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Is the Japan Rail Pass Worth It in 2024?

"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 2024. In this post, I'm going to show you whether a Japan Rail Pass is worth buying. Using the itinerary from my first...

Nara Itinerary: An Easy Day Trip from Kyoto

The historic city of Nara makes for an easy, relaxing, and interesting addition to your Kyoto itinerary. It’s got a lot to see and do for history, culture, and food lovers: giant Buddhas, famous temples and shrines, friendly deer, and great food. Visiting the city is...

Hakone Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in Hakone

Long ago when Japan was ruled by a shogun and samurai still roamed the countryside, the cities of Japan were connected by five highways. The most famous one, the Tokaido Road (East Coast Road), connected the two most important cities in Japan: Kyoto and Edo...

Tokyo Itinerary: How to Spend 4 PERFECT Days in Tokyo

  There is so much to do and see in Tokyo that it can be hard to plan a trip there. But at the same time, because there's so much to see in the rest of Japan, you've got to limit your time in Tokyo. In this post, I'm going to help you squeeze everything you...

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