International Travels, Japan, Others

Japan, Ja-Fun! The Quaintness of Kyoto and Some Useful Temple/Shrine Etiquette

Kyoto used to be the capital of Imperial Japan before it was moved to Tokyo. It is bustling with temples, shrines, palaces and traditional wooden houses. It also the best place to meet a Geisha. If we had the time, we would have spent at least 3 days in Kyoto because it is teeming not only… Continue reading Japan, Ja-Fun! The Quaintness of Kyoto and Some Useful Temple/Shrine Etiquette

International Travels, Japan

Experiencing Japan: Go on a Budget or Splurge?

Japan is a rich country - in culture, history, culinary, technology and entertainment. To be in the country itself is already an experience for the books. I wouldn't be surprised at how many blogs have been written about how much less they spent for x number of days in Japan. My take though is different.… Continue reading Experiencing Japan: Go on a Budget or Splurge?

International Travels, Japan, Museum and Theme Parks

Japan Ja-Fun! Osaka and the Universal Studios

Osaka is the largest city in western Japan, is the capital of the Osaka Prefecture and is very close to Kobe, Kyoto and Nara. If you have a plane ticket to Osaka, consider going to those places too. It is about 500 km from Tokyo, 2 something hours by Shinkansen and about 6-8 hours drive by car or public… Continue reading Japan Ja-Fun! Osaka and the Universal Studios