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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.

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...
Think winter in Japan and Hokkaido’s white powdery Sapporo ski slopes and Nagano’s onsen-soaking snow monkeys come to mind. But Japan’s natural winter wonders have another secret, and way less crowded, hideout in Yamagata! Best bit, it is only...
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...
Experience the heart-pounding adrenaline rush at Universal Studios Japan, conquer the summit of Mount Fuji, satiate your inner child at DisneySea and taste the freshest omakase you'll ever have — all for under S$3.1k. Backpacking around Japan can be easily...
Disneyland, DisneySea and Universal Studios may be popular theme park favourites in Japan. But if you're an adrenaline junkie looking to put your guts to test in some of the world's best roller coasters, Fuji Q Highland is where...
The mountainous prefecture of Nagano and the Japanese Alps are Japan’s best-kept secrets. Whilst popular amongst locals, it remains fairly undiscovered amongst foreign tourists. Escape the city, see a different side of Japan and reconnect with nature!  3 hours North...
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....
What's new? What's still there? Here's what you can do on your next visit to Osaka! From unique outdoor art exhibitions to relaxing onsens, there was so much to rediscover and old favourites to revisit on our recent 7-day trip...
This tropical getaway is more than just Naha city and suntanning on beaches. Snorkel in cobalt-blue waters, taste Okinawan onigiri and overlook epic coastal views in Japan's little Hawaii! Here's our Okinawa Guide! At the southernmost end of the Japanese...
Promo: Get 5% off your accommodations in Hokkaido using <TTI5> under coupon code! When visiting Hokkaido, most people begin their journey in Sapporo, a modern city with enough attractions to keep you occupied for a couple of days. As part of our 8-day Hokkaido...
Day Trip to Nara When people talk about Nara, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the free roaming deers. Indeed, we loved the interactions with the deers, especially how polite they were when scoring deer crackers from us. However, it's important...
Japan has the steepest population decline in the world, where a good 60% of unmarried women and 70% of unmarried men, are not in a relationship. In a country where love and affection can be bought (or facilitated) with host/hostess...
Now that JR Pass prices have increased by more than 30%, it might not be worth it… Fortunately, other budget alternatives like single Shinkansen tickets and regional passes exist! It's no secret that we love Japan — we’ve actually been...
Japan was incredible - from the delicious food in Osaka and kyoto to the lovable animals we met in cafes, I wanted to to keep every memory as vividly as I could. While some people do it through photography, journals or even vlogs, my...
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...
On this 2D1N Matsumoto Japan Itinerary, escape the city for unique, relaxing experiences in the Japanese Alps. Tokyo is one of our favourite holiday destinations, and for good reason — Japan's capital is packed with fun stuff like robot...
If these virtual tours don't quench your thirst for adventure, look out for a chance to win a 2D1N staycation worth S$1,000 at the end! Yes, I get it. We're all itching to travel. One of the things I miss most...
Address: 17-25 Oyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to 151-0065, Japan Cost/night: From ¥21,667 Check-in/Check-Out: Check-in is available from 11am-5pm. Special arrangements for early or late check-in can be made with the 1-3rd staff prior to the stay. Website: 1-3rd Residence Tokyo Apartments TL;DR: - Great for groups of 4–5 friends -...
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,...
These onsen resorts in Japan provide the full package beyond just soaking in hot springs and sleeping in traditional ryokans. I've been to Japan over 10 times now, and what keeps me going back is the chance to explore many...

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