travelling

10 Reasons Why Japan is the Best Place for Solo Travelers!

Traveling alone is always a unique experience, but it has its ups and downs. When you are traveling alone, it is best to research your destination and decide whether it is safe and fun to travel there solo. Some countries will be more suitable for solo travelers than others, and luckily for you, Japan is…

Visit These 4 Challenging Yet Scenic Roads in Shikoku!

After our recent wedding in Japan, my wife and I decided to have our honeymoon in Shikoku. It was a 3-week driving trip which encompassed a large portion of the island. Whilst it was a wonderful journey through an amazingly beautiful area of Japan, it also happened to present the most challenging driving experiences of…

Have a Unique Hello Kitty Experience at These 6 Parking Lots Throughout Japan!

Hello Kitty was originally marketed to young girls, but has gradually become popular for everyone for its cuteness since it was first launched in 1974. This white bobtail cat-inspired character was originally created by Yuko Shimizu for the Sanrio Company and is now managed by its new designer, Yuko Yamaguchi. With products ranging from toys,…

Destination Tokyo: Narita or Haneda Airport?

Are you going to Tokyo but don’t know which airport to choose? What are the differences between Narita and Haneda? Here are some tips to choose your preferred airport. Haneda Airport jp.fotolia.com/ Opened in 1931, Haneda Airport is located in Ota, Tokyo which is considerably much closer than Narita. From this airport, going to your…

Great Ways to Get Around Kyoto!

Kyoto is one of the world’s best cities for sightseeing with several famous spots scattered around the city, so knowing the best way to get around the city and its attractions is always important! Train commons.wikimedia.org/ There are a few different train lines running across Kyoto and they’re usually the easiest way to get around,…

The 7 things that you should carry at all times when living in Japan

Breaking my own cardinal rule the other day, I realized I was without half the items I rely on. With the heat in the summer months reaching up into the high 30s but the actual “feel” is in the 40s there are certain things you really shouldn’t leave without, even if only for a few…

Travelling by Train in Japan: The Ultimate Sightseeing Experience

Are you wondering what it is like to ride on a Japanese Passenger Train? If your tour itinerary includes a train ride to the countryside, you better be excited for it means you are hopping on a sightseeing vehicle. 1. Yurikamome (Odaiba) tokyorailwaylabyrinth.blogspot.jp/ Let’s start in Japan’s metropolitan city, Tokyo. The Yurikamome transit system is…