Beautiful lake surrounded by modern art – Lake Toya

Lake Toya is a huge lake in Hokkaido, with a few islands in the center formed from the volcanic activity prevalent in the area. One of the highlights, especially for travelers and tourists who don’t want to spend any money, is the free art that surrounds the whole lake. There seems to be up toContinue reading “Beautiful lake surrounded by modern art – Lake Toya”

Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Osaka

Just like Tokyo, Osaka has plenty of cheap and comfortable guesthouses and hostels.  We have chosen the friendliest, and the ones where you can meet people and get travel tips. Shin-Osaka Youth Hostel  A brand new youth hostel, right next to the Shinkansen station for Osaka.  Japanese and western style rooms available. Price: Dorms fromContinue reading “Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Osaka”

Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Kyoto

As Kyoto is mostly still a traditional place the guesthouses and hostels continue this style, while still offering low prices. Therefore most of these recommendations, but not all, will have rooms with traditional Tamami floors and futons.   Even if this does not sound appetising, just try it for one night! Backpackers Hostel K’s HouseContinue reading “Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Kyoto”

Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Tokyo

There are plenty of cheap guesthouses and hostels in Tokyo, including right in the center.  They are also a great places to meet people and pick up some traveling tips or recommendations.  Here are some of the best: Khaosan Hostels This well-known guesthouse chain has a variety of cheap and clean guesthouses in central locations.Continue reading “Top Guesthouses and Hostels in Tokyo”

Shimo Kitazawa

Shimo Kitazawa (しもきたざわ/下北沢) is a trendy place town with plenty of second-hand shops, bars, record shops, interesting fashions and nice cafes and restaurants.  It’s where all the cool, young people hang out! Budget travel tips The best way to experience Shimo Kitazawa is to walk around randomly and just soak it in.  The streets areContinue reading “Shimo Kitazawa”