Things to Do in Okayama Prefecture – Our Okayama Japan Guide

Let’s talk about things to do in Okayama Japan. When most travelers plan their Japan trip, they think mostly of places like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. These are all great Japan destinations to be sure, but few travelers have discovered all the Okayama attractions on offer. With Hiroshima to the west and Osaka and Kyoto […]

Arashiyama Itinerary: Where to Stay & Things to Do in Arashiyama Kyoto

The district of Arashiyama in Kyoto is a magical place. You’ll find beautiful temples, quiet gardens, and the famously photogenic Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. These are just a few of the many things to do in Arashiyama. Read on for what to do in Arashiyama, as well as tips on food, weather, getting around, the best […]

Japan in Winter – 13 Things to Do, See & Eat During Winter in Japan

Winter in Japan. Like every season in this amazing country, Japanese winter has its own specific sights, smells, and sounds. Here’s what to see, do and when visiting Japan in winter. What to Do, See, and Eat During Winter in Japan I’ll be honest: winter is not our family’s favorite season. Indeed, after leaving our […]

The Kyoto Railway Museum – The Trainspotter’s Museum in Kyoto

The Kyoto Railway Museum is one of the newest and most interesting museums in Kyoto. Sure, you may have come to Kyoto for the temples and shrines. But the train museum in Kyoto is one of the best of its kind in the world. If you have time and interest in trains, then this may […]

Best Hakone Ryokan with Private Onsen – Your Own Hakone Hot Springs

Looking for the best Ryokan Hakone can offer? Interested in trying hot springs in Japan but want a little privacy? Let us point you to some of the best ryokan in Hakone with private onsen. For many people traveling in Japan, finding where to stay in Hakone means finding a hot spring with private tubs. […]

Best Family Hotels in Tokyo – Japan Travel with Kids

Finding where to stay in Tokyo — especially finding the best hotels in Tokyo for families and groups— can be tough. Many of the best Tokyo hotels have small rooms and/or single beds. In fact, even some of the best Tokyo hotels in Ginza, Shibuya, Asakusa, and other popular areas don’t have family rooms or […]

Ryokan in Tokyo: The Best Tokyo Ryokan with Private Onsen & Without

Looking for the best ryokan Tokyo can offer? Staying at a Tokyo ryokan hotel can be one of the most interesting experiences you have in Japan. Kyoto ryokan may be the most famous, but some of the best ryokan in Tokyo are just as appealing. Not only that, but the Tokyo ryokan hotel experience can […]

Tokyo for Kids! Things to Do in Tokyo with Kids – Tokyo Travel Blog

Tokyo travel blog: what are the best things to do in Tokyo with kids? If visiting Japan with kids isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. I lived in Tokyo for 13 years. My kids were born there, and we return regularly (now in Osaka). And I can tell you that there are more […]

How, Why & Where to Buy Tokyo Robot Restaurant Tickets 2020

Wondering what to expect if you buy Tokyo Robot Restaurant tickets? Well, there are mechanical dinosaurs. There are chrome-plated saxophonists. Don’t forget the video-game phantasms, golden-snail lounge chairs, kaleidoscopic lighting, bikini-clad drummers, and oh, yeah…robots. The Tokyo Robot Restaurant is one of the craziest things to do in Tokyo, and we’re here to tell you […]

What to Do in Yokohama – Things to Do at Yokohama Bay Area

Not enough people are looking for what to do in Yokohama. Lots of people visit Tokyo without realizing that there are so many fun things to do at Yokohama Bay and nearby! Here you’ll find both well-known Yokohama attractions and more. We highly recommend making a day trip to Yokohama from Tokyo or even staying […]