Japan is a beautiful, intriguing country, but it is also a country where the faces of the people never give you much of a clue as to whether you are behaving correctly – if you are doing things the right way. After spending a month backpacking around Japan and staying with local people, we learned about lot about things not to do in Japan — here are 30 of the most memorable. (more…)
You cannot visit Japan and do what every other tourist does. You just can’t. It’s against the law and I won’t let you. If you are looking for things to do in Japan, have a sense of adventure, don’t mind heights and want to experience a slightly different Japan then ‘Hello’.
Let’s be friends.
The word backpacking and Japan are not often used in the same sentence. It is assumed that the country is far too expensive to accommodate the lowly backpacker. But it’s not true. Backpacking Japan is the best and very, very do-able on a limited budget. I know because I’ve just done it with my kids. So there.
The Japanese bathroom holds a little secret. Japan, ladies and gentlemen, in case you weren’t aware, has the best toilets In. The. World.
Seriously. The toilets. They are to die for. (more…)
No matter how many books and travel blogs you read about Japan, visit the country for the first time and the first thing that will take you by surprise is how incredibly calm and quiet the Japanese people appear to be. Everyday life in Japan is like nothing you will have ever experienced before.
The way the Japanese people eat, bathe, their train etiquette; daily life in Japan is calm and marvellous. (more…)
Japan has some of the best food in the world. Eating, along with many other everyday Japanese life rituals is one of the things that makes this beautiful country as exciting and as intriguing as it is. But you may be wondering what to eat in Japan when you just can’t face another piece of sushi.
Tell people you are travelling in Japan, and the first thing they will advise you to do is fill your face with street food. In fact, if you don’t eat noodles swimming in broth at least nine times a day, then you are just a big fat fake, and you aren’t doing the other hardcore backpackers proud
We have just spent two weeks in Japan where we backpacked and couchsurfed for a big chunk of the time. Thankfully, both our budgets and our train journeys were made all the lighter because of this little known Japanese secret. (more…)