Japan is often referred to as the “land of the rising sun” and is best known for its efficient transportation system, especially the famous bullet trains. Japan is an interesting country to visit because of the combination of the old and the new that you will find as you travel through this place. So is Japan a good destination for a solo traveler? If you’re traveling to Japan alone for the first time, here are 15 tips you need to know.
Throughout the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Japan, the world’s largest and most populated metropolis has plenty of food options to offer. While Tokyo offers a ton to see and do, most can agree that the main attractions are the restaurants and the main activity is eating as much as you can. Here are some of the top restaurants in Tokyo.
Packing is one of the necessary evils of traveling, and it can be a stressful process to try to think through every single item that we may need in a foreign country, especially one that’s as far away as Japan. Where do we even start to pack for a Japanese getaway? Luckily, there are several resources that we can use to make packing easy and painless! Read below to find an important list of packing essentials for your Japan vacation!
With its seemingly endless number of activities and year round festivals, there truly is no bad time to visit Japan. From the snowy ski slopes of Hokkaido to the warm beaches of Okinawa and the bustling cultural centers of Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan has something unique to offer every type of traveler. However, due to expensive flights and long travel times, Japan is often a once-in-a-lifetime trip for many travelers. So, deciding the best time to visit is absolutely key to planning your dream Japanese getaway. Keep reading below to discover your ideal time to travel to Japan!
Once the capital city of the powerful Japanese empire, Kyoto is now a popular tourist destination located in the southern-central region of the large island of Honshu. Known as one of Japan’s greatest ancient cities, Kyoto is a booming cultural center full of beautifully ornate shrines and temples, historic landmarks, sprawling bamboo forests, lively theater performances, and delicious cuisine. Kyoto’s cultural importance has drawn visitors to its city for years, and its rich historical, cultural, and culinary traditions make Kyoto an ideal spot to soak in all the best that Japan has to offer. Keep reading below to see the best things to do in Kyoto, Japan!
Southeast Asia. The countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar are home to some of the most unique culture, deep history, and heartwarming people. All of these countries are also home to some of the World’s most stunning temples - in particular temples of Angkor (Angkor Wat) in Cambodia and the Ancient Temples in Bagan Myanmar.
Early in the morning at 5:00am hundreds of monks wake up, leave the temples, and walk through the city streets collecting their morning alms (sticky rice and other simple foods) that is give to them from the local people as a part of a special alms giving ceremony. The monks walk in a single file line down the main streets that lead to the royal palace, where locals kneel by the curbside with their heads bowed and their feet tucked away - showing respect for the monks who are passing by.
Around the world, there are millions of people who struggle because they lack a basic necessity that some of us take for granted: the ability to build a livelihood and provide for their families; simply put, a job. I’m not talking about a fulfilling career or high-paying salary, but the security of being able to feed yourself and family at the end of the day.
I am in Bukit Luang with my friend Lillix, the man who talks to monkeys. Lillix grew up in a small village in the jungles of Indonesia, and from a young age, learned to love the jungle. Ever since he was six years old his father would take him to explore the most remote parts of the jungle to help him develop an appreciation for its beauty and importance.
When you think of China, famous landmarks like The Forbidden City and The Great Wall of China are bound to spring to mind. And these sites should absolutely be on your bucket list, but don’t limit yourself! China has so much MORE to offer! With a diverse landscape this country has an infinite number of spectacular sites, from mountain ranges to beaches, city skylines to traditional water towns.
Before my trip many people asked me, is Uzbekistan a good place to visit? The answer is undoubtably Yes. Uzbekistan was possibly the most remarkable, underrated and surreal country I’ve ever visited. Most of the time I was there, I struggled to believe that anything I was seeing was real. The architecture there looked straight out of the most magical chapter of One Thousand And One Nights, and to do it justice, you really just have to see it for yourself.
The Great Wall of China was originally constructed to protect the country from invasions and to create a physical barrier from the rest of the world. Now it serves as China’s #1 attraction with over 10 million visitors each year. With prime months to visit and essential packing tips, this guide will provide you with an optimal Great Wall experience.
China is calling all foodies! China has a landscape of grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers, and coastline. The vast landscape allows this Asian country to offer many types of cuisine. Some are simple while others require some courage to try. Here are 5 things you should try while visiting China!
The Silk Road is made up of the countries of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. This part of the world is full of unique culture, ancient history, and delicious cuisine. Here are a few of our top tips on the best time to visit, and everything you need to know before visiting Central Asia
Sri Lanka truly has something for everyone, from its laid-back beach towns, to historical ruins, to tea estates to hiking up mountain peaks. Voted top country for travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet, go before the tourism surge. Here are ten reasons to visit Sri Lanka.
Visiting China will create unforgettable memories and allow travelers to experience a country with a unique culture and history, varied geography, and many tantalizing food delicacies. It would take a lifetime to experience everything China has to offer— the rugged geographic treasures of Zhangjiajie and Guilin, the dynamic energy of Shanghai, and China’s most-visited destination, Beijing, are just a few places to get a traveler started. Hong Kong, Pingyao, and Chongqing also deserve to be at the top of one’s itinerary list.
With nearly 60 million tourists visiting it in 2016, it’s no surprise China earned the award for the most visited country in Asia and fourth in the entire world. Part of the appeal of this coveted travel destination is the vast variety of culturally, historically, and religiously significant sites. The geographic treasures of Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, and Guilin feature awe-inspiring geography that have enticed filmmakers, photographers, geologists, and travelers for years.