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Nagasaki Travel Guide

What To Do In Nagasaki – A 2-Day Nagasaki Itinerary

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Apr 28, 2021

Nagasaki may be best known for the atomic bomb hit that destroyed the city at the end of World War II, but as this Nagasaki itinerary will show you, Nagasaki today is much more than its tragic World War II history. In addition to the Nagasaki atomic bomb museum, memorial monuments, and peace park, you will be surprised by all this charming and vibrant city has to offer. Nagasaki has a fascinating centuries-old history, beautiful European colonial areas, churches, parks, lovely canals with atmospheric bridges, colorful shrines, and temples, and a vibrant China Town.

Guide to Glover Garden in Nagasaki

Glover Garden is a lovely hillside landscaped garden and open-air museum with a breathtaking view overlooking Nagasaki harbor. The green and lush garden house the former homes of the European tradesmen and their families who lived in Nagasaki during the city’s Meiji-period in the second half of the 19th century. Glover Garden is one of the best attractions in Nagasaki, in my opinion.

Where To Stay In Osaka

Where To Stay In Osaka – Our Favourite Areas & Hotels

by Espen Egeland| Last updated Apr 11, 2021

Right in the heart of the Kansai region and surrounded in every direction by some of Japan’s most famous sights lies the modern metropolitan city of Osaka. But as Japan’s third-largest city deciding where to stay in Osaka can easily start to feel quite overwhelming. Here we reveal what we think are the best areas to stay in Osaka and why. For each area, we have listed our favorite hotels at any budget.

Guide to Miyajima Ropeway Mount Misen

A Journey To The Sacred Mount Misen – Miyajima Ropeway

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Apr 29, 2021

The sacred mountain Mount Misen on Miyajima Island is an excellent day-trip from Hiroshima. No matter whether you choose to take the Miyajima Ropeway or walk up to the mountain top, the amazing view, fantastic landscape, and beautiful temples are well worth the trip!

Osaka Itinerary

What To Do In Osaka – A 2 Day Osaka Itinerary

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Apr 12, 2021

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

Guide to Hozugawa Riverboat Trip in Kyoto, Japan

Hozugawa River Boat Ride – Experience The Scenic Nature Of Kyoto

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated May 2, 2021

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.

Guide to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera Temple – A Guide To Kyoto’s Grandest Temple

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Apr 15, 2021

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!