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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How does two weeks in the Chugoku region in western Honshu sound? It's here where our next adventure begins. In order to make the most of that time, I have planned an ...

Hidden away deep inside one of Japan’s least explored regions, nestling between majestic mountains, and preserving an ages old tradition of living in harmony with the natural landscape, you’ll find ...

When thinking of seasonal travel in Japan, spring with its world-famous displays of sakura (cherry blossom), is usually the time of year that first comes to mind. However, autumn/fall in ...

Moerenuma Park in Sapporo is possibly the most incredible and breathtaking park in Japan. Designed by artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi, the vast park has a circumference of 3.7km ...

Is it safe to use free WiFi in Japan? Sounds like a simple enough question. After all, Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. Street crime is virtually ...

Nestling in the pristine mountainous interior of Honshu’s northernmost region is the magnificent Towada-Hachimantai National Park. The entire park offers extensive breathtaking displays of autumn leaves, but there’s plenty to keep ...

Sakura - cherry blossom - it's one of the iconic images of Japan, and spring, or haru, is a perfect time of year to travel in the country.  Across large ...

Even if you only have a passing interest, visiting a sumo tournament is a great way to spend an afternoon/evening. This iconic sport evolved from a religious ritual performed in Shinto ...