Kyoto and Osaka Family DIY Vacation

Family vacation Kyoto Osaka

Finally after more than a month of research and planning, we embarked on a Kyoto and Osaka family DIY 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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First-Timer Road Trip to Okinawa – Part 1

Detailed Road Trip Guide to Okinawa Japan for First Timers

First-timer Road-Trip to Okinawa

To most travellers, a trip to Japan are usually the mainstream cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto or the winter wonder-island of Hokkaido. Unlike the key cities, Okinawa is less on the mind of most travellers heading to Japan. Personally, my interest in Okinawa was roused rather by pictures of Whale Sharks at the renowned Churaumi Aquarium. And also being a military enthusiast, the happenings at Kadena Air Base, which is the largest and most active US...

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