Japan is a country where ancient meets modern. Shinto shrines dating back hundreds of years are now dwarfed by skyscrapers. In these Japan tourist spots and other places, the contrasts are obvious. After first visiting Japan during the hanami (cherry blossom) season, I knew I had to return to see...
Want to see snow in Japan? Planning a skiing or snowboarding trip? Hakuba Ski Resort is one of Japan's best winter resorts and if you want to know where to stay in Hakuba, check out these cool Hakuba hotels. But first, here's a very cool video that will inspire...
Why would anyone feel the need to write about toilets? Well, when in a country like Japan and you get the sudden urge to go, you will need to be able to understand two basic essentials: where to find a toilet and how to use the toilet. Simple right?...
One of the best Japanese experiences is to visit a Japanese bath house. Westerners can feel very lost in Japan, more than anything because we cannot read kanji. A Japanese bath can be tricky but I have plenty of help while trying to determine which out of three pumps,...
If you're planning a trip to Japan to see the snow monkeys, you're probably picturing them in winter. Seeing those blessed little Japanese snow monkeys sitting in hot springs keeping their nether regions warm with ice and snow around them is very cute. But what you may not realise is you...
If you're spending 10 days in Japan or longer, you're most likely to visit Kyoto for a few days. If you ever fantasised about experiencing Japanese life like a local, there is an alternative to staying in a hotel, both in Kyoto and Tokyo now. A company that until now...
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