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Category: Japan

5 Days in Osaka with a day trip to Mount Koyasan


Osaka at night Welcome to Osaka! Osaka is my last stay during my Japan trip. When you have a couple of days to spend in Osaka, buy the "Osaka Amazing Pass". It's a pass which allows you free access to many facilities and even unlimi...read more.

J-Hoppers Hostel Osaka review


PROS:  free wifi,  free use of computers, very clean, many informations on the walls, free maps, cool staff and the hostel offered funny activities with Mr. Yano.  The location (in Fukushima area and a 2-3min walk from Fukushima stat...read more.

Kyoto and day trips to Nara, Kobe and Okayama


Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto It's time to say goodbye to Hiroshima and hello to Kyoto! The train journey is just about 90 min by the Sakura Shinkansen (Hiroshima to Shin-Osaka) and 15 min by the Hikari Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka to Kyo...read more.

3 days in Hiroshima – visiting Miyajima and Mitaki Temple


  Miyajima at sunset Welcome to Hiroshima! Finally travelled 700km from Kanazawa to Hiroshima and this in 4.5 hours with a layover of 30min in Shin-Osaka. I like the Japanese Railway System! :) The whole trip was covered by ...read more.

Day trip to Rabbit / Bunny Island (Okuno Island) from Hiroshima


Yes we can! Today was my plan visiting Rabbit Island (Okuno Island). Thanks Andrej (former room mate in Takayama)  for that funny recommendation! I really spent a great day on that island with many many rabbits. If you want to t...read more.

Khaosan Kyoto Guest House review


reception Khaosan Kyoto Guest House review PROS:  location (many shops and restaurants around), very clean, many informations on the walls, free maps and flyers, nice dormitory rooms CONS: wifi was almost never or only very po...read more.

J-Hoppers Hostel Hiroshima review


PROS:  free wifi, very clean, many informations on the walls, free maps and had a roof top equipped with tables and chairs. The location to the A-Bomb Dome and Museum was only about 10min (walking). Like in every J-Hoppers hostel y...read more.

3 nights in Kanazawa with a day trip to Kagaonsen and Yamanka Onsen


Omi-cho Market in Kanazawa Welcome to Kanazawa! It's just about a 2.5 hours journey by a thunerbird limited express train from Takayama (covered by Japan Rail Pass). Kanazawa offers the follwing main attractions: Omi-cho Market, Kenro...read more.

Hostel Pongyi Kanazawa review


PROS: Location (5min walk from Kanazawa station, but a little walk away from the main attractions) Lawson and 7-Eleven are 1-2min walk  from the hostel,  free wifi, very clean, very very friendly and helpful staff, you feel like ho...read more.

My stay in Takayama and half day trip to Shirakawa-go


Today was the day to say goodbye to Tokyo and hello to Takayma. Right now was also the time to use my Japan Rail Pass (will write later an article about the Pass and transportation in Japan). This morning I left Asakusa in direction ...read more.

J-Hoppers Hostel Takayama review


information wall about trips arround Takayama PROS: The location is very convenient (3min walk from Takayama station), free wifi, very clean hostel, attentive and helpful staff, many informations provided on the walls, discounted to...read more.

My stay in Tokyo / Asakusa area 2014


Almost 3 years ago I already stayed in Tokyo and Asakusa area. This time I flew from Thailand via Kuala Lumpur with an Air Asia “Fly-Thru” connecting ticket. View here my Blog about this journey and my experiences. Asakusa is a great l...read more.

Hostel Khaosan Kabuki Tokyo review


PROS: Location (in Asakusa) many shops and restaurants are around the hostel,   free wifi, very clean, very friendly and helpful staff CONS: strictly check in at 15:00 (maybe because the hostel was booked up at that time?) but y...read more.

Daytrip from Tokyo / Asakusa to Enoshima Island, Enoshima, Hase and Kamakura


Today my plan was visiting Enoshima Islands, Enoshima, Hase and Kamukura. All this towns are located on the Odakyu-line so the whole trip is NOT covered by the Japan Rail Pass. But don't worry there is a cheap Pass for 1470 YEN ava...read more.

Daytrip to Nikko (UNESCO world heritage site) from Tokyo / Asakusa


My first planned trip durng my stay in Tokyo was visiting Nikko. The best thing you can do first is buying the 2 Day Nikko Pass for 267o YEN.  This Pass gives you the chance to discover Nikko in 2 Days (incl. return ticket but only...read more.

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