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Top 10 Fall Colors Spots in Kyoto, Japan

It’s difficult to narrow down the best fall colors locations in Kyoto down to a top 10 list. From foliage dotting the hillsides of Arashiyama to tree-lined temples of Higashiyama and everywhere in between, autumn in Japan’s ancient capital is a veritable sea of koyo (colorful leaves). The Japanese maple trees seem especially deep and vibrant in […]

Sanrio Puroland Info, Tips & Strategy

Beyond reading that it’s Tokyo, Japan’s Hello Kitty theme park, I couldn’t find a lot of info about Sanrio Puroland before our visit. In this post, we seek to rectify the dearth of info and planning tips, covering whether it’s worth your time, how to save money on tickets, and other tips for avoiding lines […]

2-Day Tokyo Highlights Itinerary

This 2-day Tokyo itinerary provides our touring plan for visitors to Japan to visit the city’s best districts, museums, parks, temples, and other things to do, all in a time-saving manner. In so doing, this veritable ‘best of’ Tokyo plan of attack provides an efficient framework for seeing as much as possible, while also not […]

Himeji, Japan City Travel Guide

For many visitors, particularly those with the Japan Rail Pass, Himeji Castle is a popular day trip from Kyoto or Osaka. This guide covers the city of Himeji, and offers our tips for things to do, how to get there, and dining tips based upon our trips to Himeji for cherry blossom, fall colors, and other seasons. […]

Hong Kong City Guide

In this Hong Kong travel guide, we’ll share tips from our visits to the city, including things to do, when to visit, transportation info, where to eat, hotel options, and more. Hong Kong is one of the most fascinating and fun cities in the world, a place where the whole is more than the sum of […]

Our 10 Favorite Experiences in Japan (So Far)

Japan is our favorite country to visit in the world. We’ve traveled to Tokyo and Kyoto more than any other cities, and have fallen in love with Japan’s culture, people, cuisine, beauty, and history. In this post, we’ll share some of our favorite experiences in Japan thus far. It was actually pretty tough to narrow […]

1-Day Eastern Kyoto, Japan Itinerary: Higashiyama & Beyond

Our ideal 1-Day Eastern Kyoto Itinerary offers a touring plan for stops along the Higashiyama Mountains, spanning from Silver Pavilion to Kiyomizudera, and beyond. Our plan of attack emphasizes efficiency while also slowing down to appreciate the majesty of Kyoto, and walking through some of the city’s most charming and historic districts. We wanted to […]

1-Day Central Kyoto Itinerary

This post offers a step-by-step itinerary for Central Kyoto, with advice on transportation between temples, museums, and other points of interest recommended in this Japan touring plan. If you’re visiting for 3 or more days, you should dedicate the third day of your itinerary to Downtown and Central Kyoto. In a way, you can think […]

1-Day Western Kyoto, Japan Itinerary: Arashiyama & Sagano

Our 1-day Western Kyoto Itinerary features a range of temples, gardens, and other stops in Arashiyama and Sagano, along with one of the best places to see monkeys in Japan (because we’ve got our priorities straight). In this touring plan, we’ll provide strategy for efficiently seeing everything from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to under-the-radar gems, […]

Our Top 10 Experiences in France (So Far)

France is an incredible place. After numerous trips spanning from Normandy to the Loire Valley, and a variety of places in between, it has become one of our favorite countries in the world. In this post, we’ll detail some of our favorite experiences in France thus far. It’s not so much a top 10 things […]