The Japan Rail Pass, or JR Pass, gives tourists unlimited travel around Japan on JR trains (including bullet trains), some buses and some ferries. It can be a great way to save lots of money moving around Japan, if used correctly! Here are the current prices (as of February 2020): Each pass is split into … Continue reading Using the JR Pass on the Shinkansen
Himeji is the second largest city of Hyogo Prefecture after Kobe and it is less than one hour away from Osaka. With this in mind, the city is a must if you're in the Kansai area with an afternoon to spare. Himeji Castle may be one of the most beautiful and well preserved castles in … Continue reading A perfect day trip from Osaka: Himeji and Kobe
Hi friends! The latest Tokyo sumo tournament has now ended and we were able to get some tickets this time round. Tickets for sumo tournaments (especially in Tokyo) are notoriously difficult to get - tickets for January sold out within 4 minutes when they went on sale in December. Anyway, we had a total blast … Continue reading How to see Sumo in Japan
Hi guys! I've just got back from a long weekend away in Kansai, a prefecture about 2 hours west of Tokyo on the train, but most notably home to some of Japan's most famous cities - Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. I had some time off work and so we wanted to take the opportunity for … Continue reading 72 hours in Osaka: what to see and do
Hi friends! I hope you had an excellent Christmas. A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to go to Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland in one day, and I came away with a really surprising preference out of the two. I thought I'd break down how we got tickets for the parks, getting there … Continue reading Tokyo DisneySea or Tokyo Disneyland – which is best?