Osaka Castle, or Osaka-jo, as it is called in Japanese, is one of Japan’s most famous attractions and well worth a visit! More than 2,5 million people visit Osaka Castle every year. It is the biggest attraction in Osaka and features on all those lists “the best castles in Japan” and “the most beautiful castles … Read more
The Geisha districts Gion and Pontocho are a must-visit if you are planning a trip to Kyoto. Here we give you the ultimate walking route of Gion & Pontocho, with all the sights and highlights.
The Hozugawa River Boat Tour is a fantastic way to experience Kyoto’s nature. While Kyoto is most famous for its beautiful temples and well preserved historic neighborhoods, surrounding it is some truly spectacular nature with mountains, rivers, and forests. One of these green lungs is the western mountains surrounding the Hozugawa River.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple is Kyoto’s most popular and famous temple, surrounded by a vast forest. It is particularly beautiful during the Cherry Blossom season (March/ April) and Autumn Leaves season (November) when it is illuminated in the evenings. It is one of the biggest highlights of Kyoto and a must-visit!
Nijo Castle is one of the absolute highlights of Kyoto. The lovely atmosphere, the beautiful Japanese Zen gardens, and the ancient palaces with their ornate gold-covered architecture and fantastic interiors and wall paintings – I love it all! Here is everything you need to know to get the ultimate visit to Nijo Castle, including the best walking route.
Here is all you need to know when planning a trip to Fuji Five Lakes – The sights, the best places to see and photograph Mt Fuji, the festivals and different seasons, how to get there, and where to stay.
Are you planning a trip to Japan, and asking yourself when should I visit Japan? What is the best month to visit Japan? Do you wonder what is the best time to see the Cherry Blossoms in Japan, to see the fall foliage, go skiing, climb Mt Fuji, do the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, get the best weather, find the lowest prices, take part in a cool festival, or beat the crowds? Then you have come to the right place, as I will answer all these questions and more, and help you find the perfect time to visit Japan according to your interests and preferences.
Takayama, also called Hida-Takayama, has a really unique and cozy atmosphere that we did not experience anywhere else in Japan. Narrow cobblestoned streets lined with charming old wooden houses and a nice and calm river that runs through the city, Ryokans, hillside shrines and temples, Onsens, and several museums makes Takayama a real must-visit place … Read more
As more than a million foreign visitors every year discovers, Kyoto offers beautiful historic temples, world-class shopping, mouth-watering cuisine, and some of the most diverse accommodation options anywhere in Japan. With so many hotel and guest houses to choose from, deciding where to stay in Kyoto can be a challenge. Here is our favorite Kyoto areas and hotels.
With 2000 temples and shrines, visiting Kyoto should be mandatory on all Japan trips. Kyoto is Japans best-preserved historic city with its beautiful Zen gardens and 17 Unesco World Heritage Sites. Here is our ultimate 3 day Kyoto itinerary that gives you all the highlights of what to do in Kyoto.
No other city offers quite as many bewildering options for accommodation as Tokyo, from traditional Japanese Inns, business hotels and sleeping pods to western style luxury hotels. With its more than 37 million inhabitants and dozens of city centers, finding the best place to stay in world’s largest city isn’t always easy. Here we reveal our favorite Tokyo areas and hotels.
Tokyo has it all – excellent museums, grand temples, atmospheric shrines and lovely zen gardens. It is a city filled with Japanese history and tradition, but also modern, futuristic neo sci-fi streetscapes that make you feel like you’re a part of the Bladerunner movie. Here is our ultimate 5 day Tokyo itinerary with all the highlights of what to do in Tokyo.