Japan Rail Pass (Click here to buy JR Pass) is one of the best deals you can get your hands on if you are going to visit Japan. In this post I will explain why JR Pass is so good, how to choose the right one, and how to order it.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Decks
Tokyo doesn’t lack observation decks and platforms. There are many popular places where you can have a look at Tokyo from above, but did you know that you actually don’t need to pay to get a good view down on the city?
Robot Restaurant in Tokyo (insane)
The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo. Sensory overload is the first thing that comes to my mind when trying to describe this experience. The robot restaurant experience is one of the weirdest and craziest experiences you can have in Tokyo if you ask me. Discounted Tickets for Robot Restaurant I had read about it, heard about …
8 flavor ice cream in Tokyo (gigantic)
In Tokyos “nerd paradise”, the shopping center Nakano Broadway, you can have a gigantic 8 flavor ice cream. Not only is it huge, but it has 8 different tastes and colors.
Visiting Japan on a Budget (incl sample budget)
Yes, it is possible to visit japan on a budget. Japan is wrongfully known for being an expensive vacation destination. In this post I will try to make a sample budget for a vacation in Japan. The numbers are roughly based on my own experience and the expenses I’ve had in connection with my own …
Himeji Castle, also called “White Heron Castle”, is the most visited castle in Japan. In 2015 Himeji Castle was visited by almost 3 million people. That is a really impressive number of visitors. So after seeing a few photos online we didn’t hesitate to get of our Shinkansen train in Himeji, when we were transferring …
Engyo-ji temple on Mount Shosha
Engyo-ji was one of my favorite spots when we visited Himeji, so I want to share this little tip with you. Located just outside Himeji city, Engyo-ji temple makes a perfect half-day side trip and can easily follow your mandatory visit to Himeji castle. We didn’t really know what to expect when we got on …
Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu
Ritsurin Garden in the city of Takamatsu is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Japan, and when you’ve been there yourself, you won’t question why! The park itself, which covers an incredible 750,000 m2 (8,000,000 sqft), is designated as a “Special Place of Scenic Beauty”, which is a designation given by the Japanese government …
How To Take a Bus in Japan
You wouldn’t think that taking the bus should be one of the more confusing parts of your trip around Japan, but if it is the first time you board a public Japanese bus you may be surprised by these 5 things: