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3 days in Oita Prefecture + a stop in Tokyo

3 days in Oita Prefecture + a stop in Tokyo

Japan is such an incredible country, I have been here 3 times now and I can understand how people can spend 4+ weeks in Japan, because there is so much to see!  I will be covering off 2 awesome areas in Japan - Tokyo and Oita. Oita is Pronounced - “OI TA” and is on destination that most people haven’t really heard of in Japan, I hope I can provide a few great suggestions because Oita is not a place to be missed when you travel to Japan.  This is essentially a 4 day Itinerary but we have removed the first and last day for travel days (making it a total of 6 days), you can of course chop and change and remove things that won’t work or don’t interest you. The Tokyo section of this guide can either be used on your first day or your last day Plan…
18 Things to do in Oita, Japan - That People Actually Do!

18 Things to do in Oita, Japan – That People Actually Do!

Oita, Japan is both a city and a prefecture located in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands. Oita is famous for its hot springs, and the area boasts the most amount of onsens in all of Japan. The laid-back culture draws both national and international visitors, so if you’re looking for a calm place to unwind, Oita is your ideal destination. Here are 18 suggestions of things to do in the city of Oita, as well as the greater Oita Prefecture. 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. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from over 130 countries.…
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. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people…

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. 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. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of…

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,…
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,…
10 Dishes you Must Try in Japan

10 Dishes you Must Try in Japan

Japan is a gourmet foodie paradise; Tokyo is the city with the most restaurants with Michelin stars in the world, with a total of 302 Michelin stars in 2017. What makes Japanese food so special is the quality of ingredients, the simplicity and purity of the dishes and time-perfected techniques. Traditional Japanese cuisine or “Washoku” was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list to ensure the protection and preservation of their culinary traditions and culture, becoming the second country to gain this recognition after France. It may surprise you that to become a Sushi chef, a trainee may spend between 10 and 15 years in training. This meticulous care is reflected in all aspects of Japanese food and you will be wowed by the precision, perfection and aesthetics of food in Japan. In fact, aesthetics are an important part of the presentation of a dish and you will find…
Budget Travel Guide for Japan

Budget Travel Guide for Japan

Japan is a unique island country with a distinct culture. Due to a long history of being isolated from the rest of the world, Japanese traditions formed without the influence of other nations. Your first visit to Japan may seem like you’ve entered another world. What you really want to know though, is “how much does a trip to Japan cost?” Your Japan travel budget will depend on what you do, what time of year you visit, which cities you explore, and how much ramen you consume. As you’re about to find out, Japan travel can actually be very budget-friendly. This budget travel guide for Japan will teach you how to travel on a budget while having an incredible time and not miss out on a thing. Plan your trip to Japan Need data for your trip to Japan? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per…