Less than 45 minutes by train from the buzzing centre of Osaka is the restful haven of Nanten-en ryokan in Amami.With its culturally significant architecture and enveloped in a beautifully-designed ...

One of the major considerations with travelling in Japan is the inscrutable Japanese language. A seemingly incomprehensible, often kaleidoscopic, barrage of cryptic symbols awaits the foreign traveller who doesn't speak or ...

With the world gradually opening up after the pandemic, there are opportunities to restart your life abroad once more. Of course, with so many countries across the globe to choose from, ...

You don't have to be an anime fan to have heard of Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. Even if the name doesn't ring a bell then one of their films probably ...

Ajinoya restaurant in Osaka is a must-try spot for anyone interested in okonomiyaki. The award-winning restaurant specialises in okonomiyaki and yakisoba dishes. Staff prepare, mix and then cook the food on ...

Wondering what to eat in Nagoya? Maybe you've heard travellers to Kyoto (where the cuisine is known for being close to its natural state) saying the flavours are maybe too ...

I love Osaka! It's full of spectacular places for sightseeing, but if you're looking for unique things to do in Osaka, those less-touristy experiences, then the great news is this ...

When it comes to rail travel in Japan most people will instantly think of the country's famous Japan Rail Pass. But it isn't always the best solution. Japan Rail also offer ...

Finally, after more than 2 years of being stuck outside the country, I've been granted a special visa to return with my wife to Japan. This is the longest period I've ...

Welcome to this Mobal SIM card review. So you're planning a trip to Japan and you're looking at the options for staying connected during your travels. Smart move.You'll want to be ...

Kyoto is a city rich in history. However, much of the physical evidence of that history has long since disappeared. It is also a deeply sacred place.With its narrow streets, ...

Akashi Kaikyo, the world's second longest suspension bridge, connects the island of Awaji with the city of Kobe. Most people haven't heard of the small island of Awaji. It can be ...