Luxe at its Finest at Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko Ryokan

Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko Ryokan

After a fantastic day at Edo Wonderland, we were starting to feel a little tired and we were all ready for a relaxing experience at Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko. However, after we had left Edo Wonderland and passed through the town of Nikko we started to enter some mountainous terrain and my adrenaline levels suddenly … Read more

How to Buy Studio Ghibli Museum Tickets in 2020

How to Buy Studio Ghibli Museum Tickets for Tokyo, Japan

Studio Ghibli is one of the most loved and acclaimed animation studios in the whole world. Founded in 1985, Studio Ghibli has produced over 20 anime feature films. Seven Ghibli films are among the top 15 anime films made in Japan, 5 of their films have received Academy Award nominations, and ‘Spirited Away’ won an … Read more

Best Mt Fuji One Day Tour from Tokyo for 2020

Best Mt Fuji One Day Tour from Tokyo

A common question that I receive from people planning to travel to Japan is a request for assistance to find the best day tour option to visit Mt Fuji.  There are a large number of options available, and while you can also visit Mt Fuji independently, a tour provides a great option to check out … Read more

Enjoying a Luxury Ryokan Experience at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa Onsen

Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa Onsen

Our eyes lit up with delight when we arrived at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kinugawa, our destination Kinugawa Onsen ryokan.  After walking from Kinugawa Onsen Station, we were met with a modest and very discreet gravel driveway – but when we turned the corner our family was amazed to be welcomed into a small building with … Read more

Heading to Japan? Want to Buy the Cheapest Japan Rail JR Pass? Read This.

How to Buy the Cheapest Japan Rail JR Pass

When you start planning your trip to Japan a key question for most travellers is whether you need to buy a Japan Rail JR Pass and what is the cheapest option.  If you search in Google for Japan Rail Passes you are immediately inundated with many websites advertising themselves as the best place to buy … Read more

How to Buy Tokyo Baseball Tickets Including Yomiuri Giants Tickets in 2020

How to Buy Tokyo Baseball Tickets including Yomiuri Giants

Baseball is the most popular amateur and professional sport in Japan and we can confirm that Japanese baseball games are an amazing experience!  After hearing about the Japanese love of baseball, we definitely wanted to attend a baseball game during our family trip to Japan.  We ended up attending a sold-out match between the Yomiuri … Read more