Largely rebuilt after the 1945 nuclear bomb attack, today Hiroshima is a bright and modern city that includes nods to its past, while looking towards the future. Founded in 1589 by Mori Terumoto, it has grown into a resilient city where parks and skyscrapers sit side by side. Visitors have no shortage of things to […]
Japan Travel Guide
A place of zen, over-the-top friendliness, and the best sushi you'll ever have.
There's not a country as welcoming as Japan. Sure it's expensive here but it's all worth it when you get to experience the Japanese spirit and culture that spans ancient tradition and the modern.
This Japan travel guide will help you plan your next vacation.
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For the past number of years now, I’ve been making trips to Japan and one thing that I continuously come back with is the feeling that I really should learn how to speak Japanese. Saying thank you (arigatōgozaimas) and a lot of head bowing only takes you so far. To make sure I’m ready for […]
When it comes to travel to Japan, things can easily get lost in translation. Whether you’re a first timer or a frequent traveller to the country, it’s always a bit overwhelming especially in big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka where you’re faced with endless number of neighbourhoods, what seems to be an infinite number […]
It took awhile but Toyosu Fish Market is finally open the transition from Tsukiji Fish Market is complete. If you’re reading this, you probably just realized this but have no idea how this sprawling new space is set up and how it compares wit the legendary Tsukiji. As the world’s largest seafood market and more, […]
You’ve been doing it wrong this whole time. Like many things in Japan, there’s a certain way of doing things and as travellers, it’s often hard to grasp those things unless you learn through a bit of trial, error, and passive aggressive stares. Let me share with you what you need to know about how […]
Ramen is taking over the world. It’s hearty, it’s got flavour, there’s a dynamic range of textures, and it’s simple yet complex at the same time. In order to truly understand the Japanese favourite comfort food, one has to make a pilgrimage to where this simple bowl of soup, noodles, and toppings began. There’s no […]
You’re in Japan or planning a trip to Tokyo and beyond but not sure what kind of shopping you should do. I can tell you from personal experience that there are a lot of great opportunities to buy souvenirs, gifts, food, local specialties, kitchenware, beauty products, and more. This guide includes some of the things […]
Kichi-where? For those that don’t know, Kichijoji (吉祥寺, Kichijōji) is a western suburb of Tokyo that is quickly becoming the most popular neighbourhood to live in right now. There’s a lot of good reasons for that including liveability, easy access with the JR Chuo line, and beautiful Inokshira Park, popularity amongst young people but the […]
The Toyosu Fish Market is finally open and you’re probably here because you’re trying to figure out, whether it is the same process as Tsukiji Fish Market to see the live tuna auction? Well I have some good and bad news. There’s no longer the need to wake up ridiculously in line to queue for […]
Kyoto is Japan’s cultural heart and an immaculately preserved ancient city frozen in time that makes any trip to Japan incomplete without a visit here. From bright red torii gates, imperial castles, golden gilded pavilions, wooden townhouses, Zen gardens, temples, and more, you get a real look into Japan’s past and their way of life. […]