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2-Day Kanazawa Itinerary: Best Things to Do in Japan’s Samurai Town

two women in kimonos posing in a street lined with traditional buildings in kanazawa japan

A worthy contender for Kyoto’s crown as Japan’s historical heart, Kanazawa is a jewel of a city. Although Kanazawa is best known for Kenroku-en, one of Japan’s top three gardens, this city in the Ishikawa prefecture offers so much more. Home to Edo-period Chaya Districts, ancient samurai houses, several attractive temples and a clutch of […]

The Best Things To Do in Himeji in One Day: The Ultimate Travel Guide

himeji castle which is one of the best things to see in himeji in one day

Although Himeji pulls in the tourist crowds for one reason – the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Himeji Castle – it is not a one-trick pony.  To make the most of your time in this charming city in Hyogo Prefecture, here are the best things to do in Himeji in one day. If you have […]

The Ultimate 3-Day Kyoto Itinerary in 2021

golden temple with reflection in lake and trees which is included in a 3-day kyoto itinerary

Kyoto is Japan’s beating historical, cultural and spiritual heart. Unlike other cities in Japan that have embraced modernity, Kyoto has steadfastly clung to the old traditions. Robed monks glide between temple buildings and prayer chants echo across manicured Zen gardens. Geishas scurry along dimly lit alleyways to their next appointment.   Home to more than […]

A Perfect Weekend in Newcastle: Itinerary, Landmarks & Day Trips

bridges across the river tyne seen during a weekend in newcastle

When it comes to a city break in England, London is not the only option. Vibrant Newcastle upon Tyne, the jewel of the northeast, is a perfect destination for a fun-packed weekend city break or UK staycation. It’s compact, is served by an excellent transport infrastructure and has a historic Georgian core. The city is […]