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    Packing for Japan: what you need to know and pack

    Exciting! You’re creating your packing list for Japan! I’m excited for you, honestly – I’d like to visit Japan again. And then again. I just fell in love with the country – and the food, a lot. There’s so much we didn’t get to try! Japan is quite a special place to go to. It’s quite its own world –…

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    Ryokan in Hakone with private onsen – the 7 best of 2022

    Staying in a ryokan with private onsen in Gora, Hakone, was one of the best experiences we had in Japan. There’s subtle luxury, traditional Japanese hospitality and culture, incredibly tasty food (kaiseki is something else when you’re in a ryokan)… there are just so many things that I loved about our experience! Whenever someone mentions wanting to go to Japan,…

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    Eating in Japan: how to not mess up the experience

    Just like everything else, eating in Japan comes with its very own rules and customs. If you break some of these rules, the Japanese might wince and just roll their eyes at the typical tourist, but some could be called food taboos and breaking them would be deeply offensive. So, it is a good idea to prepare a bit and…

  • View of Ginkaku-ji temple in Kyoto.

    Japan for beginners: Tips for your first time in Japan

    If it’s going to be your first time in Japan, get ready for quite the culture shock. Japan – a place of immense beauty and incredible culture. Where the newest advancements of technology meet the centuries-old traditions. It’s so different from the rest of the world! That’s why we’ve put together a sort of “Japan for beginners” article full of…

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    Tokyo 2 day itinerary: how to see and do the best things

    Tokyo is definitely a land of contrasts. There is so much to see and do, from ancient temples to modern skyscrapers! It’s hard to pick out what to do, so we have put together a complete Tokyo 2 day itinerary which would be perfect for first time visitors to get a good look and feel of the miracle that is…

  • A view of Itsukushima shrine on Miyajima island, Japan.

    7 unique and unforgettable experiences to add to your Japan bucket list

    Japan is all about amazing, unique and unforgettable bucket list experiences. 100% satisfaction is guaranteed even to the most seasoned travellers.Beauty, tranquillity and spirituality of temples and shrines that invite you to slow down and contemplate.The futuristic Shinkansen that whizzes you by the majestic Fuji at 250 km/h.The heavenly food that will send your taste buds to ecstasy.The amazing society…

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    Kyoto 2 day itinerary – explore the highlights in just 2 days

    Kyoto is undoubtedly the most beautiful Japanese city. Following our Kyoto 2 day itinerary will give you a chance to enjoy the magnificent temples, enchanting gardens, the many Unesco World Heritage sites, and so much more! With so many things to choose from (there are 1600 temples and shrines in Kyoto!) and just 2 days to enjoy it all, it’s…