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Yabo Tenmangū Shrine (FREE)

Guest post by M A McDonald Yabo Tenmangū Shrine (谷保天満宮) is this a beautiful Shinto shrine, a brief walk from Nambu Line’s Yaho Station. Founded in...

Shurijo Castle

Shurijo Castle Park (首里城公園) is a world heritage listed national park and castle near Naha city center. With spectalar views over the city’s downtown,...

Onigiri – quick 100 yen rice snacks

Onigiri, sometime known as 'rice balls' in the west, are a great snack or light lunch for budget travellers. Essentially a ball of rice covered in...

Cheap Sushi and Sashimi

Raw fish is something that has to be tried when visiting Japan. Even if the idea sounds odd, everyone should try it at least...

Mount Takao – cheap day hike from Tokyo

The cheapest and easiest to access mountain in Tokyo.  It really is a  great deal, as the 1 hour train ride only costs 380 yen....

Tokyo City Walk: Imperial Palace to Shibuya

A nice city walk from the political heart of Tokyo, via the swish neighbourhoods of Akasaka and Roppongi, then ending up in the hip areas...