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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.

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...
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 —...
Day Trip to Nara When 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...
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...
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...
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...
Explore new gems in Tokyo and a mini road trip to the best vantage points of Mt Fuji. Japan remains a hot favourite, but after covering the classic Tokyo to Osaka via Japan Rail, climbing Mount Fuji, and even a...
Now that JR Pass prices have increased by more than 30%, it might not be worth it… Fortunately, other budget alternatives like single Shinkansen tickets and regional passes exist! It's no secret that we love Japan — we’ve actually been...
This tropical getaway is more than just Naha city and suntanning on beaches. Snorkel in cobalt-blue waters, taste Okinawan onigiri and overlook epic coastal views in Japan's little Hawaii! Here's our Okinawa Guide! At the southernmost end of the Japanese...
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 monkeys soak in an onsen at the...
There’s more to Japan than just Tokyo. Here’s what you can do on the oft-forgotten island of Shikoku! I’ve been to Japan three times in my entire life and like any other tourist, Tokyo and Kyoto were my most visited...
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....
Japan's Tochigi Prefecture has been touted strawberry kingdom, gyoza kingdom, and guess what, alpaca kingdom! Hold up, China, looks like Japan has its three kingdoms too.  City escapists like us always search for the furthest-flung place out in the boonies to...
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...
Promo: Get 5% off your accommodations in Hokkaido using <TTI5> under coupon code! For travellers entering Japan's capital, Narita is synonymous with Tokyo airport. But the laid-back city is more than just a transit hub. Its scenic parks, colourful temples and multiple sake breweries...
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...
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...
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...
Budget-friendly alternatives for your next trip to Japan! In case you missed it, JR Pass prices have increased by more than 30% since 1 Oct 2023. For example, the 7-day Whole Japan JR Pass which used to cost ¥29,650, now...
A spirited away bathhouse, an island with over 100 cats and oranges worth a million yen?! Photo credit: Visit Ehime Japan Tokyo's Shibuya crossing and Osaka's iconic Dōtonbori Glico signboard are some of the iconic things I miss dearly about...

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