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Tokyo is fantastic! And not as expensive as everyone says it is if you do it on a budget. You can get cheap food everywhere. It would help a lot if you familiarise yourself with as much Japaneese food as you can before you go there so you know what things are and you don't have to ask too much if you don't speak …
Kyoto is the former capital of Japan and, according to many sources, the most beautiful city in the whole country. Despite this, it is not necessarily very easy to navigate so you will generally have to dig deeper than usual to find the most beautiful and spiritual places, but it is definitely worth it. The city is …
The capital city of Hokkaido prefecture, Sapporo is your gateway to Japan's wilderness and nature-inspired attractions and activities. As it's totally an escape from the urban jungle of most Japanese cities, Sapporo itself is a modern-day, world-class destination -- but more relaxing and laid back. Hokkaido, the second …
Although most people only know Hiroshima for the tragic bombing that took place back in August 1945, the modern version of Hiroshima is quite cosmopolitan and charming. The city has a great nightlife, good food, and a population of approximately 1.2 million people. Most people travel to Hiroshima via airplanes or …
Yokohama is one of those cities where you'd best leave your travel guide untouched, as its real charm lies almost purely in exploring the fantastic neighbourhoods -- the travel guide will probably try to lure you into second-grade temples and an average inner city. Ok, admittedly the waterfront is a stunner, especially …
Nagoya is frequently overlooked by travelers, which is a crying shame! The city itself is nice enough to spend a day wandering around to see its castles and shrines, the super modern downtown, or maybe even a visit to the zoo. But what actually makes it a prime tourist spot are that it is a perfect base for trips to …
Nozawa Onsen is one of the most well-known winter sports destinations in Japan. located about an hour and a half from Nagano (host to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games) and four hours from Tokyo. At the altitude of just one thousand six hundred fifty meters above sea level, Nozawa Onsen has a reasonable climate. Nozawa …
Famous for its magnificent park and the buildings and the peculiarities that lie within it, Nara City is a day-tripper's dream destination. Whether you are a soul-searching solo traveler, a couple looking for a romantic stroll through the trees, or a family looking to please parents whilst keeping the children …
The number of hostels in Nagano is one of the reasons why many backpackers and weekend travelers choose the city among others. Aside from the fact that it is a great destination to experience Japan's picturesque landscape and scenery, Nagano is absolutely a backpacker-friendly destination. Likewise, these Nagano …
Kyoto doesn't have the monopoly when it comes to cultural Japan; there are more places to travel in the Land of the Rising Sun for those who want to learn and get a glimpse of Japan's heritage and past. One of them is the city of Nikko in Tochigi prefecture, one hundred forty kilometers from the capital city of Tokyo …
Fujikawaguchiko, located between Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, is easily accessible by car, train, or bus from popular destinations such as Kyoto, Osaka, or Toyko. The town is extremely famous within Japan, as it resides at the base of Mount Fuji and on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi. The town is often used as a base camp …
Osaka is the second-largest city in Japan with over 17 million people, and is divided to 24 "wards", of which the most notable ones are Kita, the new city center, and Minami, which is the traditional and cultural center of the city. Many things are very different from other places in Japan, English language is scarce …
Fukuoka hostels are in surprisingly high supply considering there is hardly any tourism in town -- at least not of the type that would stay in a dorm. And well, apart from that one week a year when sumo shakes the ground. So who stays? Well, there is a bit of transiting going on with a lot of the overland buses from …
The mega-city of Tokyo is divided into several suburbs, which are almost cities themselves. You can find a wide range of Tokyo hostel options in every suburb and you may want to choose a hostel which is close to whatever you are interested in since traveling from one suburb to another can take some time. Hostels in the …
Himeji is one of Japan's historical and cultural destinations, famous for Himeji Castle -- the three-tiered feudal castle and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions include the nearby Kokoen Garden and Mount Shosha, a mountain temple as seen in the Hollywood movie, "The Last Samurai." If you are on a cultural …
As the capital of Okinawa, Naha has a population of about 700,000 people. It was founded in 1921 and is situated in the Ryukyu Islands—more accurately Okinawa Island which is the largest one in the archipelago. Naha has it's own airport, and is a very busy travel destination for the Japanese people during …
Kamakura is one of Japan's top cultural destinations -- it's a great place to visit if you want to experience old Japan but can't find time to travel far from Tokyo. All you've got to do is travel south, and in an hour, you will arrive in a new setting reminiscent of ancient Japan -- Kamakura. Amidst urban cities in …
Otaru is an historic port city around forty kilometers northwest of Sapporo, on the Japanese Island of Hokkaido. This is a beautiful Japanese city to visit at any time of year and is worth a couple of days of exploring. The main city of Otaru is very walkable -- most attractions are within a thirty-minute walk of the …
Narita is well known by tourists visiting Japan as the location of one of Tokyo's largest airports. But it's far from being only that. Once in the historical city center of Narita you will find yourself in a favorite weekend destination for Tokyo residents. You can easily spend a few days there yourself. While …