Getting Around in Kobe

Getting Around in Kobe

Kobe, the fifth largest city in Japan is a very important  port town, located on the shore of Osaka Bay. With 1.5 million inhabitants and hundreds of daily visitors, the city has to put a lot of effort into the transportation and the infrastructure. The highways, railways and the expressways around the city help people approach the city as easy as possible. Kobe Airport, located on an artificial island is a major node for the city's traffic. The city has two islands as well: Port Island,... [ read more ]

Getting Around in Nara

Getting Around in Nara

Nara is a very important historical city in Japan. Though it is not one of the biggest ones, it still has many tourist attractions which all worth a visit. Nara, located in Kansai Region on Honshu island is quite easy to approach. Some sights of the city are collectively called the Historic Monuments of the Ancient Nara. Tourists who plan to visit this amazing city need a lot of information before traveling there. The transportation, the location of tourist sights or info about the city a... [ read more ]

Getting Around in Kyoto

Getting Around in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most crowded cities of Japan. It has more than 1.5 million inhabitants and hundreds of tourists visit the city every day. Not all these tourists know the whereabouts of the city's sights and important places. Lots of English-language signs are placed all around the city to help foreigners reach their destinations. The central area of Kyoto has the most interesting sights of the city, but the other districts also have dozens of tourist attractions. This article will p... [ read more ]

Getting around in Nagoya

Getting around in Nagoya

Nagoya is not your regular Japanese tourist destination: it is industrialized, dense, large, and yet it is utterly charming. Despite being one of the largest cities in Japan, there are spots in Nagoya that feel just like a small town, with the same sense of peace and community. But head to the city center, to the nightlife, entertainment and shopping area, and you'll find yourself in the middle of an amazing tangle of traffic, people, billboards and non signs. Nagoya is more relaxed than Tok... [ read more ]

The traveler's guide to Nagoya

The traveler’s guide to Nagoya

Usually, when a city is described as an industrial hub, tourists will be automatically turned off - the phrase rarely conjures up images of tourist paradises. But Nagoya is the a true industrial powerhouse, and more than that, it is the city than invented pachinko, that ever popular Japanese game, and yet it manages to be one of the most attractive tourist cities in Japan at the same time. Nagoya is the fourth largest city in the country, and yet it has a more low key and laid back feel than... [ read more ]

The traveler's guide to getting around Tokyo

The traveler’s guide to getting around Tokyo

One of the worst nightmares that any traveler could imagine is being in the middle of a huge, completely unknown city, in a country whose language you don't speak, and without a clue about how to get from where you're standing back to your hotel, or to some interesting sight that you've been planning to see. Feeling a little lost and bewildered in Tokyo is a common occurrence, and not only for travelers, don't worry! But if you are going to make your visit to the Japanese capital a fun one, ... [ read more ]

Travel on budget in Japan

Travel on budget in Japan

Japan is one of the most expensive countries on the planet, so surprise seeing as it also has one of the highest standards of living - good life doesn't come cheap! Many travelers stay away from Japan because it is infamously high-priced, and budget travelers or backpackers re definitely not the bulk of visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun. But despite all that, it is possible to visit Japan on a budget, provided it isn't too tiny. Although eating at elegant sushi restaurants and staying a... [ read more ]

A traveler's guide to Osaka

A traveler’s guide to Osaka

Tokyo has its landmarks and quirky attractions, Kyoto has its rich historical heritage, but Osaka is the beating heart of the Kansai region. A modern city that second only to Tokyo when it comes to urban delights, and with a considerable historical background that lies hidden behind the modern jungle. Osaka is a huge commercial center that at first sight may seem nothing but a sprawl of concrete buildings with little character of its own, but nothing could be further from the truth. Osaka is... [ read more ]

A guide to Tokyo’s most interesting neighbourhoods

A guide to Tokyo’s most interesting neighbourhoods

With over 12 million inhabitants, Tokyo has more people than some entire countries, and visiting it is anything but monotonous. This huge city has some surprises in stock for you at every corner - high technology that seems like something from the distant future, intermingled with glimpses of old Japan. The Japanese capital is one of the most colorful, busy and bewildering places in the country, and it's virtually impossible to see every nook and corner of it (not even the inhabitants know it pe... [ read more ]