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 vacation to Kyoto and Osaka, 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

Welcome to this my First-Timer Road Trip to Okinawa - Part 1. To most travellers, a trip to Japan is usually the mainstream cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, or the winterland Hokkaido. Unlike the key cities, Okinawa is less on the mind of most travellers heading to Japan. Personally, my interest in Okinawa was roused by pictures of Whale Sharks at the renowned Churaumi Aquarium. And being a military enthusiast, the happenings at Kadena Air Base, which is the largest and most active US Air...

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