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[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....
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...