If you’re a seasoned Japan visitor (or an adventurous first-timer), I would recommend trying the two least-known JR Passes: the San’in-Sanyo JR Pass, and the All-Shikoku Pass. The covers all the JR Shikoku routes and some extra private rail lines. This guide explains the JR Shikoku Rail Pass and introduces some highlights for Tokushima, Kochi, Ehime, and Kagawa Prefectures.
This post is an overview for people who are interested in seeing a bit more of nature while travelling Japan, whether it is sightseeing at the top of a mountain or an all-day hike. Information is focused on getting to and from a mountain and what amenities are available.
Visiting a Japanese mountain is a must-do when travelling Japan. Many mountains have public transportation and scenic bus routes!
Train, transit, ryokan, minshuku food, and translation tips for getting around in rural Japan to more off-beat and interesting places!
Photo essay covering Gujo-Hachiman in Gifu Prefecture, including the food, canals, river life, odori, ryokan culture, and traditional textiles and homes.
A photo essay of fish markets, shrines, village life legacies, and contemporary gems around Yahiko, Niigata, Japan.
A photo essay of Yahiko in Niigata Prefecture, rural Japan. Includes Shinto shrines, Japanese sweets, temples, forests, and sunsets.