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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.

I'm not one to take photos while on holidays. However, Okinawa was different. With surreal blue waters, fascinating culture, and exciting activities at every turn, I found myself in a camera trigger-happy mode. We got to take Sony's RX0 II,...
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...
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...
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 —...
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...
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...
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...
What's good in this Kyushu itinerary: Chasing autumn colours on Kyushu's scenic retro trains from Fukuoka to Kagoshima. Eating at traditional roadside yatai stalls. Unique sauna episodes under volcanic sand. Japan may scream TOKYO but if you're looking for food and...
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...
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...
This comprehensive Mount Fuji Guide details everything you need to know about climbing Mount Fuji, from pre-hike essentials to post-hike sights around Fuji-san. Mount Fuji is iconic enough to be worth a visit the next time you're in Japan, whether...
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...
Feast on Hokkaido's best cuisine in Sapporo, drive out of the city through breath-taking terrains, and taste some of Japan's freshest seafood on this 8 day road trip through the best of Hokkaido — all under S$1k! Planning a road...
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...
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...
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...
As a foodie, hunting down the best food in town has always been my top priority when travelling. When it comes to eating in Japan, the options are truly endless; from sushi to soba, we definitely were able to eat to our...
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...
Key highlights include winter must-sees like Zao Fox Village, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and the charming snow piled Gassho-styled roofs in Shirakawa-go. Find out how to maximise your JR Pass on a trip to Japan in winter! Japan is one...

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