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Ride Through the Landscapes of West Japan via the Latest Sleeper Train

Night trains or sleeper trains are an essential part of Japan’s train services. Though these are rapidly becoming rare, they give us a throwback to the past. Most of the time, these trains look more luxurious than the ordinary ones. One of the anticipated luxury trains that will go into service on June 17, 2017…

Finding the Ever-Elusive Geisha in Kyoto

When people think of Japan, one of the first things that comes to mind for a lot of people is of course Geisha. You know, the famously elegant Japanese ladies with their painted faces and flowing Kimonos. But many people don’t know where to look for them once they get to Japan. Author’s photo In…

Kyoto Tower, Majestic Landmark of Kyoto

The city of Kyoto is famous for being the old capital of Japan and for being the centre of tradition with hundreds of shrines and temples, geisha and maiko and world heritage sites. However, one of the biggest landmarks in Kyoto is from a much more recent time. flickr.com/ Kyoto tower was built in the…

Stay in Central Kyoto, with Easy Access to All the Main Kansai Areas

When you’re new to Japan and want to see the best it has to offer, going to Kyoto is a no-brainer. However, with the myriad of housing options it is tough to narrow it to just one. Kyoto has multiple hotels, private homes and even ryokans to make your stay enjoyable. However, after a lot…