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Accommodation Japan Kanto (Tokyo)

Dormy Inn Korakuen – The latest addition to our favourite hotel chain in Tokyo

The Dormy Inn hotel chain is always our favourite choice for accommodation in Japan, as detailed over in this post here. In our latest Tokyo trip, we were thrilled to find the brand new branch of Dormy Inn Korakuen right beside the Tokyo Dome City. Dormy Inn Korakuen only recently opened in May 2018 and …

Accommodation First Timer Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo)

3 Best Japan Hotels for Budget Travellers and Couples

Choosing an accommodation is always the hardest part during a vacation planning, especially in a major city like Tokyo and Osaka. Hotels in the higher tiers are expensive, ranging from $300 a night upwards. Luckily for us, we always travel in two and can choose to stay in business hotels that are more affordable. Although …

Accommodation First Timer Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe)

Staying in Airbnb in Japan under the new law

Early this year, a new law was passed in Japan that forbids short term rental of Minpakus (private homes). Many Airbnb hosts were affected and we are seeing thousands of cancellations. New Airbnb Law In Japan for Minpaku Airbnb in major cities like Tokyo and Osaka are extremely popular due to high hotel costs. Booking …

Accommodation First Timer Japan Japan Talk Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo)

Garbage sorting in Japan

A major stressful chore during my long stay in Tokyo last year was compartmentalising my garbage. ? I remembered how the building management emphasized on this house chore during key collection on my first day. And, I went blur ?at this instruction sheet. Even in the apartment, this instruction note is already laminated and pasted on the kitchen …

Accommodation Japan Japan Talk Kanto (Tokyo) Random Japan

First solo trip- staying in Dormy Inn Ueno Okachimachi

Had my first solo Japan trip in summer 2015. I decided to stay in my regular hotel chain – Dormy Inn for a peace of mind, and was lucky to obtain a good rate for the newly opened Dormy Inn Ueno Okachimachi! Well, that’s my only visit in this property as the room rates have …

Accommodation Event Hokkaido Japan

Ryokan Experience, Kourakuen in Otaru 小樽宏楽園温泉旅館

Staying in a Japanese Ryokan is one of the unique experience that visitors to Japan must try. These japanese-style inns offer traditional facilities like onsen, tatami floors, futon beds and multi course meals known as Kaiseki. As part of our Hokkaido trip, we went to for a day stay at Kourakuen Onsen Ryokan in Otaru. …