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Day Trips to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka

The historical cities of Kyoto and Nara, both erstwhile capitals of Japan during different eras, can be best covered as day trips from Osaka by train. You will find most of the attractions within walking distance from each other in both cities, perfect day out for tourists and locals alike. During my two-week tour of… Continue reading Day Trips to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka

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Must do activities in and around Tokyo: visiting a famous shopping district and taking a fascinating ferry ride

For my spring tour of Japan, I chose Osaka and Tokyo as my home bases for visiting noteworthy places in Honshu Island during the cherry blossom season. Since it was a short trip (less than two weeks), I mostly adhered to a carefully curated itinerary that offered me a glimpse of Japan's traditional culture while… Continue reading Must do activities in and around Tokyo: visiting a famous shopping district and taking a fascinating ferry ride

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Hokkaido: Hot spring town and the charming world of musical toys

My trip to Hokkaido was the final part of a two-week tour of Japan during the cherry blossom season. I, along with my travel companions, covered most of Honshu in 10 days (yeah we did have a tight schedule as we wanted to cover as much as possible!) before taking the bullet train (Shinkansen) from… Continue reading Hokkaido: Hot spring town and the charming world of musical toys

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Hiroshima and Miyajima in a day

After spending four days in Japan visiting Osaka and surrounding areas, I set off for Hiroshima and Miyajima from Osaka on Day 5. After a simple breakfast at the hostel, I made my way towards Shin-Osaka station with my travel companions. This was the day when our JR Pass got activated based on the information… Continue reading Hiroshima and Miyajima in a day

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48 hours in Tokyo city

Tokyo is a city that can be perceived and enjoyed in numerous ways, depending on your interests as well as the amount of time you have at your disposal. While spring keeps you enthralled with cherry blossoms, or Sakura, and Hanami (Sakura festival), autumn and winter give completely different perspectives of the city. It is… Continue reading 48 hours in Tokyo city