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

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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 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 […]

One Day in Osaka, Japan: Itinerary for 2021

chinese lantern in cobblestone street in osaka at night

Friendly, free-spirited Osaka may not have as rich a history as Kyoto or Tokyo, but it is bursting with cultural attractions and is home to some of the most incredible food in Japan. And that’s saying something. Despite being Japan’s third-largest city, with a bit of planning, it is possible to experience the best of […]