Why I love Kyoto

Leanne Troy Japan

Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, is a wonderful contrast between old and new, modern and traditional, energy and sere…

Kumano Kodo Accommodation

Chris Kavanagh Japan

On the Kumano Kodo we use a variety of accommodation from centrally located hotels in cities to traditional ryokans and…

Do I need a Japan Rail Pass?

Chris Kavanagh Japan

So you’re heading to Japan, all excited about your Kumano Kodo or Nakasendo Way trek…or perhaps still thinking abo…

The mystique of Koyasan

Chris Kavanagh Japan

Misty mountains, historic temples and an ancient cemetery make Koyasan a mystical and rewarding destination. The UNESCO…

Best Restaurant in Kyoto

Zoe Rees Japan

This wonderful restaurant in Kyoto is famous for its delicious ramen and gyoza. They opened their first restaurant in 19…

Walking Japan in Autumn

Zoe Rees Japan

Koyo’ — meaning autumn-coloured foliage — draws a cult following all around Japan, where people follow the changin…

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