Journey in Japan: Kyoto

Among all the many cities you can visit in Japan, one of the most preferred destinations is Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. As well as being the cultural capital of Japan, the city is also one of the most visited for pilgrimage. After a few days in Tokyo, I was excited to board the […]

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Planning a Trip to Japan for the First Time: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko - planning a trip to Japan for the first time

A trip to Japan cannot be improvised, especially when it comes to your first ever trip. Because the destination is so far and often expensive, planning a trip to Japan for the first time is essential and should not be a last-minute exercise. Preparing your itinerary, booking a reasonably cheap flight and accommodation but most […]

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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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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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