Your Ultimate 2 Days Osaka Itinerary – The best things to see in Osaka in 2 days

Osaka 2 days itinerary, Osaka castle in spring

Osaka became my absolute favorite city in Japan. Even though we didn’t have much time to spend there (At first, we thought we could just spend 2 days in Osaka). Basically, we had to come up with an Osaka itinerary 2 days. However, as life sometimes plays, we would return to Osaka just one week later … Read more Your Ultimate 2 Days Osaka Itinerary – The best things to see in Osaka in 2 days

Magical Nara – Day Trip to the amazing City of Deer in Japan

Nara- the city of deer in japan vicki viaja

A Nara day trip is perfect for everyone staying in Kyoto or Osaka as this cute small town is located between those popular Japanese towns. (Well, apparantly, Nara is not that small but it leaves you with the impression of being a small town) Besides the usual (temples) you can find here mainly one thing: … Read more Magical Nara – Day Trip to the amazing City of Deer in Japan

The Ultimate Top 10 Japanese Foods – The most Delicious dishes in Japan

Top 10 Japanese Foods, delicious dishes in Japan

Japan is famous for its unusual food ideas. Most probably you have already heard of the most typical Japanese dishes such as Sushi and Ramen – That’s why we haven’t included them in our Top 10 Japanese Foods List. During our time in Japan, we tried a lot of different things we haven’t heard of … Read more The Ultimate Top 10 Japanese Foods – The most Delicious dishes in Japan

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

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!) 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 – 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