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5 Really Adorable Cute Items You Should Bring Home from Japan

Glad to step in for the first time in the district of Akihabara on a weekend. A bustling weekend. Weekends are time for flea markets, second-hand shops, toy stores, loud and tightly packed capsule toy gachapon shops and anything and everything about finding cheap and cute souvenirs to bring back home. Japan is the land […]

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Awesome Spots to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Japan’s cherry blossom season is one of the more awaited festival each year. During spring, the sakura colors come into play, with its delicate pink hues and beautiful blooms, converting many of Japans’ lush tranquil garden into pink picnic festival. To the Japanese, the cherry blossom trees represent the fragility and how life is short […]

Your Essential Mount Fuji Climb Guide

Mount Fuji or Fujiyama is Japan’s highest mountain and its icon. In the year 2013 it was recognized at a World Heritage Site at the UNESCO conference making it Japan’s 17th World Heritage Site. Despite it’s being highest at 3776 meters, its peak can be climbed up easily even by beginners. So if you are travelling […]

Experience Tokyo on a Budget

Yes, travelling to Tokyo on a budget is possible. Tokyo maybe known for being an expensive city to travel to but it need not cost you an arm and a leg. How to score cheap flights Let’s rewind to 3 months before my Japan travel dates. That’s how far back in time I started my research on […]

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Top 10 Crazy Things You Find in Tokyo Japan

When I landed at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, there was a mixed feeling of excitement and anticipation for new experiences and new finds. Never did I imagine that Tokyo was this cray cray about toilets, mangas, anime and vending machines to name a few. So I came up with a list of new finds that […]

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10 Free Activities You Can Enjoy in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan may be an expensive city to travel to and this bustling city have always made it to the list of World’s expensive city to live in, but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to bring in your yen money-making machine and spend a lot to enjoy Tokyo and what it has […]

The Definitive Guide to Getting to Hakone from Tokyo

The entry point to Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture from central Tokyo is thru the Odawara Station. Approximately the travel time from city center is around a couple of hours. There are a few options depending on where you are coming from. But the directions is very easy. The train stations names are spelled in English […]

The Must-See Attractions of Hakone in Japan

Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan should be your go to destination if you are looking for authentic onsen experience, traditional old ryokans, natural parks for trailing, a perfect spot for viewing Mount Fuji, visiting historical shrines and of course the food! That’s a lot of activities! My sightseeing cruise alone took a day so I […]

Essential Tips to Enjoy Your Onsen Experience in Japan

Onsen are traditional hot spring baths that is still very popular in Japan up to now.  Onsen water is believed to have healing powers derived from its mineral content. A particular onsen may feature several different baths, each with water with a different mineral composition. Onsen offer seperate facilities for men and women. The outdoor bath […]

Missed the Cherry Blossoms Season in Tokyo?

If you missed the cherry blossoms viewing in Tokyo during the March and early April blooming season, you can still catch other varieties of cherry blossoms that bloom late between April and mid-May. Here’s where to catch the late bloomers variety. Where to view Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo Shinjuku Gyoen Nearest Station: Shinjuku Station Entrance Fee […]