The absolute best Top 5 Temples in Kyoto – Traditional Highlights in Japan

Kyoto Temples, Best traditional Japanese Temples in Kyoto

Kyoto surely is a breathtaking city and there are so many things to see in Kyoto. We stayed in this amazing town for about four days and still have the feeling that there is so much left to see. Besides the Iwatayama Monkey Park and the famous Geisha District, that you both shouldn’t miss out, … Read more The absolute best Top 5 Temples in Kyoto – Traditional Highlights in Japan

The Iwatayama Monkey Park in Kyoto

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Without any doubt. The Iwatayama Monkey Park in Kyoto was my absolute highlight of our visit in Kyoto.  For everyone that is an animal lover this is a great place to visit besides the wonderful temples of Kyoto. This is a great way to see snow monkeys in Japan without having to visit Hokkaido. Admission … Read more The Iwatayama Monkey Park in Kyoto

Things to do in Kanazawa & Itinerary – Terrific Samurai Town in Japan

During ancient times, Kanazawa used to be an important city in Japan. Sadly today, many people skip this beautiful place, which is the capital of the Ishikawa Prefecture. In the following you can find the best things to do in Kanazawa and great points of interest that you can add to your Kanazawa Itinerary. Of … Read more Things to do in Kanazawa & Itinerary – Terrific Samurai Town in Japan

Sake Tasting and Temples in Takayama

Hida Takayama, What to do in Takayama, Japan

Takayama is a cute and cozy little town located in the heart of the Japanese Alps in the Gifu Prefecture, around 115 km away from Kanazawa. Definitely, a place to relax, have nice walks and enjoy traditional Japanese architecture. Takayama facts Also known as Hida-Takayama to differ from other Takayamas around Japan Takayama can be … Read more Sake Tasting and Temples in Takayama

Exploring Ogimachi – A Day Trip to Shirakawago

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Welcome to our little Shirakawago Tour. Shirakawago is a region around 75 km away from Kanazawa. The most famous village of Shirakawago is Ogimachi. When walking through the streets here, you could even think that somehow you ended up in Scandinavia instead or traveled back in time. Shirakawago Facts Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site … Read more Exploring Ogimachi – A Day Trip to Shirakawago

The Castle of Matsumoto – The fascinating Crow Castle in Japan

The Castle of Matsumoto, Japanese castle, crow castle

Matsumoto is a city located in the Nagano Prefecture in the center of the Japanese main island Honshu. It is famous for its huge castle that is located in the city center. It’s said to be the second biggest castle in Japan and is listed as a National Treasure of Japan. The city is surrounded … Read more The Castle of Matsumoto – The fascinating Crow Castle in Japan

Hiking in Magome and Tsumago – The Magome Tsumago Trail

Magome Tsumago Hiking Trail, Japan, Japanese Alps

If you are planning a trip to Japan and you love hiking you most probably heard of the Nakasendo Trail or Nakasendo Way before. (If not, then it’s about time now!) The Nakasendo Way is a hike from Kyoto to Tokyo, which usually takes around 11 Days. One of the most popular hikes along the … Read more Hiking in Magome and Tsumago – The Magome Tsumago Trail

Your Ultimate Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days – How to spend One week in Tokyo

One week in Tokyo, 7 Days Itinerary

Welcome to our Tokyo Itinerary 7 days. In this article, you will find the Ultimate list of unmissable things you definitely should see when spending one week in Tokyo (on a budget). But before I’ll tell you what to do when spending one week in Tokyo, I will explain a bit about our personal experiences … Read more Your Ultimate Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days – How to spend One week in Tokyo

Guide to an amazing Day Trip to Kamakura and Zushi from Tokyo

Day Trip to Kamakura and Zushi from Tokyo, Big Buddha

Kamakura is a little town around 50 km from Tokyo. It’s famous for its well-preserved temples and shrines from different periods but also for its black-sand beach. But also everyone that likes hiking will enjoy a day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo. Fun Fact: From 1185 to 1333 Kamakura was even the seat of the … Read more Guide to an amazing Day Trip to Kamakura and Zushi from Tokyo