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Is the Japan Rail Pass Worth the Money?

A question I get almost on a daily basis is: Is the Japan Rail Pass worth it? Short answer: Yes, for long distance travelling (e.g. a round trip from Tokyo to Kyoto). Ok, ok. You want the long answer, right? :)   What is the...

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Omamori – Japanese Lucky Charms

People often ask me what you can actually do at a Japanese shrine or temple. Apart from the buildings that can be very impressive – at least to the Western eye – there are quite a few things you can do. You can pray...

Travel

When is Peak Travel Season in Japan?

People often ask me about the ideal time to travel to Japan. While there are many things you should consider, one of them is certainly the peak travel seasons in Japan. High travel season means that prices for flights and...

Travel

Unlimited Japanese SIM Card by Mobal

If you visit Japan, it’s so much easier if you have mobile internet access. You can check timetables of public transportation, use Google Maps or simply post your Japan adventures on social media. Thanks to the tourist boom...

Travel

A Short Trip from Tokyo to Miyazaki

Let’s face it. Most people who visit Japan, definitely come to Tokyo. Some stay in Tokyo the entire time. Sure, Tokyo is nice – and I’ll show you some popular spots in this article. But if you stay solely in...