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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.

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...
Co-written by: Michelle Neo & Edelyn ChuaFrom giant sea clams to goat sashimi, here are the wildest, wackiest and most wondrous food you can find in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture.
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 —...
Enjoy world-class sake, fresh seafood, gold mining and beautiful landscapes in this Japan itinerary, covering the lesser-explored Niigata Prefecture and Sado Island!Photo credit: True Sado
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...
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 -...
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...
Visit space, swim through a museum, and power up like Mario with this epic travel bucket list! 🤩 — building our list of things to check off in 2021 and beyond!2020 has...
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...
Why skimp on Mount Fuji views when you're all the way in Kawaguchiko? These seven unique hotels in Japan boast beautiful daytime views of the iconic mountain.Japan is...
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!
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...
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...
We handpicked 12 of the best things to eat in Tokyo if you’re all for taste, quality, and dining experience.Tokyo actually has the most Michelin-starred restaurants per city in the world. Surprise, surprise — that's more than New York's...
The perfect first-timer's itinerary to Japan.Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka Nara may be deemed touristy but there's a good reason why they're so popular.Tokyo is an incredible mish-mash of weird and...
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...
Large crowds are expected during the hanami season, Golden Week, and Tokyo Summer Olympics this year, so here are tips to make your peak season Japan trip more survivable.I love Japan...
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...
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...
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...