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Cafe Food Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Street food and fast food

World’s Number 2 Melon Pan Ice Cream

Chanced upon this shop in Kyoto that sells delicious freshly baked melon-pan bun with ice-cream of different flavours. The bun is crispy and crunchy on the exterior and the bread inside are soft. Hot fresh bun with cold ice cream within makes this combination really refreshing. The shop name is “World’s Number 2 Melon Pan …

Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Transport Transport - Rails

New Hello Kitty Haruka Train From Kansai International Airport to Shin Osaka

Attention all Hello Kitty fans! JR West is launching a new Express train service from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Kyoto! Get your warmest welcome from kimono dressed Hello Kitty upon touching down at KIX airport. Since the release of Hello Kitty Shinkansen last year, many visitors had been complaining about the difficulty in getting …

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12 Osaka and Kyoto Travelling Tips – Introducing all our past experience in the region

Osaka and Kyoto are hugely popular yet very different cities in Kansai region. If you prefer a cultural experience, you will definitely enjoy Kyoto! Here, let’s run through some of our past experience in the Kansai region. Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori satisfy all your cravings for Japanese street food and foodie backdrop for selfies! Visiting Kyoto 1) Kyoto …

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Japan Departure Tax Starting 7 Jan 2019

A new levy known as the Japan Departure Tax will be imposed on travellers upon leaving the country. The tax will cost 1000 yen for each person leaving by air or sea, and the price is included in the ticket price of your transportation. That is why you should probably see a slight hike in …

First Timer Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo) Transport Transport - Rails

Getting around – Tokyo public subways

Tokyo boasts a world class, high density public transport systems consisting of multiple subways, buses and taxis. Getting around the city is not a problem even for non-japanese speaking free and easy travellers like us. Taking the subways is our preferred choice of transportation in and around Tokyo. Take a look at Tokyo Transport. Subways Tokyo …

Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Places of Interest Visiting

Arashiyama 嵐山 – Bamboo Groves and Togetsukyo Bridge in Kyoto

Arashiyama in Kyoto prefecture is most famous for its Bamboo Groves and the Togetsukyo Bridge. The area is conveniently connected by at least 4 train stations making it very accessible and frequently visited by even locals living around Kyoto. On this hot summer day, we visited Arashiyama eager to see the world famous bamboo grooves. …

First Timer Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo) Shopping Shopping malls and streets Street food and fast food

Buying Goodies and Snacks from our Japan Trips

Japan has some of the most amazing snacks and goodies for every visitors, young or old. All of them are beautifully packaged and are the perfect souvenirs for friends and families. In most of our Japan trips, we will usually spend thousands of yen on the last day on snacks and goodies, enough to last …

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 …

First Timer Food Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo) Street food and fast food

Tempura Tendon Tenya 天丼てんや – Best Tempura Chain Restaurant in Japan

Whenever we are craving for some authentic Japanese Tempura, we will head over to the nearest Tempura Tendon Tenya (天丼てんや) restaurant. With over 500 shops all over Japan, Tendon Tenya is a really popular Tempura chain restaurant among both locals and tourists. The most famous Tendon Tenya outlet is located in Harajuku after Justin Bieber …

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 …