Travelling to Japan: With or Without the JR Pass? Everything you Need to Know

Express white high speed bullet train at track in Japan - JR Pass

With Japan now fully opened to international travel, you may be planning your first ever trip there soon.  If so, you might be wondering whether you should get a Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass)? Travelling by train is the best way to explore the country and with spacious, clean, fast and reliable trains, why choose […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Countryside in Japan

Straw shoes hanging of ceiling in a traditional countryside home

I have said it often: there is more to Japan than big cities and the Golden Route. When planning a first visit to Japan, chances are that most tourists will not consider adding the smaller towns or villages to their itinerary. If your idea of Japan is walking into the cute fashion shops, eating Instagrammable […]

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20 Meaningful and Aesthetic Japanese Words to Know

MEANINGFUL AND AESTHETIC JAPANESE WORDS TO KNOW

I’m not sure when my love for the Japanese language started. Still, I have always loved the language and especially the aesthetic behind the Japanese words.  In most languages, especially in Japanese, you will find words that cannot be translated as they have no direct equivalent. These words often convey feelings or concepts that do […]

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27 Beautiful Japanese Gardens around the world

Japanese garden with red bride, Toulouse - France

Traditional Japanese gardens are built to create a relaxing environment. Just a simple stroll through the tranquil garden makes people feel refreshed.  Expansive lawns, soothing sounds of flowing water, tea pavilions, lanterns and pagodas: the magical beauty of Japanese gardens have inspired the creation of numerous gardens in and outside of Japan. Luckily, you don’t have […]

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40 must-eat japanese food – our picks of the japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine to try while in Japan

It’s hard to think about Japan without thinking of Japanese food. After all, travel is an opportunity to discover the culture of a destination and the food.  Japanese cuisine is known to feature the best possible ingredients, unique seasoning and flavours. All of these come together to create a colourful and well-designed cuisine. No wonder, […]

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