Travelers are experiencing a growing interest for Nikko and it’s completely normal. This city in Tochigi Prefecture has a natural charm and is located in an area rich in culture and history surrounded by surprising natural landscapes. So, is Nikko worth it? Yes, Nikko is worth it for people looking… Read More »Is Nikko Worth Visiting in Japan?
If you’re planning to visit Fushimi Inari shrine, which is one of the most amazing places in Kyoto by the way, you probably want to know what else is there to see and do around this shrine. And you won’t be disappointed because there is so much to see in… Read More »What to do Around Fushimi Inari Shrine? (with pictures)
If you’re looking at all the unusual things you can try while in Japan, you probably saw some people talking about these funny little pods called capsule hotels. Usually cheaper than a regular hotel room, we are inevitably tempted to try this uncommon experience, but what happens if you’re traveling… Read More »Can Children Stay in Capsule Hotels?
In Japan, there’s a consumption tax of 10% (since October 2019), or 8% for some items, that can be exempted under certain conditions. This can be a great deal for tourists that are leaving Japan in less than 6 months after their arrival. Everything is so different in Japan that… Read More »Can I Open Tax Free Items in Japan? A Quick And Helpful Guide
One of the most asked questions when preparing a trip to Japan concerns what should you pack for Japan. I’ve seen lots of good answers, but I noticed that most of the time there was something missing: the travel adapters. Of course, not all tourists will need one because Japanese… Read More »Do I Need an Adapter in Japan? All That You Need to Know
When traveling overseas, and specially for the first time, you might ask yourself some basic questions like “Is the tap water in Japan safe to drink?“. It’s true that most people only think of the places to visit and what to see, but when you know ahead that you are… Read More »Is Japanese Tap Water Safe to Drink?
If you’re thinking about learning Japanese or if you are just curious about the Japanese culture, you probably already asked yourself this question about the Japanese language. Other than the rather complex characters that make this exotic language, the next thing that we notice is the direction of writing. And… Read More »Is Japanese Written Left to Right or Top to Bottom?
Have you ever wondered why Japanese don’t wear shoes inside? Well I did. And it’s funny because I’ve always seen in anime people taking off their shoes all the time and I didn’t understand why they did it. I mean, it’s kind of normal to take your shoes at home,… Read More »The Real Reason Why Japanese Don’t Wear Shoes Inside
Japan is a country with strict rules regarding medicine, even when we’re talking about over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. There are several medicines that are allowed in the United States, and in other countries in the world, that are not allowed in Japan. This can be a huge issue for tourists that… Read More »Can I Take Paracetamol And Other OTC Medicines to Japan?
For those of you who are fans of horror movies like The Forest, you might want to visit one of the most famous Japanese forests: the Aokigahara Forest (青木ヶ原) also called the Sea of Trees (樹海). The Aokigahara forest is located at the base of Mount Fuji, but it’s not… Read More »How to get to Aokigahara Forest from Tokyo?