The Budget Traveller’s Guide to One Week in Osaka

Osaka will always hold a special place in my heart. It wasn't just the allure of visiting the 'Kitchen of Japan', there was something that went beyond the appeal of gourmet food. It was a connection to a city that sounded inviting, fun and the perfect balance of pop culture and history. Planning your first [...]

50 Best Places to Eat in Osaka

Welcome to Osaka, where all your food dreams come true at the 'Kitchen of Japan'. This sprawling city will never leave you with an empty stomach. Every way you turn there is some delicious meal to try. It's no doubt why I chose Osaka as the city to begin my Japan trip! I love Osaka [...]

The Budget Traveller’s Guide to One Week in Kyoto

Kyoto draws tourists from near and far to experience its old-world magic. Kyoto (literally meaning Capital City in Japanese) was the seat of power and religion for a long time in Japan. This is the place you come to see the splendour of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, imperial castles and the art of Geisha. [...]

50 Best Places to Eat in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most popular cities to visit gaining the attention of both Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Known as the 'temple city' there's endless sightseeing to do, with that you're probably going to work up a big appetite! Kyoto has much to offer with its culinary delights, like trying a traditional multi-course [...]

The Anime Lover’s Guide to Studio Ghibli Museum

It's no surprise to you that I'm a huge anime fan, and it was one of my main motivations to visit Japan. Japan's animation has brought something into this world, so magical and so special that I wanted to see the country that makes it. Spirited Away by Studio Ghibli was the first Japanese animation [...]