Tokyo Drift

Anyone, who loves a thriving city, shouldn’t miss an opportunity to visit Tokyo. After spending a week travelling south Japan, Tokyo was the last leg of our journey. It’s possible to see Tokyo in two days. Although, you might be left wanting for more. We stayed for a week in Tokyo, but I’ll try to…

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Arigato Kyoto

We spent out third and final day covering the Arashiyama-Sagano area. After a rather long day two, we preferred to keep it simple the next day. Although we had fewer places to cover, there was a reasonable amount of walking to be done. To get to Arashiyama, we took the JR Sagano line, from Kyoto…

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Chasing Red in Kyoto

Although, two days might be sufficient to cover Kyoto, staying longer won’t disappoint. We spent our second day covering the Northern Higashiyama area. You can catch a bus at the main depot, outside Kyoto station. Bear in mind, there are at least four Buddhist temples to visit. It’s advisable to wear easily removable footwear and…

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A walk through Japanese Art

 Manga Manga is, perhaps, one of the most famous Japanese art forms. Popular both locally and internationally; it’s hard to escape manga, when in Japan. There are entire stores dedicated to it – targeting a wide audience – with different genres. Over the years, manga has evolved from comic books into graphic novels. Some paperbacks…

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Two Left Fingers

 If you’re considering a trip to Japan, you might want to practice eating with ‘chopsticks’ prior to your visit. Although, larger (more modern) cities such as Tokyo and Osaka always offer an option of a fork and knife; it’s traditional towns (Nara) which might pose a problem. WikiHow offers you a step-by-step guide on chopstick etiquette. We…

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Perks of Getting Lost in Kyoto

The flip-side of not booking in advance, is that, you will never get to stay where you truly want. After Osaka (via Nara), we headed up north, to Kyoto. In the month of November, especially during autumn, everything’s packed or expensive. Our dreams of staying in a traditional Ryokan, in Kyoto, were crushed and we had to…

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Finding Wonderland in Nara

Nara does not feature on the popular tourist grid. Few international tourists choose to visit Nara – compared to Kyoto and Tokyo. But if you’re in Japan, a trip to Nara should definitely feature on your itinerary. What’s more, a day should be sufficient to see the major sights. Nara is conveniently connected to Kyoto and…

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Ohayou Gozaimasu Osaka!

    Two years later, but better than never, I finally begin to write about our trip to Japan. And I’m going to try my best to recall our experiences and retrace the route we followed. Japan is all about timing. While it might look beautiful in any season, the best seasons are autumn (autumn leaves…

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