Backpacking Tips, Destinations, Japan, Japan, Travel tips

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

Destinations, Experiences, Japan, Japan

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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Destinations, Experiences, Japan, Japan, Travel tips

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

Backpacking Tips, Experiences, Japan, Japan

Tokyo side trips: Mt. Fuji, Nikko and an age-old Japanese temple festival

Japan's four distinct seasons unfold different vistas of the country for travellers. While spring and autumn will stun you with breathtaking, colourful landscapes, summer will give you a chance to enjoy culture trips and join various seasonal activities hosted during vacation time. Winter gives you the opportunity to participate in traditional festivals, relax in an… Continue reading Tokyo side trips: Mt. Fuji, Nikko and an age-old Japanese temple festival

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Footloose in the land of cherry blossoms: How to plan your trip to Japan from India

The ethereal beauty of a cherry tree in full blossom tugs at the heart of even the most cynical ones among us. Despite the heavy tourist footfall during the cherry blossom, or Sakura, season, this is a must-see if Japan is on your bucket list. And no, the trip wouldn't cost you an arm and… Continue reading Footloose in the land of cherry blossoms: How to plan your trip to Japan from India