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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.

This Hakone guide will show you the best route to getting around Hakone — especially for those who only have a day to spare.Hakone felt a lot like exploring Disneyland — think pirate...
Disney Fans, this is the only Tokyo Disney guide you will need. Look out for the ideal Tokyo Disneysea itinerary at the end!Tokyo Disneyland/sea is without a doubt one of the best in 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...
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...
Explore the Kansai region with the Kansai-Hiroshima JR Pass for less than S$900 with this 8-day Japan itinerary.After realising we were able to explore Osaka, Kyoto and Nara for under S$70 a day (including...
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 —...
There are many ways to understand a new land and its people; my favourite of all, is through its literature. As we travelled through Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macau & Bangkok — each with massively different cultures and lifestyles, I studied the...
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...
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...
#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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ApartmentsTL;DR: - Great for groups of 4–5 friends -...
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...
Commonly labelled as an expensive destination, some travellers may be unwilling to pay for a pricey room or bed just for a night in Japan. However, as much as we want to get a cheap place to stay, it...
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...
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...