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A guide to the Japan Rail Pass

The rail pass almost essential for travel in Japan, step by step. A guide to the Japan Rail pass

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The lavender fields in Furano

Hokkaido, the wonderful lavender fields in the North of Japan

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Walking in Kyoto: from Takao to Kiyotaki

I love walking in Kyoto. This hike from Takao to Kiyotaki is not to be missed: it eventually leads to Arashiyama

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Four reasons to love Kanazawa

Samurai, geisha, contemporary art, beautiful gardens and excellent cuisine. Kanazawa is worth a visit.

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Five books on Kyoto

Great titles to read or bring with you to the ancient capital of Japan: books on Kyoto Read more

Peak season in Kyoto: finding accommodation

Some advice on finding accommodation in spring in Kyoto (and Tokyo). And it can be useful all year round too!

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Japan: six travelogues

Some good books to read if you are travelling to Japan. Or if you have just returned and want to keep travelling with your imagination. 

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Kyoto: the flea market at Toji temple

If you go to Japan, try to be in the capital on the 21st of the month. Quick guide to the Kobo-san monthly market at Toji (and some notes on why I love Japan winter)

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A trip to Matsushima

One of the great views of Japan. My trip to Matsushima bay

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A half-day trip to Uji (from Kyoto)

It has a beautiful, old temple, the Byodo-in. But also a famous bridge and excellent green tea. Why you should plan a half-day trip to Uji from Kyoto

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