Category: Japan

Kyoto’s Best Autumn Foliage In 5 Days

Kyoto is one of the best places to enjoy autumn foliage in Japan. The leaves usually start to turn red from middle of November, peak around the last week of November finally tapering off by middle of December. The best time to go? Last days of November to […]

Kyushu 12-Day Itinerary

If you are an onsen aficionado, you definitely need to visit Kyushu. Oita and Kagoshima are ranked #1 and #2 in Japan for having the most number of hot spring sources. There are dozens of onsens waiting to be discovered in renowned onsen resorts such as Beppu, Yufuin, […]

Where to Eat in Japan – 2019

So I was back in Japan again in May. Now, May is an awkward period – too late for cherry blossoms, too early for the festivals and fireworks (Jul-Aug). May is like a filler between seasons where things take a hiatus before the real deals start rolling. Still, […]

Hirugami Onsen

From Mountain to Valley We got back to Kofu 甲府 from Mt Houou at around noon and without much ado, booked ourselves on the first train out to Okaya 岡谷 (Limited Express Azusa, 50 mins). At Okaya, we transferred to the JR Iida Line bound for Iida 飯田 […]