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. Ever. 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…)
We didn’t follow a standard Japan two week itinerary. We were tempted I’ll admit, but the trouble was, nearly every Japan travel blog with a suggested two-week itinerary all seemed to point in the same direction. The ‘to do’ cities. The typical travel route that looks like this: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Tokyo.