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Fujimiya ryokan Kinosaki The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Review: Fujimiya Ryokan, Kinosaki Onsen

In the bustling onsen town of Kinosaki, the centrally-located ​but tucked away family-run Fujimiya ryokan ​offers just the right balance of ​traditional features and modern convenience.  ​It’s a fine example…

The Real Japan Meetup 2019 Kobe Rob Dyer

The Real Japan MeetUp 2019

​​The second annual The Real Japan MeetUp took place in Kobe on 30th November 2019.​ Despite an 11th hour ‘hitch’ (more about that below), it was another great ​opportunity to…

Kinosaki Onsen The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Hot Spring Hopping in Kinosaki Onsen

​Kinosaki Onsen is a 1300-year-old onsen (hot spring) ​village famous for its seven different public ​baths and charming atmosphere.  Onsen towns like Kinosaki encapsulate all that is attractive, enticing and rewarding…

ANA Experience Japan Fare The Real Japan

ANA Experience Japan Fare

​As part of their domestic flight service, ANA’s Experience Japan Fare is a great, cost-effective way to explore Japan by air. ​​​​All Nippon Airways, usually abbreviated to ANA, is the largest…

Secret Moments of Maikos Philippe Marinig The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Secret Moments of Maikos

​The allure and enigma of geisha, Japan’s professional female entertainers, is the subject of endless articles, haiku, Pinterest posts, YouTube videos, books and photographs. With the influx of tourists into Kyoto…

kayaking and trekking on Iriomote The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Kayaking and Trekking on Iriomote Island

​Tucked away in Japan’s remote Yaeyama Islands, wild Iriomote offers thrilling adventures in unspoiled mangrove jungles.  Iriomote is a untamed, subtropical island lying at the southwestern tip of Japan’s island chain. …