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Itinerary Guides Kyoto

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…

Anime Sightseeing Things to Do in Japan Tokyo

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…

Itinerary Guides Planning Things to Do in Japan Tokyo

The Budget Traveller’s Guide to One Week in Tokyo

We have heard this city being sung about in songs, seen it star in so many movies, and lavish the cover of many travel books. Tokyo is a profound city with a fusion of new and old, millions of people rushing through its train stations every day and home to…

Culture In Japan Planning Things to Do in Japan

11 Myths Busted About Travelling to Japan

I love Japan because of it’s crazy, quirky clash of traditional and modern. Japan is not like any other country I’ve been to and because of that, there are many myths surrounding what it’s like to travel to Japan. When you have a country like Japan that has so much…

How to Create A Japan Travel Budget
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Step 6: How to Create a Japan Travel Budget

Creating a Japan Travel Budget is an essential step that you must do before getting to the country. For me, the budget is a culmination of all my research and planning for my trip, so I actually find it quite fun! Take this time to sit down and write down…

Discounts & Passes for Japan
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Step 5: Discounts and Passes for Japan 2018 Guide

When I was planning my trip I spent a lot of my time looking for discounts and passes for the cities I was staying in. It saved me money in the long run because I didn’t need to buy a 21 day Japan Rail Pass, I only needed a 14…

What is the best accommodation in Japan
Accommodation Budgeting Planning

Step 4: What is the best accommodation in Japan?

It’s time to pick a place to stay but what is the best accommodation in Japan? Luckily Japan has so many different types of accommodation on offer to suit all budgets. When you’re planning it’s always good to look at all options, especially in peak seasons if accommodation is booking…

Culture Kyoto Things to Do in Japan

How to Rent a Kimono and Take the Best Photos at Fushimi Inari Taisha

If you are like me then you have probably watched Memoirs of Geisha one too many times and have imagined yourself dressed in beautiful silk and entertaining a large group of Japanese businessman (Ok – maybe not the last bit). To me wearing a kimono or seeing a geisha in…

Kobe Things to Do in Japan

How To Have a Perfect Date in Kobe, Japan

Kobe is a seaside city located in Hyogo prefecture and is most importantly the home of the famous Kobe beef. Many people overlook Kobe as a destination for their trip, thinking that all there is to see is beef restaurants. Kobe is a great day trip from Osaka or Kyoto.…

How to Book Flights
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Step 3: How to Book Your Flights to Japan: My Advice for Cheap Flights & Japan Visa

Ok so you’ve made your Japan Bucket List and you’ve picked when you’re going to visit, the next big thing is to book those flights and get your Japan visa baby! I remember when my boyfriend surprised me with the good news that he was able to get time off…