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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.

Adventure on a budget with this 7-day Japan itinerary that'll take you around the highlights of Tokyo and Fuji. Find out your fortune at Sensoji Temple, people-watch along Harajuku Street, catch a live sumo session, and even climb...
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...
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...
Japan is one of the most technically advanced, yet culturally rooted countries. Each city has its own personality that shows through their unique offerings waiting to be uncovered. We visited Saitama and Gunma and found gems that make for...
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...
3 Days in Osaka without bursting your budgetJapan 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...
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...
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...
Day Trip to NaraWhen 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...
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...
There are more things to do in Chiba than just Tokyo Disneyland. Experience a peaceful and relaxing getaway with this Chiba itinerary, chock-full of food and cultural experiences.Japan has too much to...
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...
Things can go very wrong when you're getting hot, wet, and naked.Cultural exposure comes in many forms: Trying local food. Learning foreign phrases. Getting naked in front of strangers. To understand a country’s culture, you gotta expose yourself —...
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...
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...
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...
Every time I visit Japan, I feel the urge to bring a piece of it back with me. Most of the time, snacks make up the bulk of my souvenirs.The Tohoku region is know for it’s fresh produce —...
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!
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...
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...