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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.

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!
A spirited away bathhouse, an island with over 100 cats and oranges worth a million yen?!Photo credit: Visit Ehime JapanTokyo's Shibuya crossing and...
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...
Promo: Get 5% off your accommodations in Hokkaido using <TTI5> under coupon code!Planning a trip to Hokkaido? Take on these 11 tips to make sure you're getting the most out of your budget!You might be familiar with the usual budget tips in...
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...
Nagano may be famous for its winter activities like skiing at snow resorts, but the best season to visit Nagano is actually not during the winter.Yep, not even if it means getting to see...
Tokyo city is amazing. It's “hontoni-oishi” (no-lie super delish) food, the nightlife and its quirky experience are aplenty. But come winter, what got me really excited this time was how accessible we were to these affordable winter activities — all less...
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...
We handpicked 12 of the best things to eat in Tokyo if you’re all for taste, quality, and dining experience.Tokyo actually has the most Michelin-starred restaurants per city in the world. Surprise, surprise — that's more than New York's...
Why skimp on Mount Fuji views when you're all the way in Kawaguchiko? These seven unique hotels in Japan boast beautiful daytime views of the iconic mountain.Japan is...
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...
People usually plan to travel to Osaka or Kyoto for their vacations as they are more popular among tourists. However, less than an hour’s pleasant ride away by train is Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital. There are many things...
Tokyo is probably one of the busiest capitals in the world but other than its endless neon-lit skyscrapers and scenic gardens lined with Cherry trees, the city is bustling with quirky adventures you probably wouldn't find anywhere else...
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...
Every year, millions of tourists flock to see the cherry blossoms in spring. Yet, in winter, autumn or summer, Japan still continues to be one of the most beautiful countries in Asia, promising you an experience that leaves you enchanted.In our recent...
Promo: Get 5% off your accommodations in Hokkaido using <TTI5> under coupon code!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...
The perfect guide for first-timers to the South Tohoku region in Japan — discover traditional local culture, rejuvenating onsens, and some of the finest sake you’ll ever taste!A 1.5-hour train ride from Tokyo,...
Address: 3-22-9 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Cost/night: Mixed Dormitory ¥3600/night Check in/Check out: 3.00p.m. – 12.00a.m./10.00a.m.TL;DR: - Amazing hostel to stay in with awesome facilities, and, PRIVACY! - Logistically great as there are many convenience stores, food joints, and a train station nearby. - Decent WiFi and common...
#FoodForThought: Not all things were created equal — my insatiable appetite, and my finite physical capacity for food.About 2 hours North of Tokyo, Yamagata prefecture’s mountainous region is the perfect backdrop to enjoy Japan’s nature and savour some of the...
For those heading to Universal Studios Japan, this is the only USJ guide you will EVER need.June 2020 Update: Universal Studios Japan has closed its operations due to COVID-19 but is due to open...