TOKYO ITINERARIES (with Budget)

Tokyo exudes with timeless appeal, that’s why it is no surprise that the 2017 edition of Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Tokyo topped the list of the World’s Best Cities for 2017. This lively capital of Japan is more than just the towering skyscrapers, blinding neon-lights, giant video screens and surreal sci-fi streets. It’s a massive city packed with character and …

TATEYAMA KUROBE ALPINE ROUTE: HOW TO GET THERE, WHAT TO PACK AND OTHER TRAVEL TIPS

It was my first time to see anything like it – a beautiful blend of landscape and adventure, like a scene lifted from my childhood dream.  I was in Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route in the Northern Alps, dubbed as the Roof of Japan.  The soaring gleaming snow walls (Yuki-no-otani) near Murodo that surrounded me dwarfed me.  According to anecdotes, Murodo-daira of …

OSAKA-KYOTO-NARA ITINERARY

Japan is steeped in tradition and spirituality, and the perfect place to get a true taste of Japanese culture is Kansai Region. For first-time tourists in Japan, get your fill of tradition in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara where most of the top historical attractions are concentrated in a compact area. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find something unforgettable here! I wrote …