Is the Japan Rail Pass worth getting?
Jun12

Is the Japan Rail Pass worth getting?

Should you buy a Japan Rail Pass for your trip to Japan? Travelling on Japanese railways is expensive, very expensive, so in order not to be spending all your hard-earned cash on train fares, you must decide where you’re going beforehand to work out if a Japan Rail Pass is going to be worth getting or not. If your itinerary is very similar to mine, (arriving at Narita Airport (you can use the Narita Express), travelling into...

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What’s it like in a Japanese Capsule Hotel?
May29

What’s it like in a Japanese Capsule Hotel?

It’s gotta be done…My two nights in a Capsule Hotel in Kyoto…. The one thing synonymous with Japan is the capsule or pod hotel, and I knew I had to experience staying in one while I was there.  It’s not for the faint-hearted, so if you want your luxurious bedroom with en-suite, then this isn’t for you. But if you want something a bit different, like sleeping on a spaceship, then give it a go! When I...

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Geisha and Maiko Spotting in Kyoto
May28

Geisha and Maiko Spotting in Kyoto

Geisha and Maiko Spotting in Kyoto One of the main things I wanted to do whilst I was in Japan was to see if I could spot a real live Geisha.  I’ve been completely fascinated by Geisha long before I read the book, ‘Memoirs of a Geisha‘ and watched the film based on the book. Geisha, and Maiko (an apprentice Geisha), are really hard to find, and if anyone spots one, the cameras come out and everyone starts acting like...

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