February 4, 2023.Reading time 37 minutes.
With Japan now fully open to international travel, you may be planning your first-ever trip there soon. If so, you might be wondering which one of the Japan Rail passes (JR Pass) you should get. Travelling by train is the best way to explore the country and with spacious, clean, fast and reliable trains, why […] Read More
January 15, 2022.Reading time 15 minutes.
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 […] Read More
December 18, 2021.Reading time 25 minutes.
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 […] Read More
March 24, 2021.Reading time 60 minutes.
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 […] Read More
February 14, 2021.Reading time 57 minutes.
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, […] Read More