Japanese Fairy Tale Shirakawa-go makes the perfect day trip from Takayama or the perfect day trip from Kanazawa. It also makes a great stopover when traveling from Takayama to Kanazawa or from Kanazawa to Takayama. Here is my suggested ...
30 Novels on Japan: Read Before You Go!

30 Novels on Japan: Read Before You Go!

30 Novels on Japan: Read Before You Go! In this post, I’m going to share with you my honest and unbiased review of 30 of my favorite and not-so-favorite novels about Japan and Japanese culture.  Hopefully, this list will help you decide which books to read, borrow, or...
A Ranking of the Best Books by Murakami

A Ranking of the Best Books by Murakami

This post is for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of reading a Murakami book yet and can’t decide on which book to read first. It’s also for those of you who’ve already read one or two or three books by Murakami and can’t decide on which one to...
13 Surefire Tips for Planning Your First Trip to Japan

13 Surefire Tips for Planning Your First Trip to Japan

13 Surefire Tips for Planning Your First Trip to Japan Preparing for a trip to Japan can be more overwhelming than preparing for a trip anywhere else in the world. You’ve got to book a plane ticket that is often more expensive than flying to most other places in the...
Men Without Women – Review

Men Without Women – Review

Books on Japan Men Without Women By Haruki Murakami My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Perhaps an even more distressing prospect for Habara than the cessation of sexual activity, however, was the loss of the moments of shared intimacy. To lose all contact with women was,...
Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It? "Is a Japan Rail Pass worth it?" This might be the most important question you are asking yourself right now as you prepare for your trip to Japan in 2021. In this post, I'm going to show you whether a Japan Rail Pass is worth it. Using...
Kanazawa Itinerary: 2 Days in the City of Samurais

Kanazawa Itinerary: 2 Days in the City of Samurais

Kanazawa Itinerary: 2 Days in the City of Samurais In this Kanazawa itinerary post, I’m going to show you how to spend 2 days in Kanazawa, a city famous for its stunningly restored samurai and geisha neighborhoods and its fabulous and fresh seafood. If you’re looking...
The 4 Best Day Trips from Tokyo

The 4 Best Day Trips from Tokyo

The 4 Best Day Trips from Tokyo Looking to take a day trip from Tokyo, but don’t know where to go. Here are THE 4 best day trips to take from Tokyo: Hakone, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, and Nikko. All of them can be reached in 1 or 2 hours by bus or train. All will reward you...

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