DIY Vacation to Kyoto and Osaka

Family vacation Kyoto Osaka

Finally after more than a month of research and planning, we embarked on a DIY Kyoto and Osaka vacation, with a side trip to visit Shirakawa-go in Gifu prefecture. This was our first visit to mainland Japan on a free-independent-traveler (FIT) leisurely pace utilising the impressive and superb Japanese transportation network, after gaining experience from a self-driven vacation to Okinawa 2 years back.

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Eight Reasons Why Eastern Hokkaido Should Be Your Next Photography Destination

Why Eastern Hokkaido Should Be Your Next Photography Destination

Eight Reasons Why Eastern Hokkaido Should Be Your Next Photography Destination

This visit to Hokkaido is my third over a four-year span but the beautiful island never fails to fascinate me each time. Perhaps the different season and travel theme conspired to maintain that novelty feel. Indeed, Hokkaido has been so successful in establishing herself as a winter holiday destination that the notion winter is the best time to visit sticks in the mind of most visitors. But I beg to...

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