Category Archives: Asia

Two Weeks in Japan – The Best Japan Itinerary for First-Timers

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This first-timer’s Japan itinerary is perfect for your first visit to this incredible country. Discover the amazing things to do, food to eat, and places to visit in Japan in this complete guide. The Perfect First Timer’s Japan Itinerary: The Best Places to Visit in Japan This post contains affiliate links. I’m so excited to […]

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 […]

Solving the Problem of Overtourism Through Alternative Destinations for Sustainable Travel

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. It’s no secret that overtourism is a major problem around the world. You’ve probably heard the buzzword before, and it always seems to strike up heated conversations from all spectrums of […]

Top Japan Travel Tips – 20 Things to Know Before Going to Japan

If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, there are a few tips you’ll want to keep in mind before you go. Japan’s culture can be very different from western culture, so it’s good to know a few basic rules of etiquette so you don’t offend anyone. Here’s what to know before going to Japan. […]

Japan Hotel & Home Rental Guide Guide

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 correct price. Hiroshima Hotels Hiroshima Budget Hotels 1. Sejour Inn Nagarekawa 2. Hotel Granvia Hiroshima […]

What to Eat in Japan 25 Foods You MUST Try in Japan

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Japan is full of culture, fun, and flavor! Blending many influences from the east and west along with ancient traditions, Japanese food is some of the tastiest in the world. This list will walk you through the best Japanese food in the country!  What to Eat in Japan | 25 Foods You MUST Try in […]