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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.

There's plenty of Halal food in Tokyo — including Halal-certified wagyu beef! Food in Japan can get a little tricky for Muslims. Mirin is often used to season sushi rice or soups, and gelatin or lard is used in sweets...
"Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway." I'm not ashamed to admit that I brainstorm travel outfit ideas weeks before an upcoming trip. There's just something extra special about being in a foreign country. No one...
Powdery slopes in the winter, flower fields in the spring — there's so much to love about Hokkaido. But other than these seasonal highlights, there's so much more to uncover. For first-timers, you'll want to hit up popular cities like...
An underexplored countryside escape from the usual tourist cities in Japan. After a week in Hokuriku, surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes and coastal views, I definitely feel more recharged. Located by the Sea of Japan, Hokuriku is an under-the-radar destination that's...
Driving in Japan can be daunting for someone who rarely drives in Singapore, but this guide will make things better (hopefully). On our last trip to Japan, we wanted to explore smaller towns which were inaccessible by public transport —...
There's more than just the Fuji Five Lakes for IG-worthy Mt Fuji viewing spots. Mt Fuji is no doubt the most iconic mountain in Japan — both tourists and locals alike will make the trip down to see it at...
ICOCA, JR Kansai Pass, Osaka Amazing Pass — if you aren't already acquainted with these, you should be reading this transport guide! While planning a 7-day Japan itinerary starting from Osaka and surrounds, we found out that you could save...
These cool Japan accommodations are reason enough to visit — you could stay in a century-old ryokan a night and a modern capsule hotel the next! Photo credit: Rakuten Travel During our trip to Niigata prefecture in Japan, we got...
If Japan had a profile picture, it would definitely be Mt Fuji in its snow-covered glory. Here's the guide to exploring the best of Japan's most famous mountain. Mount Fuji needs no introduction. While hiking to the peak of Mt...
One of Shikoku Island's four prefectures hosts some of the best outdoor experiences you can get in Japan. Here are 13 things to do in Kochi for a splashing good time! If you're curious about this elusive Japanese city in Shikoku...
Discover new gems and the best vantage points of Mt Fuji in this Japan itinerary! Mount Fuji showing up in the best possible way :) Japan remains a hot favourite, but after covering the classic Tokyo to Osaka via Japan Rail,...
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...
We found new hidden gems in Japan thanks to Anime! For all the weebs and otakus out there, I gotchu! As an avid anime lover, Japan is always my go-to when I have the chance to travel. Other than buying...
Explore familiar favourites and uncover hidden gems — all in this Hokkaido itinerary. Read till the end for year-end travel deals on flights, hotels and activities! Warning: lots of drool-worthy food recommendations coming up! We visited Hokkaido previously on an...
In the latest updates, Japan has announced the removal of most of its travel rules for visitors starting 11 Oct 2022! Here’s all you need to know when travelling from Singapore to Japan 👇 A lot has changed since May...
Bookmark this one-week Kansai itinerary for your next trip to Japan. Our last visit to Kansai was 2017, and some things have changed since then. So this visit, we decided to cover other areas with a different Japan Rail Pass....
Easily accessible from Osaka via rail, San’in and Sanyo are hidden gems in plain sight. You might know that Japan has 47 prefectures, but we bet you didn't know you could ride camels across sand dunes and walk through 300-million-year-old...
This is not a drill, I repeat, this is not a drill — Japan’s borders are fully reopened and direct flights to Hokkaido begin in Nov 2022! Find out how you can rack up travel savings on that epic...
1-for-1 flash deals, promo codes, and other exclusive deals for those travelling to Taiwan, Japan or Korea this year-end! First it was Korea, then Japan and finally, Taiwan opened its borders on 13 October. Stretch out those fingers — now...
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...

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