One of the most difficult questions I usually get is: What’s your favorite destination? It’s tough to pick just one when a mere mention of the word “favorite” opens a floodgate of memories that include the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, Turkey; camping journey across the Australian Outback; the sights and
I’ve been trying to come up with a good intro for this article, but you know what: Screw that. LOL. Let’s get right to it! Here are some sample Japan itineraries for Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto for 4 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days, and 15 days. Each itinerary
Okay, first things first: Tokyo Disney Resort is not in Tokyo. Surprise! Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are located in the city of Urayasu in the Chiba Prefecture. Thankfully, Urayasu lies just next to Tokyo, which makes it easily accessible for tourists staying in the capital.
We don’t normally write travel guides for theme parks. But Tokyo Disney Resort turned out to be much more complicated than we anticipated. Yes, complicated. As soon as I began burning my first hour queueing for my first ride, I knew this super popular theme park would merit its own
It was as though life was preparing me for Japan. When I was a High School sophomore and our History teacher assigned everyone in class a country for a report, I was given Japan. When I was a college sophomore, I was assigned Japan in both our World Cinema and
Tokyo and Osaka are two of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, so it’s no surprise that those flying to one also intend to visit the other. And these days, it’s not that difficult at all. Several options are available. It’s just a matter of choosing what fits your
The northernmost Japanese prefectural capital, Sapporo is a little bit harder to reach than other cities in the Land of the Rising Sun. Direct international flights are limited to a handful of countries, and the shinkansen reaches only as far as Hakodate in the southern tip of Hokkaido. But no
Hotels may be generally expensive in Tokyo, but hostels provide a much cheaper alternative to the budget-conscious backpacker. And there are a lot of them in the Japanese capital.
Tokyo has always had a reputation for being an expensive city. Although there is some truth in that, it is not as expensive as most people think. Many major cities around the world have overtaken the Japanese capital in terms of soaring cost of living. One can find plenty of
Tokyo is vast. We often see it as a single city, but it’s actually a lot more complicated than that. It’s a metropolitan prefecture. (Wait, what? Uhm, let me explain.) It’s not a single city but not your usual Japanese prefecture either. It’s something that is unique to Tokyo. Think
In Tokyo’s Nakano district, there was a store called “The shop that sells things people left on trains.” That was the name of the shop. And it sold, well, things that people lost during commute but were never claimed. I was dying to see what they had in store that