Japanese inn (ryokan)

Setting Up A Budget According to the 4 Accommodation options in Tokyo

In Japan, there are many different types of places that you can stay in, not just the normal hotel! In the UK, there are really only two options, a hotel or a hostel (which are not always great quality). However, in Japan, there are many different options in terms of where you can stay. 1.…

The Wonders of Sendai, Matsushima’s nature and onsens

I would like to introduce some places, features of the beautiful northern city of Japan. Sendai city is the Capital of Miyagi prefecture and also the largest city in Northern Japan. It is also known as the Green City for its well balanced layout with mountains and forests, and also Academic city because it hosts…

Tottori, Where the Yokai Meets the Traditional!

If you are planning a trip to Tottori prefecture and looking for a ryokan (traditional Japanese style accommodation) experience, I have an excellent recommendation for you. Located in Yonago city, Shogetsu faces directly towards the sea of Japan and has a direct entrance leading from the hotel onto the beach. I stayed here with my…

Experience the Authenticity of Japan at Mukaitaki Ryokan!

Visiting Japan surely include sightseeing, picture taking from here and there, walking around, and devouring the Japanese cuisines. After a long day of all the activities, it is nice to have a break at a certain place. We want to stay in a place where we can feel comfortable and cared for. Thence, the Mukaitaki…

5 of Kyoto’s Best High-End Traditional Japanese Hotels

Kyoto was Japan’s ancient capital for over 1,000 years and it remains the most historically important city in Japan. If you go, you should make sure that you visit Kyoto to appreciate what this ancient imperial capital has to offer. Kyoto has lots of Ryokans or inns, where travelers can stay and feel relaxed, and…

Holiday in Kyoto? Stay at one of the 3 Best Ryokans!

The Ryokan is a Japanese traditional inn model. This kind of inn has existed since Edo period hundred years ago. This traditional Japanese inn is surely different from the other inns. Ryokans are characterized by the use of tatami on the floor, sliding doors, futon as a bed, the existence if communal bath, and visitor…

4 Unique Types of Japanese Hotels: From Traditional To Unusual

Visiting Japan and staying in a western hotel room may sound a little boring with Japan’s various kinds of hotels. What makes Japan an exciting place to travel to is the opportunity to try out different hotel experiences. Check these kinds of Japanese hotels that you may encounter when visiting this traditional yet very innovative…

3 Experiences You Shouldn’t Miss in Autumn

Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Japan, temperatures have dropped to more manageable levels and the rainy season has passed. Once again, the change of the season brings new colour and life to Japan with more of it’s the natural beauty to appreciate. 1. Food Autumn means harvest time across Japan, of grains such…

Live it Up! Accommodation in Japan on a Shoestring Budget

The 2000s have seen Japan rise from the ashes of the homogeneous shackles that once bound it in relative isolation and welcome droves of backpackers, students, and expats from the world over. Japan has a veritable treasure trove of wonders to offer the aspiring traveler. However, in a country where 10,000 yen bills are the…

Three Must-Do’s in Japan for newcomers

When traveling to another land, you always have a to-do list and number of places to visit that are authentic to the country, or and area you are visiting. Do not go with the crowd and settle for the tourist destinations, to take ‘selfies’ there, but try to immerse in Japanese culture. It will not…