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Where to stay in Oita Prefecture

Where to stay in Oita Prefecture

So you are planning a trip to the onsen capital of Japan and now need to choose where to stay in Oita. While Oita Japan has long been known for the many onsens scattered around the prefecture, the area is also undergoing a makeover to become a destination known for more than just onsen in Japan. Oita will host the Rugby World Cup in October 2019, introducing new travellers to the magic of Oita. The Oita Prefecture also includes nearby Beppu, another onsen town in this part of Japan. Whether you prefer to stay in one of several Oita hotels, or a ryokan in Oita, we can help you find the best area for tourists. We will cover off all types of Oita accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Oita hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Oita, the best Oita hotels, best places in Oita to…
The Best Day Trips from Tokyo

The Best Day Trips from Tokyo

The Japanese capital is an extraordinary place where the old meets the new, high technology mingles with religious tradition, and even the most demanding visitors find new things to do and places to visit every day. What you may not know is that Tokyo is surrounded by lesser known places, much different from the bustling capital, and nevertheless worth exploring! In this guide, we gathered the best day trips from Tokyo that include all from outdoor activities and entertainment to explorations of traditional and modern Japanese culture! Plan your trip to Japan Need data for your trip to Japan? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Japan: Historic Towns in…

An illustrated guide to Kyoto’s best sights

Kyoto is a microcosm of Japanese tradition and history. Forget modern Tokyo's skyscrapers, subway cars stuffed with businessmen, and standing sushi bars for now; this is a city that celebrates where Japan came from. From the lovely wooden architecture and glowing lanterns of Gion, to temples covered in gold leaf, and even in the jaw-dropping colours Kyoto's natural wonders, this city is the heart of Japanese culture. Gion and surrounding area Gion Gion is often the first port of call for visitors to Kyoto. And for good reason - historic Gion is a gorgeous glimpse into an old Japan from another era. Sleepy pedestrian streets of flat stonework link traditional wooden machiya houses and teahouses. Woven straw charms, guardian figurines and gently swaying lanterns adorn doorways, and shrines appear from every corner. This historic old town is probably best known for its active community of geishas and geisha tradition, which…

What to Do on a Visit to Osaka Universal Studios

Osaka Universal Studios is one of the biggest amusements in Japan’s second city. Modelled around the US version of the studios, visiting Osaka Universal Studios is an excellent day out and can provide a truly exciting time. There are a number of hotels at the Universal Studio site, however if you're going to spend any more than a few days in Osaka, it’s often best to stay in the city or surrounding areas. This guide on the best places to stay in Osaka can help you identify where to stay depending on what you intend to do. Either way, if you are going to the studios, here’s a good guide on what we found to work and what we advise you to enjoy if you visit Universal Studios Japan. #1.  Install The Universal Studio Japan App On Your Phone Beforehand The official Universal Studio Japan app is available on both…
Luxury Travel Guide to Tokyo

Luxury Travel Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo is a buzzing metropolis like nowhere else in the world. Its unique cultural identity and cosmopolitan way of life make it a fascinating destination for a luxurious and lavish holiday. The city’s fascinating blend of old and new means you can enjoy a weekend of opulence while gaining knowledge about ancient traditions and cultures. The Japanese respect the finer things in life and are known for their fantastic service and attention to detail. Tokyo will show you just how true that can be, as this capital city boasts many impressive attractions and experiences you won’t soon forget. Ready for the trip of a lifetime? This guide will tell you everything you need to know to have the ultimate luxury experience in Tokyo, Japan. This guide is perfect for those who are travelling to Tokyo on a luxury. We will show you what to do in Tokyo, where to stay,…
Where to stay in Matsuyama

Where to stay in Matsuyama

Many first time visitors to Japan head for Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, and perhaps Nara, as these are the most well-visited places in Japan. Perhaps you’ve visited these areas and want to explore deeper in Japan. Matsuyama is an excellent option for travelers. Matsuyama is the largest city on the island of Shikoku in the Ehime Province. Best known for the nearby Dogo Onsen, Matsuyama also has castles and temples to be admired. With only half a million residents, Matsuyama is a very manageable city, with a reliable tram system for getting around. If you are planning a trip to Matsuyama, this guide will help you find the best area for tourists, whether you prefer traditional Japanese accommodation, or a more modern hotel option. We will cover off all types of Matsuyama accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Matsuyama hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Matsuyama,…
48 Hours in Kyoto - 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Kyoto – 2 Day Itinerary

When you imagine Japan, you visualise cherry-tree lined streets blossoming in Sakura flowers, the tinkling chimes and heady incense of temples and streets full of wooden traditional storefronts and quaint restaurants. The Kyoto Prefecture has it all! Visiting the Japanese city of Kyoto is like travelling back in time to ancient Japan. The name “Kyoto” means “Capital City”, hearkening back to another era when it once was the imperial capital of Japan whose reign lasted over 1,000 years! The city was founded as early as 794 and has been the scene of epic battles. Today it remains the beating cultural heart of Japan until this day. Kyoto is home to incredible temples, castles, shrines and zen rock gardens, walking around the city you will encounter many people dressed in traditional Japanese costume, which adds to the illusion that you have been transported back in time. Most of the people are…
48 Hours in Tokyo - A 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Tokyo – A 2 Day Itinerary

Tokyo is known for its eclectic mix of traditional Shinto architecture and modern high-rises. This blend of old and new is one of the reasons Tokyo is such a popular destination for travellers. The Japanese capital city is home to more than nine million people and over 20 million yearly visitors. It’s a big and bustling city, and you should enjoy your trip without worrying about how you’re going to see and do everything. You don’t need to stress, because you can fit a lot into just two days in Tokyo! To help you out, this guide will show you what to do in Tokyo when you only have 48 hours. This guide is perfect for those who only have 48 Hours in Tokyo 2 Day Itinerary. We will show you what to do in Tokyo for 2 days, where to stay, what to eat and how to get around,…
Where to stay in Kyoto

Where to stay in Kyoto

Japan’s cultural capital of Kyoto is a must-visit for anyone planning a trip to Japan. Kyoto is second only to Tokyo for the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, and has more pre-war buildings than all other Japanese cities combined, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites. While Kyoto may seem quaint, with ancient temples and the geisha district, it’s still a large city with 1.5 million residents. The main attractions are fairly compact, and Kyoto has excellent public transportation options, so getting around is easy. Finding the best place to stay in Kyoto will depend on your budget and travel style, and whether you want a traditional Japanese guest house, or one of the more modern Kyoto hotels. As you decide where to stay in Kyoto, Ryokan, or traditional Japanese style inns, offer a unique cultural experience, and may be easier on the the budget than a luxury hotel. We…
Where to Stay in Tokyo Japan. Tokyo is massive, so we have put together a great guide on different areas in Tokyo to stay as well as where to stay in Tokyo on a budget, the best area to stay in Tokyo for nightlight lovers and of course the best family hotels in Tokyo.

Where to stay in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the best places to visit in Asia Pacific. Being Japans capital city and one of the most populous cities in Asia, there are several places you can stay in Tokyo and more than enough things to keep you occupied. The great thing about Tokyo is that city is interconnected with great infrastructure and an easy to use transport system, and so mobility is not an issue when staying in Tokyo. Tokyo is massive, so we have put together a great guide on different areas in Tokyo to stay as well as where to stay in Tokyo on a budget, the best hotels in Tokyo, the best places to stay in Tokyo Japan, the best areas to stay in Tokyo for nightlife lovers and of course the best family hotels in Tokyo. We will cover off all types of Tokyo accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Tokyo…