Travel Tips

Keep these travel tips in mind when visiting Japan. They'll help you save money and make the most out of your time visiting the country!

Sep 2, 2021

Wonderful Setouchi

Wonderful Setouchi

Found between the western Honshu and the island of Shikoku, the Seto Inland Sea has one of the highest concentration of attractions in Japan.

May 25, 2021

Chasing the Cherry Blossoms

Chasing the Cherry Blossoms

While the standard timing to view the cherry blossoms is the end of March, the trees reach their peak much earlier down elsewhere in Japan.

Jul 9, 2020

Upgrade to the Green Car

Upgrade to the Green Car

If you have a bit of cash to blow, the green car is one step above a normal seat and is a great way to travel in style when using local trains.

Sep 14, 2019

The Demon Gate

The Demon Gate

In Japanese geomancy, the direction of the northeast, the Kimon, is considered to be unlucky as it's believed evil spirits can enter from here.

Aug 30, 2019

Dark Side of the Sun

Dark Side of the Sun

This extremely NSFW article takes a look at what lurks below the neon glow of Japan and unveils the country's ubiquitous sex industry in detail.

Aug 9, 2019

Gear Check!

Gear Check!

As I am a known minimalist, I rarely bring much gear with me when exploring Japan's hidden gems. This article will show you all I carry with me.

Aug 2, 2019

Japan Safety Tips

Japan Safety Tips

While Japan is regularly considered to be the safest country on the planet, you still should keep your wits about you when traveling here.

Jul 12, 2019

No Cameras Allowed!

No Cameras Allowed!

While Shinto shrines regularly welcome people to take photos, this often isn't the case at Buddhist temples and this article explains why.

May 24, 2019

Share Cycling Across Tokyo

Share Cycling Across Tokyo

There's a lot to explore between Tokyo's stations but this can be hard to do on foot. Luckily, Docomo's share cycling service is there to help.

May 3, 2019

The Week of Gold

The Week of Gold

Golden Week is an annual string of holidays in late April and early May. It's one of the worst times for overseas visitors to Japan to travel.

Mar 15, 2019

Teetotaling in Tokyo

Teetotaling in Tokyo

Japan can be very pushy when it comes to alcohol. This article will tell you all you need to know to tactfully refuse a drink when out and about.

Mar 8, 2019

Ballin' on a Budget

Ballin' on a Budget

While Japan has an image of being a rather expensive country to visit, it can actually be done quite cheaply if you know where to skimp.