Summer is upon us and Japan has a host of things to do for budget tourists. We have compiled our list of the best free things to do. Enjoy! Tokyo Walk along Todoroki Valley Take a light walk along this hidden away...
Coming to Tokyo or Kyoto a little bit too late for the cherry blossoms? Maybe coming to Hokkaido is your solution. The season starts here from around mid-April to the end of the month. There are a host of...
Here are the latest Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) forecasts! It's one of the best times to visit Japan, when all sorts of people relax and drink under the trees. The timings seems to be later than last year, so you may have to...
What place do you think when you hear word of ‘Fuji’? Most people definitely will answer Mount Fuji as it’s also known as great magnificent one of a kind mountain, a pride symbol of Japan. But there are actually more...
By Tom Fay, author of Must-See Japan (blog: http://www.thomasfay.com) The undoubted culture capital of Japan, Kyoto is always high on the agenda for most visitors to the country. But with so many temples, shrines, gardens, historic buildings and other attractions...
Sushi is the one dish you have to try in Japan. You will soon find that even the cheapest sushi is of a better quality than most, of not all, of the sushi you can get back some. Recently...
Kyushu has a host of superb spots for autumn leaves, and these spots are usually quieter than in Tokyo or Kyoto. We have include some in or near the main cities, but also a few that require a short...
Omurice is a family favourite all over Japan, and has spread to become popular in countries such as Korea and Taiwan. It's a funny example of western inspired Japanese cuisine, being an omelette (omu) covering flavoured rice (raisu)! It may...
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 seaweed with a filling, they are easy to find and much healthier than western snacks like...