Beautiful Okinawa Island

Okinawa – An Island Fit for Any Type of Traveler (Travel Guide)

Okinawa, said to be “the Hawaii of Japan,” is petite in size but plentiful in life. It is the largest island of the Ryukyu island chain, which makes it a central location for commerce and other activities. For the traveler bent on seeing the top attraction sites on Okinawa, these sites would suffice: Shuri Castle,…

Akihabara Japan

Visiting Tokyo (Travel Guide)

To begin, here’s a wonderful site to help you navigate the train lines in Tokyo: http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/index.html JR Train Map: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/info/map_a4ol.pdf Tokyo Metro Map:  http://www.tokyometro.jp/rosen/rosenzu/pdf/rosen_eng.pdf Points of interest according to station/area: Akihabara (via Yamanote, Sobu, and Hibiya lines) Famous for having one of the largest electronic shopping areas, it is also the birthplace of maid cafes…

Kamakura (Kanagawa Prefecture)

Outside of Kyoto and Osaka: Discovering True Japanese History

If someone asks you what the best historical destinations in Japan are, chances are you’re going to say ‘Kyoto and Osaka’. This may very well be true but one of the best things about Japan is that history is everywhere you go, whether it’s an old castle city or a small pottery town in the…

Beautiful mount fuji view from the lake

Hiking Mount Fuji (Travel Guide)

One of the most strikingly beautiful mountains in the world, hiking Japan’s Mount Fuji is an adventure that will create memories that will last a lifetime. The mountain is 3776 meters tall, and a hike even part of the way up the mountain offers expansive views and an experience that is perfect for even novice…

Kobe City of Japan at Night

The City of Kobe (Travel Guide)

Japan holds a strange and somewhat magical hold on the imaginations of some travelers. The subject of fascination can vary greatly between each individual, ranging from romantic visions of ancient landscapes to those of modern pop culture exports. However, to residents of Japan these landscapes (and many more in-between) exist simultaneously. While most foreign travelers…