Traveling To Japan For The First Time? 37 Things To Know Before You Go



Last Updated December 30th, 2019It’s hard to know what to expect when traveling to Japan for the first time. You probably have a general idea about Japan based on the bits and pieces of the culture you’re familiar with. Sushi has taken the world by storm and now ramen is doing the same. There’s modern Tokyo and ancient Kyoto. There … Read More

How long to stay in Osaka? It depends on 3 things…


Last Updated December 30th, 2019Osaka is underrated. It’s usually described as a nightlife city with little else to see and do. As a result of this perception, most people just pass through on their way to Kyoto or skip it all together. This is a mistake—especially for foodies. Street food, markets, and even Michelin starred restaurants are everywhere. They are … Read More

NOMATIC Travel Pack Review: Most Functional Travel Bag?

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Last Updated December 30th, 2019If you want a real, in-depth review of the NOMATIC Travel Pack or one of NOMATIC’s other bags, this is the article of your dreams. I’ve now spent more than a year with the Travel Pack, use it on most days, and have explored two continents with it. I’ve used it on the trains of Tokyo … Read More

A Mackerel In Fukuoka Changed My Life


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Last Updated December 30th, 2019It happened by chance. Megumi and I were strolling down one of Fukuoka’s main streets at lunchtime when we saw a mob of office workers briskly making their way down a tiny alleyway nestled between a convenience store and a beautiful shrine. So, we followed along… Inside, we found a handful of restaurants catering to this … Read More

Two Weeks In Japan: The Definitive Guide

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Two weeks in japan

Last Updated December 30th, 2019Planning for two weeks in Japan is no easy task. The more you research, the more overwhelming it becomes… Should you focus on the major tourist sites or step off the beaten path? How long should you spend in Tokyo? What about Kyoto? This guide will make these decisions much easier for you. Here’s what you’ll … Read More

Ultimate BauBax 2.0 Review

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Last Updated January 25th, 2019This Baubax 2.0 review will teach you everything you need to know to determine if this is the perfect travel jacket for you. What stands out most about the BauBax travel jacket is how much you can store in the multitude of pockets. I’ve tried it around the city, at the airport, and on a ten-hour … Read More

Pod Hotels In Japan: What You Need To Know


Last Updated October 26th, 2018Pod hotels in Japan are definitely a unique experience… But, before you try sleeping in one, you should know what they’re really like. We usually use Airbnb, but since using Airbnb in Japan has become much more of a challenge lately, Joshua decided to try out some pod hotels in Tokyo. After a lot of research, … Read More

Is Airbnb In Japan Still A Good Option?



Last Updated October 10th, 2018We’ve been using Airbnb in Japan ever since we met more than three years ago. Joshua used it on his first trip and we’ve used it together ever since we started exploring the world together. We haven’t found any better way to rent a short term apartment in Japan and think an apartment is much better … Read More

Wifi In Japan: Ultimate Guide To Getting Connected


Last Updated October 10th, 2018Public WiFi in Japan is worse than a lot of other countries. But, it’s not due to poor infrastructure limiting speed and access. Speed and performance are usually great if you’re connected to a private network in a home or office. Some public networks are great, too… Occasionally. The biggest challenge is getting connected in the … Read More