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Hakone Torii Gate - JR Pass Japan Budget Guide (Tokyo to Osaka)

An ever-popular destination no matter the season, the Land of the Rising Sun is nothing short of good food, amazing cleanliness, and a myriad of distinctive sub-cultures. A multi-faceted country once you start exploring deeper, there’s always something new to discover in Japan, where traditional and modern elements combine to form something special.

This Hakone guide will show you the best route to getting around Hakone — especially for those who only have a day to spare. Hakone felt a lot like exploring Disneyland — think pirate ships, old trains that zig zag...
Feast on Hokkaido's best cuisine in Sapporo, drive out of the city through breath-taking terrains, and taste some of Japan's freshest seafood on this 8 day road trip through the best of Hokkaido — all under S$1k! Planning a road...
Explore the Kansai region with the Kansai-Hiroshima JR Pass for less than S$900 with this 8-day Japan itinerary. After realising we were able to explore Osaka, Kyoto and Nara for under S$70 a day (including flights and accommodation), we were back...
Plan your Japan Rail itinerary with this updated JR Pass guide, incl. tips for what to do now that prices have increased! First published: 21 May 2017 Train travel is one of the quintessential experiences when travelling in Japan so it's...
Key highlights include winter must-sees like Zao Fox Village, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and the charming snow piled Gassho-styled roofs in Shirakawa-go. Find out how to maximise your JR Pass on a trip to Japan in winter! Japan is one...
Allow me to jump on the bandwagon of the highly raved animal cafes in Japan. I mean, they're just too cute not to write about. How can you not head to animal cafes in Osaka while you're there? Also read: Osaka Budget Guide...
3 Days in Osaka without bursting your budget Japan is one of those places that everyone who's visited raves about — the friendly and polite locals, the clean streets, a gastronomic heaven but... not so much the price. While we believe in...
Okinawa = Japan + beaches = paradise 🌴 But rest assured, beaches aren't the only heavenly thing in this Okinawa itinerary. For someone who's not a beach person, I ended up enjoying myself in Okinawa a lot more than I...
What's good in this Kyushu itinerary: Chasing autumn colours on Kyushu's scenic retro trains from Fukuoka to Kagoshima. Eating at traditional roadside yatai stalls. Unique sauna episodes under volcanic sand. Japan may scream TOKYO but if you're looking for food and...
Updated 22 Feb 2024: Sakura season is back! We've got new flowering dates from Japan Meteorological Corporation, and a fresh list of handpicked day tours that can enhance your cherry blossom experience. For those planning to catch the sakura...
Was it worth waking up early to watch the 415am tuna auction? After just 3 hours of sleep, we stumbled groggily out of the cab at 4am. No buses or trains were running at that time and light had only...
Wake up to beautiful views of Mount Fuji from these unique hotels in Japan 🗻. Read to the end for epic deals of up to 20% Cashback on essentials like flights and accommodations from now till 25 July 2023! First...
This comprehensive Mount Fuji Guide details everything you need to know about climbing Mount Fuji, from pre-hike essentials to post-hike sights around Fuji-san. Mount Fuji is iconic enough to be worth a visit the next time you're in Japan, whether...
One can say Okinawa is more similar to Taiwan than Japan, after all, the distance between Okinawa and Tokyo is 1,554km but only half the distance to Taiwan (731km). Japan as a travel destination needs no introduction. Places like Tokyo,...
This Japan itinerary will take you around Mt Fuji. After years of seeing Mount Fuji on postcards, paintings, and every souvenir that's not anime-related, I was no longer content with gazing at Japan's icon only from a distance. It was...
3 Days and 2 Nights in Kyoto Stepping out of the train onto the platform at Kyoto Station, everything seemed pretty much the same as the rest of Japan; Yet, Kyoto is a city unlike Osaka. Its rich natural environment...
This national park less than two hours from Tokyo has been a famous, idyllic getaway for both tourists and locals alike. With these top 10 places to visit, complete your Tokyo itinerary with a stop by for a day, or...
These exciting day trips from Nagoya are full of must-go adventures! Meoto Iwa (Wedded rocks) in the south of Nagoya. Photo credit: Mie Prefectural Government Japan always excites me. There's so much to check out: Fascinating culture, intricate buildings, and...
Be it your first or twenty-seventh time travelling to Tokyo, food will always remain at the top of your agenda. We are all mad for some good Japanese cuisine, so visiting the capital of Japan is basically a pilgrimage....
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...

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