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

Neil island Andaman
India, Solo Backpacking, Travel tips

Must-see places in South Andaman

For a traveler used to more organised travel destinations, Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Indian Ocean might seem laid-back and underdeveloped at first. There is also a lack of reliable source of up-to-date information to navigate around this archipelago that is actually a part of India. This makes one's visit all the more charming,… Continue reading Must-see places in South Andaman

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

Osaka castle
Backpacking Tips, Japan

A day in historical Osaka city

Japan can be both touristy and tranquil during the peak season of spring and summer depending on how you plan your itinerary. After spending three days in the country, narrated in my previous blog, I enjoyed moments of serenity inside Zen temples like Ryoan-ji in Kyoto as well as in certain secluded spots in Nara… Continue reading A day in historical Osaka city

Japan, Travel tips

How to use coin lockers in Japan

Japan gives you the opportunity to travel light while exploring the beautiful country. All minor and major JR stations, subway stations as well as some major bus stations throughout Japan have coin lockers that can store luggage - from handbags and day rucksacks to large backpacks and suitcases - for a max. of 3-4 calendar… Continue reading How to use coin lockers in Japan