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CocoIchi Daisuki

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Hi there! はじめまして! I am a writer and designer, and I focus on budget travel in Japan. I have lived in and out of Japan for nearly a decade now and know all the tricks! Author of the new book Super Cheap Japan, the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan Sample or purchase: http://www.supercheapjapan.com/book/ Please use the link at the bottom of my site to contact me, if you would like to collaborate or would like me to write for you. よろしくお願いします!
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....
Koyasan is a secluded town south of Osaka, full of temples for people to stay in and view. I went here last week and had one of my holidays in Japan. This UNESCO World Heritage site is so stunning...
The picture says it all :D Did you enjoy the Super Cheap Japan book? If so, please write a review on the site you got it from. As it's a self-funded project, it would help me so much and be...
Japanese people are some of the worst English speakers in the world, so it's best the learn a few key phrases before you visit Japan. There will be times when you are trying to communicate with someone who has...
Recently I decided to team up with HelloTalk to promote my best-selling Super Cheap Japan book and to share with the world how awesome the app is! I started using it about 3 years ago when I left Japan...
Hakuba, a large village in Nagano prefecture, has a wide selection of ski slopes and resorts, plus hotels and hostels for all kinds of budgets. The season usually continues until early May, so visitors can come here during Golden...
If you are lucky enough to be in Japan in the holiday season, there are some stunning illuminations and displays in Osaka and Kyoto. While not quite as numerous or as crazy as in Tokyo, they are definitely worth checking them out...
Tokyo, while not really a religious city in comparison to many, has some really good 'illuminations' and 'light-up' displays around Christmas and New Year's. What makes Tokyo so great is that all the main shopping centers, malls and department stores...
The new Super Cheap Japan book is the ultimate guidebook for those traveling to Japan on a budget. Available across the world at retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository, it is a painstakingly researched book...
A walk through Jimbocho? I cannot think of any stroll, rain or shine, that a book lover would enjoy more. Jimbocho, Tokyo’s used book town, is easily accessed from Shinjuku via the Shinjuku subway line (toward 各停Moto-Yawata, Jimbocho Station, exit...