A evening spent with the geisha in Kanazawa is an opportunity not to be missed. The night's are intimate and the sake delicious, what's not to love?
Rachel lives in the UK and is a Senior Editor at Londonist.com. She visited Japan for the first time in 2010 and now spends every spare penny she has coming back to explore new bits. There aren't many pennies in her wallet, so she's all about the budget.
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Discover Sendai, one of the biggest cities in Japan and an easy 90 minutes from Tokyo.
It’s compact and charming, and the palm-tree flanked boulevards add to Kochi's chilled-out vibe.
Business hotels aren't the most spacious, but have everything you need at seriously cheapo prices.
A stunner of a place, mixing ancient and modern in a relatively compact area, with some of the finest ramen.
Osaka lives up to its "Japan's Kitchen" reputation with these craft beer bars.
Visit Takasakiyama Monkey Park in Kyushu where you'll find one of the largest groups of monkeys in the world.
A practical guide to getting to and exploring Ainoshima, aka Cat Island.
Naoshima should top all art lovers' list of vacation spots.
Poor Uwajima. It has one of only 12 castles in Japan to survive from the Edo period, and yet all people want to talk about is the porn museum attached to Taga Shrine. That’s fair enough. Japan’s sex museums are on the decline (even the famous […]
If you're looking to travel between Hiroshima and Shikoku, the good news is there's currently a great deal for foreign passport holders across the Seto Inland Sea. There are two ferry lines that travel between Hiroshima and Matsuyama: a […]