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Travel to Japan’s Wild North: 5 Reasons to Visit Rebun Island

Just 50 kilometres off the northwestern coast of Hokkaido lies the small Rebun Island. This tiny spec is easy to miss when searching on a map. However, despite being easily overlooked and unbeknownst to many, this island of just 80 square kilometres has much to offer. If you want to break away from the hectic…
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Sweet Summer Escape: 48 hours in Izu Oshima

Izu Oshima island can be your idyllic midsummer night’s dream which swaddles you right into nature’s lap. Flawless beaches, rugged terrain, scenic mountain trails, lush greenery and a desert and a night sky that inspire songs – this is what Izu Oshima island offers. Getting to Izu Oshima and Getting Around   View this post…

How to Take Your Bicycle on Trains, Buses, and More in Japan

Japan is seeing a huge rise in the number of bicycles as many areas and streets have been redesigned with bikeways for cyclists. There are also some exclusive long-distance bike trails for serious bicyclists out there. If you visit smaller islands in Japan where public transport is limited, cycling is one of the few ways…

Looking for an Affordable Way to Travel Across Japan? Try The “Bullet Ferry” Out!

The bullet train is a popular transportation commonly used by people in Japan when traveling to far places. However, it can be quite expensive, especially if you’re traveling halfway across the country. Another option you can choose if you’d like to do this in a more economical way is through a “Bullet Ferry.” Find out…

Did You Know That You Can Travel to Japan by Sea? Find Out How Here!

Japan is an archipelago that is accessible either by air or by sea. Millions of people from different parts of the world travel to the country by air. But have you ever thought of visiting Japan by boat? It is actually a convenient and affordable way to get to the country if you are looking…

3 Unmissable Day Trip Spots Reachable From Osaka

Most people know that Osaka (大阪) is the second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo. One of its famous landmarks, Osaka Castle (大阪城), played a major role in the country’s history. Osaka is also popular for okonomiyaki (お好み焼き), a pan-fried savory pancake. Osaka is known for its exciting nightlife and evening activities. However, did you know…

10 Must-Try Activities Around the Sakurajima Volcano in Kagoshima

Just outside of Kagoshima City lies an active volcano, Sakurajima. When visiting the city, you will definitely see it, or at least see the effect it has on its surroundings. Sometimes, it plumes ash up into the air that floats down into the city, coating everything with a fine layer of black dust. Whilst the…

How to Enjoy Izu Oshima Island, the Perfect Vacation Spot Without Tourist Traps!

Okinawa seems to be the pinnacle of the dream “island vacation” for Japanese and non-Japanese tourists alike. However, there are a series of small, relatively unknown islands off the coast of Shizuoka that could be your dream realized (and they aren’t the tourist trap like Okinawa is). Dynamic topography and unique in character, the Izu…

Travel Comfortably by Sea Throughout Japan With These 2 Fantastic Ferry Boats!

Though traveling by airplane and bullet train is the fastest way of going around Japan, it is not the best way to conveniently enjoy your trip at a lower cost yet expanded time. So instead of choosing overnight trips or short trips, why don’t you extend your travel time by sea? Taiheiyo Ferry The Taiheyo…

How to Take a Ferry and Enjoy the Scenic Route from Kansai Airport to Kobe!

If you are arriving in Japan via Kansai airport and want to kick start your journey straight away, a ferry ride certainly provides a great welcome into the beautiful city of Kobe. The ferry shuttle links Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport, then it’s a short trip on the train to Sannomiya. Much faster, and infinitely…