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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30+ Useful japanese phrases for travellers

Old Japanese characters writing - Evelyn Chai - Pixabay

Planning a trip to Japan for the first time and worried about the “language barrier”? Should you learn Japanese before going to Japan? I did go and you should too. I knew the language and equipped myself with a notebook full of useful Japanese phrases before travelling there for the first time. As a solo […]

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Exploring Shikoku Island: Beyond Japan’s Golden Route

View of hilltop Ochiai Village, Shikoku from observation deck

Shikoku Island is Japan’s best-kept secret. Packed with all the things that people seek out for when planning a trip to Japan: breathtaking scenery, culture, tradition, authenticity and hospitable people. If you want to experience something different, where nature and traditions still live on, I would urge you to go to Shikoku. Let’s explore the […]

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Dazzling light festivals to see during Christmas in Tokyo

Dazzling Christmas illumination at Roppongi Hills

With Christmas around the corner, Tokyo comes to life in the most magical way possible with a spectacular display of winter illuminations. The Christmas events and lights shows in Tokyo are extremely popular. You’ll find lots of young couples strolling down the streets and taking selfies. If you are currently in the city, don’t miss […]

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