You can say Kyoto is a city-wide commemoration of Japan’s bygone times. For over a thousand years, it stood as Japan’s capital, the seat of power, religion, and culture during Japan’s feudal era. For millennia it bore witness to so many wars, political conflicts, and cultural shifts, enough to fill
Osaka is the capital of Osaka Prefecture, and the largest city in Kansai, a region which also includes Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara. Osaka is one of the largest cities in Japan, third only to Tokyo and Yokohama in terms of population. However, Tokyo and Yokohama are seen as one large
For this guide, we chose the Namba district as our endpoint in Osaka, due to its close proximity to the city’s major attractions, restaurants, and shopping areas. It takes about an hour to get from Kansai International Airport to Osaka’s Namba District; when making an itinerary, make sure to take
Osaka is a major Japanese city, and staying connected here won’t be much of a problem. For one, your hotel will most likely provide Wi-Fi services in your own room. Restaurants and cafes also have their own Wi-Fi you can access, just ask the staff. However, if you have more
Hands down, the best way to get around Osaka is via train or subway. Osaka has an extensive railway system that touches every major attraction and places of interest. But while the extent of the rail system makes it fairly easy to travel, there are other factors that can pose
Introducing someone to Japan? You may want to get them started by visiting Osaka. While Tokyo can be tad overwhelming, and Kyoto can a bit on the heritage side, Osaka has something for everyone. It can easily accommodate different kinds of travelers, from culture buffs, to foodies, to those just
Osaka is a big, bustling city that comes alive with neon lights, hawkers and store attendants calling out to possible customers and diners when the day ends and night begins. It draws both locals, looking for a spot to relax and unwind, and tourists, looking for an authentic experience. In
The Tokyo Metropolis, commonly and simply referred to as Tokyo, is the capital city of Japan. It used to be a small fishing town called Edo, but during the Meiji Restoration in the 1860s when the capital of Japan was moved from Kyoto to Edo, it was renamed Tokyo.
Haneda Airport is one of the two main airports serving Tokyo. While Narita International Airport is where most international flights operate, Haneda takes on mostly domestic flights, with some exceptions. Some international flights are accommodated at Haneda, but not as heavily as Narita.
Early April and mid-November. Japan is at its most magical in early April during the cherry blossoms season (if you don’t mind the crowd) and mid- to late November for the autumn foliage. But it doesn’t mean that other times don’t have anything to offer. Japan has four seasons. The