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Tips for Catching the Train or Bus in Tokyo

Using public transport in Tokyo can feel overwhelming, it’s the largest city in the world and has a train and bus network to match. While it takes some getting used to, it’s also extremely efficient and will get you literally anywhere you...

How to Ride the Bullet Train in Japan

Riding the bullet train (also known as Shinkansen) is easily the most convenient way to travel between cities in Japan. It’s fast, it’s comfortable, and you don’t have to deal with the stress of the airport or a long drive. It’s made...

Okuno-in: Kōyasan’s Pathway Through Time

A banner image of Buddhist monks climbing steps.
A line of Buddhist monks walk the stone path of Okuno-in. In the footsteps of Kobo Daishi. Deep in the mountains of Wakayama prefecture, shrouded by a rolling sea of dark-hued cedar, lies a...