Japan Travel Blog

Travel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Japan

Hello and welcome to our Japan travel blog. You will find all our Japan blog posts in this section of our website.

Maybe you found our Japan travel blog because you are considering a visit to Japan, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to northeast Asia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Japan.

Our Japan blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.

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Cycle Rickshaws: An Asian Icon

Cycle Rickshaws: An Asian Icon

Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution. Developed in the 1880s they are still a common sight in many Asian countries; cyclo rickshaws are an icon in Asia.

Culture Shock: Japan

Culture Shock: Japan

Following three weeks travelling independently in Japan, we recap on the things we like about Japan and make some general observations about the culture.

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