Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park: Getting There and What to Expect

Tips & Articles We first saw Japanese macaques (also known as snow monkeys) on the BBC series Life. We loved the idea of their unique way of life. Centred around their habitat of natural hot springs. Though there is a darker side to this considering the monkeys in a troop of low status, left outside the […]

Osaka: Blade Runner Cityscapes and Foodie Heaven

Tips & Articles Having not known much about Osaka when I visited on a day trip a few years ago, I knew I had to come back one day and spend a little bit more time here. The first time I came I checked out the Umeda Sky Building (A futuristic building with an impressive observatory) and […]

The Japanese Alps: Takayama, Folk Villages & Outdoor Onsens in Winter

Tips & Articles The Northern Japan Alps of Central Honshū is a region that can be enjoyed throughout the entire year. We arrived during Winter and were lucky enough to see this beautiful area covered in snow, which added so much to the experience. There are trade-offs to make though, for example, Kamikochi was off […]