The best things to do in Yokohama on a day trip

Old Yokohama houses - Things to do in Yokohama

As Japan’s second largest city, Yokohama is a perfect day trip option. Venture into the port city, home to the largest Chinatown, beautiful gardens, ramen museums and beautiful sunset views. Yokohama is a thriving port city with a population of 3.7 million people (Tokyo has 13.8 million). The city developed in the sixties by transforming […]

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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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Kamakura Day Trip: Things to Do

Daibutsu, the Great Buddha of Kamakura - Kamakura day trip

Kamakura is a beautiful town located on the Shōnan coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s very popular with Tokyo residents because of the seaside. Thanks to its location close to Tokyo (about an hour) the coastal town of Kamakura makes a perfect destination for a day trip from Tokyo. The many Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, green […]

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Day trip to Enoshima: Exploring a quaint coastal town

Mount Fuji sunset - Enoshima day trip

Enoshima and Kamakura are two beautiful towns located on the Shōnan coast of Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture. At less than an hour from Tokyo, Enoshima is the perfect destination for a day trip away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Enoshima is a lovely small seaside town connected to Fujisawa by the Enoshima Benten […]

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