THE PERFECT DAY TRIP TO NARA, JAPAN

    THE PERFECT DAY TRIP TO NARA, JAPAN

    Nara has some of the most impressive sights in all of Japan, and due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures. Nara was in fact elected as Japan’s first permanent capital in 710 A.D. and was considered the cradle of Japanese...
    FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA: A WALK THROUGH SOUTHERN KYOTO

    FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA: A WALK THROUGH SOUTHERN KYOTO

    The ancient UNESCO World Heritage site of Fushimi Inari Taisha is a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto. Established in 711 AD, it is the head shrine of all Inari Shrines that number as many as 32,000 in Japan. Fushimi Inari’s name comes from Fushimi-ku, the name of...
    ARASHIYAMA-SAGANO: A WALK THROUGH WESTERN KYOTO

    ARASHIYAMA-SAGANO: A WALK THROUGH WESTERN KYOTO

    In the western outskirts of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (“Storm Mountains”), there’s the wonderful tourist district of Arashiyama-Sagano, famous for its many gorgeous temples and for its natural beauty. Besides the many attractions,...
    TOKYO SUBWAY: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO TOKYO’S PUBLIC TRANSPORT

    TOKYO SUBWAY: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO TOKYO’S PUBLIC TRANSPORT

    Are you headed to Tokyo? Congratulations, you will be spending 50% of your commuting time on a train! Just kidding. Well, half-kidding anyway. Public transportation in Tokyo is really efficient but is quite complex and the first-time visitors might get overwhelmed by...
    13 COOL THINGS YOU MUST SEE AND DO IN TOKYO

    13 COOL THINGS YOU MUST SEE AND DO IN TOKYO

    One of the best things about Tokyo is the sheer number of things there are to see and do—and, of course, eat! It’s actually hard to narrow it down to the essentials, while still having an experience that’s a good balance of everything the city has to offer. But...
    A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO TOKYO’S POPULAR DISTRICTS

    A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO TOKYO’S POPULAR DISTRICTS

    Planning a trip to Tokyo can be challenging for first-time visitors, especially when they realize just how large and spread out everything is. Instead of thinking of Tokyo as one huge city, it’s way better to break it down by its distinct wards and districts. This...