Kyoto Itinerary – A Perfect 4 Day Itinerary for First Timers

This Kyoto itinerary is perfect for first-time visitors to Japan. Here, Geishas scurry through the winding alleyways of Gion as they hurry from one appointment to another. As you meander through Kyoto’s backstreets, you can hear an array of mysterious sounds coming from the citys countless temples. Listen on as Buddhist monks hum and chant … Read more

What to Eat in Japan if You Don’t Like Fish [2021 Guide]

What to eat in Japan if you don’t like fish? Don’t worry. The options are less limiting than you may think. When you first arrive in Japan, navigating menus and restaurants can be overwhelming if you are a non-seafood eater. Everything seems to contain fish. Even things that should not typically contain seafood seem to … Read more

48 Hour Nara Itinerary

Reflecting back on my 2015 solo cross-country trip through Japan, I realised that I never really gave the country and the various stopping points that I visited the write-up that they deserved and so, I am doing so now with this Nara itinerary. Situated in Japan’s Kansai region, Nara is an old, historic city that … Read more

A Suggested 48 Hour Fukuoka Itinerary

Fukuoka is a large and bustling harbour city in Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu. Fukuoka isn’t the usual choice of cities to visit during a trip to the land of the Rising Sun but it is certainly a worthwhile addition to your Japan itinerary – particularly if you enjoy immersing yourself in the local culture … Read more

Why Japan is Perfect for Solo Female Travellers

When choosing a suitable destination to travel to as a solo female, Japan may not be the first place that springs to mind, and that isn’t for any derogatory reason, but simply because there is not enough information out there about precisely how female friendly Japan actually is. Solo female travelers, particularly first timers or relatively inexperienced … Read more

Osaka Itinerary: How to Spend a Day or Two in Osaka

Osaka itinerary; I loved Osaka. It was kind of like Tokyo’s sassy punky little sister – where Tokyo can be glamorous and reserved, Osaka is brash and loud – it has character. Like the Italian South in contrast to its Northern counterparts, Osaka is also a foodies’ paradise. Dubbed “the nation’s kitchen”, there are a … Read more