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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.

Discover amazing attractions within Chubu region of Japan via the Takayama-Hokuriku Area JR Tourist Pass 🚆! Did you know Central Japan (also known as the Chubu and Hokuriku region) is made up of nine prefectures? Namely Nagano, Niigata, Gifu, Toyama,...
Staying in Tokyo capsule hotels doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice comfort and style! Here are 11 inexpensive accommodations in Tokyo you can slide into for a cosy night’s rest. I'm a firm believer that capsule hotels are some...
Can't wait to get our hands on Iwate's award-winning beef 😋 Compared to the ever-popular tourist destination of Hokkaido, many people may not have heard of Iwate Prefecture. And what a waste because it offers gorgeous views of the coastlines, famous...
Theme parks are essential to any Japan itinerary — but if you only have time to visit ONE, read this guide for a better idea! We've visited Universal Studios Japan (USJ), Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea on separate trips, and...
If these virtual tours don't quench your thirst for adventure, look out for a chance to win a 2D1N staycation worth S$1,000 at the end! Yes, I get it. We're all itching to travel. One of the things I miss most...
The perfect guide for first-timers to the South Tohoku region in Japan — discover traditional local culture, rejuvenating onsens, and some of the finest sake you’ll ever taste! A 1.5-hour train ride from Tokyo, Tohoku might sound unfamiliar to most....
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 been a strange year. After everything...
1-for-1 flash deals, promo codes, and other exclusive deals for those travelling to Taiwan, Japan or Korea this year-end! First it was Korea, then Japan and finally, Taiwan opened its borders on 13 October. Stretch out those fingers — now...
No trip to Japan is complete without a relaxing dip in an onsen or hot spring, and one of the best places in the country that’s been overlooked is Beppu city, located in the Oita Prefecture. Beppu is known for...
An underexplored countryside escape from the usual tourist cities in Japan. After a week in Hokuriku, surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes and coastal views, I definitely feel more recharged. Located by the Sea of Japan, Hokuriku is an under-the-radar destination that's...
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 Apartments TL;DR: - Great for groups of 4–5 friends -...
These cool Japan accommodations are reason enough to visit — you could stay in a century-old ryokan a night and a modern capsule hotel the next! Photo credit: Rakuten Travel During our trip to Niigata prefecture in Japan, we got...
This is how you can extract that tender Ghibli happiness for your trip to Tokyo, without involving anything directly Ghibli-themed. Ghibli is about that feeling. Think its mesmerising portrayal of our world, mystical yet recognisable. Its poignantly moving soundtracks (glory...
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 to bits but if I had...
A Japan itinerary for travellers looking for new gems in Tokyo. To me, Tokyo is Japan’s neon source of endless inspiration. People say it's over-glorified, but I always stumble upon something that opens my eyes while I'm there. Whether it...
Easily accessible from Osaka via rail, San’in and Sanyo are hidden gems in plain sight. You might know that Japan has 47 prefectures, but we bet you didn't know you could ride camels across sand dunes and walk through 300-million-year-old...
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...
Gotta catch 'em flights, Pokémon! Update 4 Oct 2022: Scoot will be increasing flights on the Pikachu Jet, including two new routes via Taipei from November. Photo credit: Scoot If you're planning to visit Seoul or Tokyo later this year, you...
"Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway." I'm not ashamed to admit that I brainstorm travel outfit ideas weeks before an upcoming trip. There's just something extra special about being in a foreign country. No one...
Staying in a traditional ryokan and visiting Mt Fuji are two of the most quintessential experiences when travelling to Japan. Photo credit: Klook While most travellers visit Mt Fuji on a day trip from Tokyo, the Fuji area is worth a...

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