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Find out if the Japan Rail Pass is worth it in 2023: Tips and Tricks

Are you traveling to Japan and wondering if the Japan Rail Pass is worth it? You came to the right place. Traveling through Japan is easy and fast. The trains are reliable and on time and you can get almost everywhere by train.  In this Japan Rail Pass review article, we will explain if buying …

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Where to stay in Kyoto: Best areas and hotels for 2023

Where to stay in Kyoto? When people ask us what’s the best place to stay in Kyoto for tourists or first-time visitors it isn’t an easy question to answer.  Choosing the best area to stay in Kyoto depends on many different factors such as budget, travel time, things you want to see and experience, and …

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A first timers guide to Tokyo’s public transport

How to use public transportation in Tokyo? Tokyo has a very extensive public transportation network. The fact that it is operated by various companies can make it a bit overwhelming at first. We had only just landed in Tokyo and jumped on a train downtown when we had to pay a supplement cause apparently, we …

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Where to stay in Tokyo for the first time?

Great to hear that you’re heading to Japan, now all you have to do is decide where to stay in Tokyo. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, counts 39 million inhabitants.  That makes it the world’s most populous metropolis.  The city’s size may be overwhelming at first.   Spread out across all the city’s districts are countless …

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Traveling to Japan For the First Time: Helpful Tips (2023)

Are you traveling to Japan for the first time and wondering what are the best travel tips for your first time in Japan? Japan is a fascinating destination and a trip to Japan was on our bucket list for quite some time. But we noticed that Japan is quite different from Europe or other Western …

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Where to stay in Osaka: our best recommendations (2023 guide)

Where to stay in Osaka? Osaka is with 19 million inhabitants Japan’s second-largest city.  It has a very well-organized public transport system but for first-timers and tourists, it’s not always easy to choose where to stay in Osaka or to find the best area to stay in Osaka. That’s why we cover in this where …

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The BEST pocket WiFi rental for Japan (2023 guide)

What’s the best pocket WIFi rental for Japan? Staying connected in a foreign country helps you to travel deeper. Once you’re online your smartphone becomes your best travel buddy and will help you find your way in any foreign city.   You’re also not restricted to tourist restaurants or bars because you can use your travel …

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What’s the best tourist SIM card for Japan (2023 guide)

What’s the best tourist SIM card for Japan? The broadband cellular networks have spoiled us.  We’re used to having all the information available at the snap of a finger.  Not all the screen time is spent equally well, but to be honest, I would be completely lost in some situations if they took my smartphone …

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Marriott Lake Biwa, a comfortable hotel near Lake Biwa Kyoto

Kyoto is the tourist hotspot of Japan and hotel prices tend to go through the roof in the most popular seasons.  We visited Kyoto during the cherry blossom season and prices for Marriott and Hilton hotels were ranging around the €800’s/night when we started looking for a hotel in November.  There were other, cheaper, hotels …

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