Travelling to Japan can be a costly endeavour. Expensive plane tickets and overpriced Western hotel rooms can easily leave one wondering: where did all the cash go? Don’t despair just yet. Even if it is time to tighten the purse strings, you can enjoy a variety of fantastic traditional and modern Japanese foods on a budget. Read on for the top five ways to eat cheap in Japan!Continue reading
Five Quirky and Adventurous ways to Spend the Night in Tokyo
Tokyo is an exciting and beautiful city. It is a place of extreme contrast, with elegant temples, gardens and palaces, niche fashionable districts such as Harajuku and Shinjuku, and the towering modern skyscrapers of the Shiodome and Electric City. Yet, these distinct attributes complement each other beautifully to form Tokyo’s unique character. Therefore, it follows that, in addition to the hotels and youth hostels you might find in any city, Tokyo is home to a variety of more creative accommodation options. Spending the night in a quirky, quintessentially Japanese setting is a great way to enrich your trip to Tokyo. The following options are not only ideal for adventurous travellers, but they’re also typically cheaper than standard hotel rooms.Continue reading
I’ve Died and Gone to Otaku Heaven! Kyoto’s International Manga Museum
Calling all Otakus! Are you an anime and manga fan? Are you planning your next big Japan trip? There are a number of places that every otaku needs to have on their bucket-list when visiting Japan. Most of them tend to be in Tokyo, such as Akihabara or Odaiba, but there is a hidden gem in Japan’s old capital of Kyoto.
Kyoto’s International Manga Museum is a must-see for any otaku, where you can spend all day relaxing with a good manga and some delicious food. Or why don’t you try out some of the hands-on exhibitions or classes that are offered?Continue reading
6 Must Things You Need to Try at an Onsen! Kick Back and Relax the Fun Way!
The weather is finally starting to cool down in Japan. What better way to enjoy the Autumn and Winter weather than with a nice, relaxing onsen visit!
Many foreigners coming to Japan think that Japanese hot springs are only good for taking a hot bath; however, they offer so much more than just the traditional dip in the spring. Hot springs provide guests with many activities to enjoy while visiting. Check out some of the things that you can do during your next trip to the hot springs!Continue reading
Year in Review: 2017
You still with me? Good. Let’s get right to it then.
Take a good look into the pensieve and see what I did in 2017.
The year started off with some pretty awesome news. I got accepted into my top choice internship—and in my dream company/organization—and would be back in Japan for the summer. This gave me something to look forward to and challenge myself with. I focused on getting through my first year of grad school and saving money.Continue reading