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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 kanpai-japan.com/ Let’s start with night buses, as that was my principal…

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…

Enoshima: The Amazing Getaway Just an Hour Away From Tokyo

Enoshima Island is perhaps one of the most beautiful and worthy sightseeing spots to visit in Japan. First of all, it is located near Tokyo (2 hour ride by car or accessible by train from central Shinjuku Odakyu Station), it’s location is really convenient because if you are staying in Tokyo, you will only need…

Personal Experience: Affordable Hotel in the heart of Kyoto

Kyoto, the old historical Japanese city which offers unique and exciting journeys to experience, is known to be one of the most famous places to visit in all of Japan. It is crowded with tourists and visitors from all over the world, throughout the whole year. Staying in Kyoto for a few days, if you…

Second-hand Shops “treasures” in Japan

Concept Japanese second-hand shops, or also called “recycle shops” are now becoming a very popular concept. As a visitor, you may think that Japanese lifestyle is quite expensive and not so affordable for everyone. apparel-web.com/ However, when you stay and live in Japan for a while, you will discover some life aspects and concepts that…

Ueno Park: Beyond your expectations

Ueno Park is much more than a simple green space; it is the center of many attractions located in the same place. It is very difficult for any visitor to visit all of them within one or two days, as you have to spend much more time if you want to enjoy what Ueno park…

Shinjuku Gyoen: amazing green escape!

Tokyo is known to be one of the most crowded cities in the world, however, it is also known for its huge and beautiful parks and gardens, just in the middle of the city. While visiting great shopping places within Tokyo huge skyscrapers and buildings, you can easily take a break from the noise and…
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