Travel Articles

How to Find the PERFECT Place to Stay in Tokyo (Even on a Budget)

Struggling with figuring out where to stay in Tokyo? I totally get it. There are so many neighborhoods and hotels to choose from, and each has its pros and cons. Ginza is central but expensive. Asakusa is cheap but far away. There seems to be no place that checks all...

15 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 world, figure out all the options for accommodations (a...

Takayama Itinerary: Travel Back in Time to Old Japan (2024)

When you visit Takayama, it feels like you’re stepping back to a time when Japan was ruled by shoguns and samurai. Many of the beautifully-preserved wooden houses, shops, cafes, shrines, and temples were in fact built 400 years ago. It's often referred to as "Little...

Kamikochi Hiking: The Perfect Day Trip from Takayama (2024)

Looking for an easy and active day trip from Takayama? Want to get out in nature and do some hiking while in Japan? Hiking at Kamikochi is ideal for both inexperienced or physically challenged hikers like me and expert hikers. There’s a wonderful and easy hike with...

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