5 Places to Visit If You Only Have 1 Day in Osaka

5 Places to Visit If You Only Have 1 Day in Osaka

Osaka is one of the busiest cities in Japan and is perhaps most well known for its metropolitan landscape, towering Osaka Castle and street food. Unlike neighboring Kyoto that is chock full of heritage sites and temples, Osaka is much more similar to Tokyo in appearance, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have…

A Day Trip to Nara from Kyoto or Osaka: Meet the Sacred Deer of Nara Park

A Day Trip to Nara from Kyoto or Osaka: Meet the Sacred Deer of Nara Park

You have no idea the restraint it took to not make a deer-related pun in the title of this article! “Oh deer” and “deerie me” definitely nearly made the cut, but I managed to stop myself. Nara in Japan is famous for its population of wild deer that roam freely around its sprawling park –…

12 Places You Must Visit If You Only Have 3 Days in Kyoto

12 Places You Must Visit If You Only Have 3 Days in Kyoto

Kyoto was once the imperial capital of Japan, and the rich Japanese culture and heritage still shines through to this day. Kyoto is famous for its many temples and pavilions, beautiful parks, the Arashiyama bamboo forest and iconic red torii gates, and is one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing cities in Japan. Though…

30 Incredible Kyoto Travel Photos That Will Make You Want to Hop on a Plane to Japan

30 Incredible Kyoto Travel Photos That Will Make You Want to Hop on a Plane to Japan

I’ve been to Japan for work trips in the past, but never made it beyond the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Setting aside the fact that Japanese cuisine is one of my favorites, Kyoto has 17 – you read that right – seventeen UNESCO World Heritage sites and is widely considered the cultural hub of…