Japan Itinerary: 12 Days in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hakone

Last updated on March 8th, 2024 at 09:58 pmJapan offers an incredible juxtaposition of modern technology alongside ancient temples and traditions. It is also one of the world’s safest countries, making it an ideal travel destination. The frenetic energy of bustling Tokyo, with more Michelin star restaurants than anywhere else on Earth, dazzles both the…

Trees surround the lakeside Kinkaku-Ji (Golden Pavilion) Temple in Kyoto, Japan

What to Expect in Hakone, Japan at a Ryokan

Last updated on February 20th, 2024 at 11:59 pmRyokans are traditional Japanese inns renowned for the ultimate zen experience. They typically offer comfortable rooms, traditional kaiseki dining, mineral baths (onsen) and wonderful customer service. Visitors to Japan should definitely plan to stay in a ryokan for a portion of their trip. Here is what to…

Photo of snow capped Mount Fuji with a cable car

Capsule and Cabin Hotels: Unique Stays in Japan

Capsule and cabin hotels in Japan can offer a comfortable stay that will not cost a fortune. Capsule hotels are a little like hostel dorms, except the small pod-like rooms offer complete privacy instead of a room filled with open privacy lacking bunk beds. That alone makes them superior to typical western style hostels for younger as well as cost conscious travelers.

spacious capsule room at Hotel Cargo Shinsaibashi