Kobe

Kobe (神戸) is a stylish city not far from Kyoto and Osaka, that is known as one of the first ports in Japan to open up to foreigners.  It therefore has lots of unique architecture for a Japanese city, making for an interesting, cheap trip.  For budget travelers Kobe can all be done in a oneContinue reading “Kobe”

JR Yokohama-Minatomirai Rail Pass

The Yokohama-Minatomirai Pass is great if you are going for a day trip to Yokohama.  It provides one day of unlimited travel on the main train lines in Yokohama for tourist and shopping destinations. What does it cost? One Day Pass: Adults 520 yen, Children 260 yen. When can I use it? Anytime. Is it worthContinue reading “JR Yokohama-Minatomirai Rail Pass”

Yokohama

Yokohama (よこはま/横浜) is the second largest city in Japan and only 30 minutes from Tokyo. The city has a rich history of foreign culture and trade, and is really worth a day trip from Tokyo. Top tips It’s possible to spend most of your time just walking around, as it’s such an interesting city.  GetContinue reading “Yokohama”