By Bryce Marley-Jarrett
When most tourists head to the south of Japan, normally they hit up Kyoto and Hiroshima. However, there are some amazing places in between them that are often completely looked over by foreign tourists, and they are some of the most beautiful areas in Japan. Today we are showing you the town of Kurashiki, which lies just north of Hiroshima, in the Okayama prefecture. This quaint town has a historic canal district that sweeps you into the Edo period of Japan.Read More
by Bryce Marley-Jarrett
It’s coming up to the most beautiful time of the year in Japan; no it isn’t Christmas, it’s Sakura season! This is Japan’s busiest season for both domestic and international tourists. Everyone flocks to see the stunning blooms on the cherry trees all over Japan while enjoying time with friends and family under the blossoms. From late March through to early May the trees bloom from Southern Japan to the most Northmost tip. Without further ado here is the ultimate guide to Sakura Season in Japan for 2017.
Sakura season is a magical time in Japan, from the first bloom till the last petal falls, the country is blanketed in a palette of pink and white hues, showing the world that spring has most definitely sprung. Throughout this time, Japanese people come together with friends and family to enjoy the natural beauty and flock to parks, and river banks filled with sakura trees, and relax under the trees with picnics and drinks and embrace the beauty.Read More
by Sam Marley-Jarrett
Veterans of travelling across Japan by Shinkansen, a few weeks ago we thought it would be a good idea to jump on a couple of trains and spend some snow time up in Sapporo.
Travelling to Sapporo isn't as easy as getting somewhere like Kyoto or Osaka, as the Shinkansen line only reaches Hakodate, a city on the edge of the island of Hokkaido. Travellers by train must change to a regular intercity train to make the final leg of their journey to Sapporo.Read More