Autumn Leaves Forecast 2017

It’s that time of the year again! The autumn leaves are coming out. It’s a great time to visit Japan, as most spots are free to visit. The Autumn colour season is also longer than the cherry blossom season, so there is no chance of missing out on the amazing views. Find out more aboutContinue reading “Autumn Leaves Forecast 2017”

Get out of the city in Nikko

Nikko is a perfect trip for nature-lovers looking to get out of the city. A direct train from Asakusa (express or local, depending on your budget) will take you to the National Park – comprising forests, mountains, waterfalls, lakes and plateaus – in about two hours. In the summer, it’s a great place to retreatContinue reading “Get out of the city in Nikko”

Sneak peak inside the new book

There it is! The new book delivered 😀 Now that everything is ready, my new travel book is ready to release on 22nd September. The brand new Super Cheap Japan book is the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan, full of the most useful, up-to-date information for a cheap holiday in Japan. With extensive tax-freeContinue reading “Sneak peak inside the new book”

Top 10 super cheap foods in Japan

This blog and my Japan book are all about saving you money on your holidays in Japan. Food, especially eating out, is one of the things that can really add to travel budgets, so here are the best foods to eat in Japan: 1) Cup noodles Fill up your belly for around $1, or even lessContinue reading “Top 10 super cheap foods in Japan”

10 amazing things not to forget about Japan

I recently came back to the wonderful land of Japan after a long break (think that’s a pretty good joke for those that know I broke my arm!). It was too long away! As I travelled around the country again, I was reminded about some of the best, most fascinating things about this country. ThisContinue reading “10 amazing things not to forget about Japan”

New book coming soon! Get the latest info

I have been working super hard on a super awesome new book for everyone 😀 It will be called Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas. I hope to have it released around September time! For more info see the book page and be sure to join us onContinue reading “New book coming soon! Get the latest info”

Traveling to Japan? Learn how to drink for less while eating out

Japan is a mysterious place that I believe everyone should check out at least once in their life. The beauty of the islands can bring almost a tear to one’s eye. But after seeing the sights of the day, there is a common theme that everyone loves to do in Japan. Go out to eat!Continue reading “Traveling to Japan? Learn how to drink for less while eating out”

Exploring Yanaka

Yanaka is a peaceful neighborhood that is perfect for a morning stroll and that rewards exploration. A straightforward walk from Ueno to Nippori will take you along quiet streets of undamaged pre-war buildings, quiet temples and an eclectic selection of contemporary artist’s studios and galleries. Most notable among them is the Asakura Museum of SculptureContinue reading “Exploring Yanaka”

Mount Fuji

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the view from the top of Mount Fuji has to be seen to be believed.  While it can get very busy, this will probably be your most memorable experience in Japan. It’s not too pricy to get there and the route up is easy to understand but challenging. ItContinue reading “Mount Fuji”