Category Archives: Planning Travel

Kyushu Trip Part II – a Day in Nagasaki

So, dear readers, here’s what we did on our second day in Kyushu. I wrote about the first one here. Getting to Nagasaki To continue our bold last-minute dash across the island of Kyushu, we decided on a day trip … Continue reading

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Kyushu Trip Part I – Things You Didn’t Know About Fukuoka

First, great news! From World Tourism Organisation: Travel to Japan poses no risk. However, today I’d like to share a little bit more about my travel experiences in the southern island of Kyushu. I had previously written that for those … Continue reading

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What is REALLY happening in Japan?

I must admit I have been getting very, very worried. From a number of sources, I am hearing that not only Tōhoku area (northeastern part of the island Honshu) should be avoided in the immediate future, but it’s long term fate … Continue reading

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Japan – to go or not to go?

There have been so many terrible news out of Japan, people are starting to associate this beautiful place with nothing more than natural disasters, radiation, danger. I thought it would be essential to remind people that Japan is relatively vast, … Continue reading

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Designing your first Japanese itinerary

I’ve been reading lots of travel and food blogs related to Japan so it seems like everyone in the world knows everything about Japan, Japanese food and especially Japanese travel. I had to remind myself that when I started travelling … Continue reading

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The Magical JR Rail Pass

The first thing anyone travelling to Japan should know about is the amazing JR Rail Pass. Essentially, this is a pass valid for unlimited travel on all JR trains and buses, including high speed rail, Shinkansen. It is also valid … Continue reading

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