Great value domestic flights in Japan

Stretching over more than 3000 km Japan is served by an extensive domestic air network. In this article the discount air ticket system for foreign travellers is explained. Unlike for the Asian traveller who can easily fly directly to the islands of Okinawa, Kobe, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka and other big cities, the travellers from America, Europe… Read More

Yubujima subtropical flower island

Yubujima (由布島) is a subtropical flower island separated from Iriomote island by a shallow strip of Ocean.  Measuring only two by one km, Yubujima is the smallest island in the Yaeyama Archipelago. This archipelago, the most Western and Southern islands of Japan, are located 2000 km South from Tokyo and less than 200 km from the coast of Taiwan.… Read More

Day trip from Tokyo to Shōsenkyō

Mitake Shōsenkyō (御嶽昇仙峡) is a beautiful and spectacular 5 km long gorge in the Chichibu Tamai Kai National Park. Shōsenkyō is considered by many Japanese travel magazines as one of the most beautiful places in the country to see the famous red coloured autumn leaves (mid October till end November).  If the weather is fine in… Read More

Himeji Castle, World heritage site.

Himeji Castle ( 姫路城 ) is enlisted as Unesco World heritage and a must see for every visitor of Japan. The dramatically beautiful hill top castle in Himeji (Hyōgo Prefecture) is a vast complex that overlooks the whole area. It consists of a central wooden defence tower covered by white plaster walls and fortified by various other strongholds, massive… Read More

Yokohama, a One Day Walking Tour

Yokohama ( 横浜 ) is the second largest agglomeration in Japan, just south of Tokyo. The city is host of one of the largest and most lively China towns in the world as well as a nice colonial style Western district. The latter areas are a remainder from when after 200 years of isolation Japan opened its ports and Yokohama… Read More