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Kyoto - Some Useful Tips for a Pleasant Stay in the old Capital

October 31st, 2017 By Kathrin K

Kyoto has experienced a surge of tourists in the last years and this comes as no surprise. Being the capital for over 1,000 years, Kyoto is home to countless cultural heritage sites worth exploring. But with roughly 57 million tourists (both foreign and national) visiting Kyoto alone in 2015, it is hard to imagine that you can still feel some of that traditional atmosphere Kyoto is so famous for ... Read More

Visiting Hokkaido in Summer

August 16th, 2017 By Kathrin K

Hokkaido is best known for its Sapporo Snow Festival and winter sport resorts like Niseko that welcome snow enthusiasts from all over the world with its wonderful powder snow. Temperatures can drop way below zero and snow can be sometimes found as late as May. But Hokkaido is not just worth visiting during winter. Visiting Hokkaido in summer is as compelling as it is in winter for several reasons; temperatures ... Read More

Mad and Muddy Race in Nagano – sounds fun – and it was great fun!

July 26th, 2017 By Kristin Schueler

Saturday morning, I hopped on the Shinkansen in Tokyo Station and not even 1.5h later we stopped in Ueda Station. During the ride, beautiful scenery passed by: mountain ranges with a large river flowing through the valleys.Ann, the wife of the coordinator Takahashi, picked us up – it’s the first time I also met Julien, the other German participant as we were just being in contact to organize ... Read More

A day at Kappabashi kitchen street

May 22nd, 2017 By Miyuki K
Culture Travel

Kappabashi street is a place near Asakusa well known by Japanese chefs. Indeed, most chefs and restaurants buy their cooking equipment at Kappabashi street. And you as well can find there everything you need to cook Japanese dishes.Formerly known mostly among chefs, Kappabashi has started to gain more interest among common Tokyo visitors, too. The street is not just pots and pans but tourists can wander into interesting shops ... Read More

Ryokan in Japan: a selection of the best Japanese style hotels

May 16th, 2017 By Miyuki K
Culture Travel

You always wanted to experience the famous Japanese  ryokan but you don't know which one to choose?Don't worry anymore, we will help you to make your choice with a list of the 5 most popular in Japan.This ranking has been made by and all the scores were calculated according to the review of the customers themselves.Using this ranking system, we believe that the ... Read More