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30 Modern Hotels and Traditional Ryokans in Kyoto for a Gorgeous Stay in 2018

Kyoto is one of the most visited cities in Japan. With its 1600 temples, maintained cultures such as the Japanese tea ceremony, geisha, and kimono, and a huge amount of things to do, it remains as one of the country’s most popular destinations to visit. Many people stop over for a day or two on…

44 of Hokkaido’s Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokan to Stay at in 2018

Hokkaido (北海道) is the most northerly of Japan’s islands. Celebrated for its abundant nature and distinct four seasons, you can enjoy the dramatic changes in scenery from incredible snow-covered treetops in winter to beautiful white and pink cherry blossom in spring to cooler temperatures in summer offering relief from the heat of the rest of…

Indulge in Nagasaki’s Traditional Local Cuisine at This Japanese Restaurant

Nagasaki (長崎) has long been a cultural and historical region one would like to visit in Japan. It is home to many restaurants that serve unique and tasty food – be it traditional Japanese cuisine or international – Nagasaki has got you covered. It also has some of the most famous restaurants in the entire…

Looking For an Outstanding Ryokan in Hokkaido? Stay at The Best of 2016!

Are you looking for a special place to stay in Hokkaido not too far from Sapporo, with not only the most comfortable rooms but also the best food and drinks? Boutique ryokan ‘Otaru Ryotei Kuramure’ is one of the best small hotels in Japan, in fact, it is so popular that it has been awarded…

A Gorgeous View, Delicious Traditional Food and a Relaxing Onsen at Hotel Izumi!

One of the hardest tasks on every vacation is planning for accommodation. Save for the ideal scenario of living in a well-equipped and energy-sufficient van, which is rare in Japan, hotels, ryokans or the up and coming Airbnb scene are the way to go. That said, outside of Sapporo city, Airbnbs are hard to come…

Why Do Geishas Paint Their Faces With White Makeup?

In Japan, the beautiful and enigmatic Geisha represents one of the most iconic cultural images in the country. They have been around since as early as 600 A.D. where they served as entertainers and companions, but the look we can easily recognize today became prominent in the 17th century. Trained in fine arts such as…

10 Must Try Dishes When in Japan

Japan’s beguiling beauty is really enchanting enough that tourists find adding it to their itineraries during holidays or vacation time hard to resist. But aside from its stunning beauty and strong cultural identity, Japan is also known for its delicious fresh cuisine. Here are ten dishes that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Japan: Sushi…