Japan in April 2024: Weather, Festivals, Travel Tips & More
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by Sabrina Isenberg
3w ago
Are you preparing for a trip to Japan in April? We have collected all the relevant information about weather conditions, seasonal events and overall expenses for anybody visiting this time of year. Enchanting landscapes with blue skies, a sea of pink cherry trees stretching out against the backdrop of Mt Fuji and the scent of flowers lingering in the air. April is one of the most popular months to visit Japan. If you’re considering visiting Japan in April, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will answer all your questions about weather conditions and clothing, give you some travel tips ..read more
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FAQ – Japan Travel Tips & Planning
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by Nele van Hout
1M ago
As part of our website, we have an active Facebook community with well over 100,000 members. It’s a place to share your love for Japan, find useful tips for your next trip and ask questions. To avoid the group from getting the same questions over and over again, I’ve put together this handy FAQ. Having been running the group since the start of 2022, I’ve seen a lot of similar questions and problems travellers struggle with, so hopefully this will give you some clearance. If the answers below don’t clear everything up, or you have any additional questions, feel free to post your questions in th ..read more
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Best Ryokans in Tokyo (With and Without Private Onsen) 
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by Nele van Hout
1M ago
Looking for the best ryokans in Tokyo? This guide will take you through the top options, many of which feature an onsen (either private or public). Tokyo is one of the most-visited cities in the world and it’s not hard to see why. Tokyo has secured its place as my favourite city in the world. I keep returning to it – and it should definitely be on the top of your bucket list this year if you haven’t been yet. For the best experience, you’ll need a fantastic place to stay. Somewhere that’s relatively central, yet still offers you an authentic experience. Luckily, there are plenty of awesome ryo ..read more
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The Perfect Beppu Itinerary: How to Spend One Day In Beppu
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by ShaSha Sonoda
1M ago
This itinerary will show you how to spend one day in Beppu, a city where ancient practices and new amenities come together in perfect harmony. On the eastern coast of Oita Prefecture, nestled by the sea, lays a city called Beppu. As the leaves change and the temperatures drop, large white plumes of steam will rise from the city’s 2,500 hot springs, which are collectively known as “Beppu Hatto“. These hot springs, or “onsen” as they are referred to in Japanese, are what makes Beppu the largest source of natural spring water in Japan. It’s the perfect destination to add to your Kyushu itinerary ..read more
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The Perfect Himeji Day Trip: One Day Itinerary
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by Sabrina Isenberg
5M ago
Planning to take a day trip to Himeji from Osaka or Kyoto? We’ve put together all the information you need before visiting. Himeji is a popular travel destination thanks to the striking white castle in its centre. Since it’s located close to other popular cities like Kyoto and Osaka, Himeji makes for the perfect day trip. Himeji Castle is said to be the most beautiful of its kind in all of Japan. Due to its white-grey colour scheme and elegant design resembling a bird spreading its wings, it got nicknamed “Shirasagi-jō” or “White Heron Castle“. In 1993, it was designated a World Heritage Site ..read more
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The Perfect Yokohama Day Trip: One Day Itinerary
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by ShaSha Sonoda
5M ago
Planning to take a day trip to Yokohama from Tokyo? Our one-day itinerary helps you plan the perfect day in this lovely harbour town. Only a short 30-minute train ride from Tokyo, Yokohama is one of the best day trips to take from Japan’s capital city. In the spring of 1854, the future of the quiet fishing village of Yokohama was decided. Commodore Matthew Perry arrived with eight warships and forced the Tokugawa Shogunate to sign the US–Japan Treaty of Peace and Amity, forcibly bringing Japan’s 220-year-old policy of seclusion to an end. Three months later, the port of Yokohama was officially ..read more
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Haneda vs Narita Airport: What Tokyo Airport Should You Fly Into?
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by Nele van Hout
5M ago
Planning to fly to Japan and not sure what airport is best to fly to? We’re comparing Tokyo’s airports below: Haneda vs Narita. When flying to Japan, flying into Tokyo or Osaka is often the easiest and best option (depending on your itinerary!). But since Tokyo has two airports, Haneda and Narita, you may wonder which one is best to fly to. Having flown into and from both airports myself, I thought it’d be a good idea to share my experience with both airports to help you plan your next trip. While it depends on what flights are available from your home country, it’s still good to know the ..read more
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The Perfect Kawagoe Day Trip From Tokyo: One Day Itinerary
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by ShaSha Sonoda
5M ago
Planning a day trip to Kawagoe from Tokyo? This one-day itinerary shows you how to make the most of your time here! Surrounded by the Iruma River, Kawagoe is home to a number of temples and shrines that serve as a tranquil backdrop to the rows of historic buildings that earned its nickname “Little Edo,” many of which can be found in the famous Warehouse District. Kawagoe is beautiful in all four seasons and is easily accessible from Tokyo. Just one hour by train from Ikebukuro, Kawagoe is found in neighbouring Saitama prefecture and often appears on many top 10 lists for places to visit in Sai ..read more
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17 Best Things to do in Kyoto at Night
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by Sabrina Isenberg
5M ago
Planning to spend some time in Kyoto in the evening? Here are the best things to do in Kyoto at night! When the moon hangs hazily over Higashiyama and the night takes over the streets of Gion, Japan’s ancient capital turns into the dream of every romanticist. For hundreds of years, the beauty of Kyoto’s night scenery has been admired in poetry and literature and praised in folk songs such as the Gion Kouta (祇園小唄), a Japanese ballad from the 1930s.   With its lantern-lit narrow street alleys, tranquil temple complexes and seasonal light-ups, there are countless ways to have a marvello ..read more
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Japan in November 2023: Weather, Festivals, Travel Tips & More
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by Nele van Hout
6M ago
Are you planning to visit Japan in November? We’ve put together the ultimate guide to visiting Japan during this month, including information about the weather, crowds and must-attend festivals and events. If you’re looking for the best time to find Japan covered in a sea of radiant red maple leaves, November is the month for you. Having been to Japan in November a number of times, I keep wanting to return during this time of year. The mild temperatures, the stunning sceneries and, not unimportantly, fewer crowds than cherry blossom season – November is the best time to visit Japan in my opini ..read more
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