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I Wish I had Known This Before Backpacking Japan on the Cheap (in 2018)

I Wish I had Known This Before Backpacking Japan on the Cheap

I thought backpacking Japan would go just as smoothly as travelling New Zealand: Just going with the flow and basically winging the entire trip. Japan is not as backpacker friendly and attuned to the backpacker community and as a result, some prior planning is necessary. That being said, there are a lot of conveniences that […]

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How to Plan Your Visit to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival

How to Plan Your Visit to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Everyone loves the cherry blossoms season in Japan but little do people know that there is a smaller festival of similar epic proportions: The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (富士芝桜まつり, Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri). However, instead of pink petals in the trees, the ground at the base of Mount Fuji is covered with colourful moss phlox. There is […]

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Where to Best Admire the Japanese Wisteria Gardens in 2018

Where to Admire the Japanese Wisteria Gardens

If you are travelling Japan during spring, especially wisteria season, there is no way you can miss out on a visit to a Japanese wisteria gardens. You have seen pictures online and they are even more stunning in real life! Whether durin the day with their soft colours or brightly lit at night, the Japanese […]

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The Top 15 Epic Spots for Seeing Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

The Top 15 Epic Spots for Seeing Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

The best season to visit Japan by general agreement is sakura season. A popular tourist magnet is the former Japanese capital, Kyoto. Its historical significance, well preserved culture and old buildings as well as its over 1600 temples, the constant events and wonderful surrounding nature will ensure a fantastic visit. So if you come in […]

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