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

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