If you grew up playing the the famous RPG games Final Fantasy and Monster Hunter, or watching the anime series Detective Conan and Sailor Moon you're in for a treat at the Universal Cool Japan 2018 event — Attractions only up till June 24th 2018! It's...
In Japan, JR Passes are the ultimate cheat code for tourists — unlimited rides on the Shinkansen, free seat reservation and discounts on attractions (for certain passes). We're huge advocates of the regional passes like the Kansai-Hiroshima JR Pass which...
Under 2 hours away by train, this mountainous town is a popular day-trip from Tokyo. Being in Hakone felt a lot like exploring Disneyland; think pirate ships, old trains that climb mountains and cable ropeways that hover over misty volcanic...
For those heading to Tokyo Disneyland, this is the only Tokyo Disney guide you will EVER need. Get tips to skipping queues and experiencing all your favourite rides and shows. Look out for the ideal Tokyo Disneysea Itinerary at the...
For those heading to Universal Studios Japan, this is the only USJ guide you will EVER need. From tips to maximise your time, insider hacks to getting the most out of your experience, to even getting cheaper USJ tickets. Update: Universal Cool Japan...
Japan's railway system is probably one of the most advanced in the world but also overwhelmingly complex and confusing if you're not local. Lucky for travellers, there's the JR Pass that gives access to unlimited rides on JR trains in Japan. After...
Ultimate Japan Budget Itinerary travelling to 9 cities with the Kansai-Hiroshima JR Pass.  After realising we were able to explore Osaka, Kyoto and Nara for under S$70 a day (including flights and accommodation), we were back this time with the help...
Every time I visit Japan, I feel the urge to bring a piece of it back with me. Most of the time, snacks make up the bulk of my souvenirs. The Tohoku region is know for it’s fresh produce —...
There are many ways to understand a new land and its people; my favourite of all, is through its literature. As we travelled through Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macau & Bangkok — each with massively different cultures and lifestyles, I studied the...
Traditionally a men-only accommodation for the local salary men who missed their last train home, capsule hotels in Japan are progressing into cosy and affordable accommodation options for both male and female foreign travellers. Despite only having space for a bed,...

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