Best things to do in Koyasan – Sacred place in Japan

Things to do in Koyasan, Japan, Graveyard, Nature

Koyasan, Japan is a small sleepy town in Wakayama Prefecture, south of Osaka. Actually, the name Koya-san actually refers to Mount Koya, however, the name is now also used for this stunning region of the temples. It is home to about 600 monks and is the center of Shingon Buddhism. Many consider this little-known place … Read more Best things to do in Koyasan – Sacred place in Japan

Your ultimate Kyoto 2 Days Itinerary to the best sights and top 5 temples in Kyoto

Kyoto Temples, Best traditional Japanese Temples in Kyoto

Kyoto is definitely one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Japan. As the cultural capital of the country, this city should definitely be part of every Japan trip. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Kyoto. Kyoto is full of incredible sights and temples. For this reason, in this post, we … Read more Your ultimate Kyoto 2 Days Itinerary to the best sights and top 5 temples in Kyoto

The Iwatayama Monkey Park in Kyoto – An amazing place to see Snow Monkeys in Kyoto

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Without any doubt. The Iwatayama Monkey Park in Kyoto was my absolute highlight of our visit to Kyoto.  For everyone that is an animal lover, this is a great place to visit besides the wonderful temples of Kyoto. In this article, you can find out everything you need to know about visiting the Iwatayama Monkey … Read more The Iwatayama Monkey Park in Kyoto – An amazing place to see Snow Monkeys 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!) The Nakasendo Way is a hiking path leading you from Kyoto to Tokyo, which usually takes around 11 Days. One of the most popular hikes … Read more Hiking in Magome and Tsumago – The Magome Tsumago Trail

Your Ultimate Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days – Your budget-friendly guide on 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). Besides telling you what to see in Tokyo, we will also give you a little insight into our personal experience visiting this Japanese … Read more Your Ultimate Tokyo Itinerary 7 Days – Your budget-friendly guide on 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