Our first stop on our trip around the world was Hong Kong. I had never been there even though it is only a 4-hour flight away from Japan and it can be reached quite cheaply using LCCs like Hong Kong Express. And the first thing I wanted to do in Hong Kong was a walking […]
Do you want to travel around the world for a year? Using this post you will get a list of 50 RTW travel planning tasks to complete. From 1 year before your trip all the way to the day before you start on your RTW adventure.
This post includes a printable with all 50 tasks!
My first and only day trip to Nikko was 3 years ago. It was my first day trip with Taka and the first time I got out of Tokyo after arriving there 2 months earlier to work at a Japanese IT consulting company. The trip has been a fond memory ever since, and I feel […]
The first clear drink I came across in Japan was Yogurina a clear yogurt drink. I thought it was strange to have a bottle that looks like water but tastes like yogurt, but it got me curious (which is probably the whole point of making a yogurt drink look like water). So I bought a […]
If you are considering a one year trip around the world, then you have come to the right place. If your most burning question is ‘I want to travel the world. Where do I start?’ Then this post is for you. If you aren’t quite there yet and are wondering what the benefits of a […]
In May of 2018, I made my fourth trip to the Fuji Five Lakes. This area located in Yamanashi Prefecture lies 2 hours east of Tokyo and is a perfect day trip destination. If you want to read more about Japan travel head over to the Japan Travel Blog. If you were looking for day […]
Visiting an Onsen (a Japanese Hot Spring) should be on every visitor’s Japan bucket list. The Japanese hot springs are famous for its healing powers and long tradition similar to the Roman baths. There are areas in Japan that are famous for its Onsen waters which are pumped up from sometimes hundreds of meters below […]
At some point during your stay in Tokyo you are going to visit Tokyo Station, at least I hope you will because it is a great place to visit and on my five days in Tokyo to do list. So, even if you aren’t arriving or departing from Tokyo Station, plan a visit to see […]
When I was studying in Osaka for ten months, my parents came to visit, and we traveled Japan for three weeks. But even before that, I had already explored Tokyo and also the Kanto area (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe) excessively. Since I came to live in Tokyo three years ago, I took even more […]
Out of the many Onsen towns all over Japan, Ikaho Onsen is probably one of the most underappreciated by foreign tourists. In my opinion, and after visiting countless Onsen over the years, Ikaho Onsen is one of the best Onsen in Japan. Let me convince you. In this post, I will give you all the […]