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

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Last Updated February 17th, 2020It’s hard to know what to expect when traveling to Japan for the first time. While you probably have a general idea about what Japanese culture is like, much of this is based on what’s become popular internationally. It’s easy to learn about sushi and ramen, to see gorgeous photos of high-tech Tokyo and ancient Kyoto, … Read More

Best Osaka Neighborhood to stay in?

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Last Updated April 27th, 2019Choosing the best Osaka neighborhood to stay in depends on what you’re looking for. Osaka is not nearly as big as Tokyo, but it’s still a large, sprawled out city with distinct neighborhoods that have their own quirks and charms. Some are old and have an atmosphere that’s very unique to Osaka, while others are new … Read More

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

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Last Updated February 17th, 2020Osaka 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 February 17th, 2020If 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

Kamakura: The Perfect Day Trip From Tokyo

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Last Updated February 10th, 2019Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis that will overwhelm your senses and redefine what you think about cities. That said, you’re probably going to want to get away for a little while and Kamakura may be the ideal choice. The typical thing to do is get a rail pass and take the “golden route” through Kyoto and … Read More