Category Archives: Asia

Japan Hotel & Home Rental Guide Guide

We’ve created this list of our favorite places to stay in Japan, organized by city. Here is your Accommodation Guide to Japan. I’ve selected some of my favorite hotels and home rentals for you for each destination you’ll be visiting. Be sure to enter your own dates and the number of people to see the […]

Go Here Instead in 2023! Solving the Problem of Overtourism through Alternative Destinations

Solving the problem of overtourism

Overtourism is a quickly increasing global issue. We can attempt to help solve the problem of overtourism by choosing to travel to alternative destinations. I’ve rounded up some incredible alternative destinations that will be less crowded and more sustainable.

How to Visit a Shrine or Temple in Japan – Japanese Shrine and Temple Etiquette

Two girls bowing at a shrine in Japan

What is the Difference Between a Japanese Shrine and a Japanese Temple? There are two easy ways to tell a shrine and temple apart. First, shrines have a simple gate, called a torii, that separates the human world and the sacred ground, while the gates of a temple, or sanmon, look more like a large house rather […]