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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.

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...
Not sure where to go in Japan besides Tokyo? Visit these five prefectures instead, from Gunma's award-winning onsens to Nikko's grand shrines. If you’ve been to Japan, you’ve probably been to Kanto — because that’s where Tokyo is in. At...
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...
Pardon my flex, but I've been to Tokyo way too many times for my own good. Recently, my partner decided to have us stay in Tokyo for four days. I groaned (internally). Do I really want to be one...
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...
If you’ve ever stepped into Japan, you’ll know a huge part of getting around is by the Shinkasen (bullet trains). Trains travel at 320km/hr — cutting the travel time to other cities almost by half when driving. For ¥18,000, the JR East...
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...
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...
Zip-line across valleys, walk through feudal-era gardens, roast fish over straw and stomp out udon noodles — here's our introduction to Japan's Shikoku Island. There are many reasons why Singaporeans like to visit Tokyo and Osaka. It's easy to get...
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...
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 in the...
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...
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...
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...
Skip the usual Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. This Japan itinerary is for the seasoned Japan traveller! Explore a lesser-known side of Japan with flights on Singapore Airlines starting from S$468! If you've been to Japan, you probably already know...
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 —...
See majestic humpback whales, enjoy a scenic flight over volcanoes and hike along beaches at low tide — all in Japan's national parks! To say that we love Japan would be a serious understatement. It's our most-visited country to date,...
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...
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...
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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