Japan travel tips

8 Photography Tips on How to Capture Picture Perfect Memories in Japan!

Everyone loves taking photos when they travel, and Japan is also among many destinations that provide the best captivating photos in a single shot! However, it’s also great to observe Japanese people and landscapes in several different snapshots and in crystal clear detail. This brings me to friend of mine, Shin, who is an international…

Looking for Budget yet Comfortable Long-Distance Travel Options in Japan?

Japan is a long and narrow country which can make traveling domestically more time consuming. Though there’s an expansive network of bullet trains which can help people commute easily and efficiently from one destination to another, the existence of sleeper trains or overnight trains still remains. Others also to choose to travel by boat which…

A Guide to Staying Overnight at Kansai International Airport

Thanks to the development of low-cost carriers (LCC), the price of air tickets is becoming relatively cheap. However, most LCC airlines only offer tickets at unfavourable time slots, like very early in the morning or very late at night, so it can make booking accommodation downtown quite uneconomical! This then begs the question, where else…

5 Reasons You Must Visit Nikko, A City Rich in World Heritage Sites

When people think of a trip to Japan, many think of only visiting Tokyo and Kyoto. However, you will also have an enjoyable experience in Nikko – a great place with a long history in Japan. It is also only one and a half to two hours away from Tokyo. Here are 5 reasons why…

The Stay Sapporo: Convenient and Fun Accommodation on a Tight Budget!

Sapporo is increasingly becoming a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists and as a result, there are more and more budget accommodation options opening up across the city. The Stay Sapporo is considered Hokkaido’s largest guest house and is fairly new as it only opened in mid-2015 in a building that was converted from…

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 A post shared by Supattra Khantharak (@taiyotera) on Apr 11, 2018…

Tips to Help You Navigate the Osaka Subway and Use its Train Passes

The largest city in Kansai, Osaka has been likened to Tokyo in terms of the population and infrastructure. Especially in central Osaka, the number of people cramming into public transport system could cause a headache for those not familiar with the train routes. JR Train Passes   japan-railpass.co.uk/ Foreigners on a temporary visa are eligible…

How to Get the Cheapest Bus Rides To and From Narita Airport

Airport transfer to and from Narita Airport can be very expensive for someone who is travelling in Japan on a very tight budget. Although there was a move to cut fare prices, it can still be problematic for some passengers. Take for example the case of the Keisei Honsen Tokkyu express train. While the express…

How to Use the Osaka Loop Line to Get to Osaka’s Best Spots

The Osaka Loop Line is by far one of the easiest ways to travel around Osaka for a beginner, and you can use your JR Travel Pass to board the trains! It links a lot of the best tourist spots in the city, with access to slightly further out areas along the line also. City…