Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city after Tokyo and Yokohama, may not be regarded as the prettiest city in Japan, lacking those big beautiful parks, Japanese gardens, and grand temples that we all love. But give Osaka a chance and you will be rewarded with a modern, energetic city filled with life, interesting sights, and friendly people. … Read more
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.
Wondering what to do and see in Phuket Town? Or perhaps you are still undecided whether to include Phuket Town on your upcoming trip? In this travel guide, we give you the top sights, the best cafes, markets, and restaurants, as well as our recommendations for where to stay in Phuket Town.
Karon Beach is a stunning 3,5-km long beach with super soft white sand and clear turquoise sea. Karon Beach is a favorite among families because of its beautiful and relaxed beach, a great mix of lovely hotels for all budgets, a decent number of restaurants, lots of small local shops, a temple market, and some nightlife. Here you find a complete travel guide to Karon with everything you need to know about Karon Beach, including what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in Karon.
Patong is the most popular and famous beach holiday destination in Phuket with its long white sandy beach lined with restaurants, cafes, and bars. Patong has a well-earned reputation as a party town with a notorious raunchy nightlife. Here you will find hundreds of beer bars, go-go bars, strip- and dance clubs, massage places, discotheques, night clubs, and cabaret shows. You will never have a dull moment in Patong!
The 8 km long Bang Tao Beach is the most beautiful beach in Phuket (in our opinion). Read our complete travel guide to Bang Tao Beach Phuket with all you need to know. Things to do, how to get there, where to eat, and where to stay in Bang Tao Beach.
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.