Almost every western tourist does a small research before traveling to a country that has huge cultural differences like Japan. And often, you come across some useful information regarding common mistakes that foreigners make when visiting a country different from their own. Blowing your nose, for example, seems to be… Read More »Why Don’t Japanese Blow Their Nose?
When you want to establish your exact itinerary for Japan, you will probably hesitate between some cities. One common example is the city of Hiroshima. This particular city seems interesting to visit and everyone talks about it, but it is not really located on your way between the top three… Read More »Is Hiroshima Worth Visiting?
Choosing where to sleep in Japan, usually requires a lot of planning and budgeting, and sometimes we don’t know exactly what our options are. Hotels are the obvious option in terms of accommodation, but what about Airbnb? Depending on where you’re from, you might be more or less used to… Read More »Is Airbnb Cheaper Than Hotels in Japan?
If you already started to figure out your itinerary for Japan, you have certainly come across some information about Miyajima island and the famous Itsukushima Torii (the huge red gate that’s floating on the water). It usually takes at least 40 minutes to get to the island and, therefore, is… Read More »Is Miyajima Worth Visiting?
Planning an itinerary for your tip to Japan is not always easy and I often see people asking whether they should go to Nara or Kobe when they will visit the famous nearby cities of Kyoto and Osaka. The problem is that Nara and Kobe are so different that you… Read More »Is it Better to go to Nara or Kobe as a day trip?
Hakone is a must-visit destination for the Japanese that are willing to take a break from the vibrant Tokyo. This relaxing place has many attractions, but sometimes foreign tourists don’t know if it is worth their time. I can understand this hesitation because there’s so much to see in Tokyo,… Read More »Is Hakone Worth Visiting?
If you’re a parent like me, you will certainly have lots of questions when planning your trip to Japan. Most parents feel completely lost once they have to decide if their dream trip to Japan should be done with the kids or not, and I totally understand that. I saw… Read More »Should I Bring my Kids to Japan?
When you’re planning your trip to Japan, you might have a hard time knowing what to visit first and there are so many things to visit that you start asking yourself if you will have the time to see everything. The answer is no, there will be never enough days… Read More »Is Nara Worth Visiting?
When traveling to Japan, you will inevitably be confronted to chopsticks and if you were never tempted to try them on your country, you can have a little trouble using chopsticks for the first time. There are mainly two things to keep in mind regarding chopsticks: how to hold them… Read More »How to Use Chopsticks in Japan?
When travelling to Japan with babies or toddlers for the first-time, all the parents will eventually ask themselves if they need to take a stroller. Preparing this huge trip to Japan can be a little stressful, and you want to make sure you have everything you’ll need. I understand you.… Read More »Should I Take a Stroller to Japan?