Many thanks to Kinokuniya for adding Super Cheap Japan to their bookshelves! It's the No.1 chain in Japan and also has stores across the world in countries such as Malaysia and Singapore, so it means a lot. Check out...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LWloq-pwAU] Jon Bear is a great new video blogger, and a man already known for producing super professional videos about traveling in Japan. My first book, Super Cheap Japan, has been featured in his new video about how to...
In Osaka for the cherry blossom season this year? While Osaka may not have as many parks or shrines as Kyoto or Tokyo where you can enjoy the Sakura season, it still has plenty of spots. As with most...
Here are the best places for cherry blossom viewing, also known as 'hanami', in Japan: Ueno Park A huge park with seemingly hundreds of cherry blossom trees.  Very, very busy, but great atmosphere. Ueno travel guide More in Tokyo Himeji Castle Himeji Castle is breath-taking...
There are so many great places to see cherry blossoms in Kyoto, so here are some of our highlights! You could save some money and walk between them all, so use our Google Map below or circle them on...
Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) season is one of the best times to visit Japan, when all sorts of people relax and drink under the trees. Try to allow some flexibility in your holiday schedule, as the actual timings can change....

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