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Visit the Miho Museum, an Art Paradise in the Mountains near Kyoto!

Kyoto is a beautiful city because of its temples and traditions, and attracts many visitors every year both from Japan and overseas. However, regarding art, there are not a lot of museums where you can enjoy a day of cultural understanding and really spend a whole day admiring the art of Japan. The Miho Museum…

Check Out the 10 Best Gifts You Can Buy in Tokyo in 2018!

Finding and buying Omiyage (souvenirs in Japanese) is just one unmissable aspect of any trip to a new country. During your trip to Japan, you will notice there are a lot of shops where you can buy souvenirs. You may feel a little bit lost with all the choices on offer in those shops. Here…

What Are the Recommended Places and Groups for the LGBT Community in Tokyo?

When I first came to Japan, I looked at the LGBT section of my travel guide in the hope of finding some information about the LGBT community in Tokyo and recommended places to go out. To my own disappointment, my guide only had a few information and the limited section was describing a small and…

Explore Japan’s Northernmost City by Visiting These 5 Spots in Wakkanai, Hokkaido

Going farther north than Wakkanai (稚内) and Cape Soya (宗谷岬) would be quite difficult as they are the northernmost points of Japan. What’s after? Russia. But Wakkanai is not just the northernmost city of Japan, it is also the northernmost city you can access by train, and the only one I have seen where signs…

How to Travel Long-Distance in Japan: Which Option is Best for You?

I have tried different ways to travel long distances in Japan, and I am going to explain pros and cons you face with each option. I’ve tried night buses, the shinkansen (the Japanese bullet train), the normal train, and hitch hiking! The Night Bus A post shared by Supattra Khantharak (@taiyotera) on Apr 11, 2018…

Basic Tips to Get Mt. Fuji Ticked Off the Bucket List

Here, I assume because this mountain is not like any other, the Japanese call it “Fuji-san” which means Mister Fuji! And to climb a peculiar mount such as Fuji-san, Japanese tourism offices ask you if you would like to do it by night! What a strange thing to do – go up a mountain in…

Immerse Yourself in Japanese Culture through WWOOF Japan

I have found here a good way to travel for “free” and to get to know Japanese culture a bit more deeply than just simply being a tourist. This is called Wwoofing. First of all, it’s not very well known as far as I know so I am going to explain it a bit. In…

Kinkakuji and Kiyomizu–dera: The Magic of the Two Most Famous Temples in Kyoto

If we were to recommend our favourite must-see temples in Kyoto, they would definitely be following ones : 1. Kinkakuji, also called Golden Pavillon Author’s photo Author’s photo Being the most popular place in Japan, Kinkakuji temple is one of the must see attractions if you are visiting the city. It is actually a UNESCO…
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