A guide to urban camping in Japan

A guide to urban camping in Japan

Japan is one of the most expensive destinations in the world, so visiting it on a budget is an option only for those who are extremely clever at budgeting, or prepared to miss out on  much that the country has to offer. But since eating on a budget in most Japanese cities is quite easily achievable thanks to cheap noodle joints and convenience store lunches, only the problems of transport and accommodation remain, and here are some suggestions on how to cut the costs of the latter: urban ca... [ read more ]

The best Spring festivals in Japan

The best Spring festivals in Japan

The Japanese have a special regard for Spring - it is the season of new beginnings when kids and teenagers return to school, it is the season of romantic holidays like White Day, of the Golden Week, and the season for hanami, cherry blossom viewing. Naturally, Spring is one of the bet seasons to visit Japan, and not only because of the above-mentioned events. Spring is also the time for some of the most exciting festivals in Japan. Japanese festivals, or matsuri, are one of a kind. The games... [ read more ]