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Japan is perfect for all types of travelers. There is so much to see and do, you can easily spent a few months here. Getting around is easy, but can quite expensive. I would recommend to purchase a JR railpass. Some of the best backpacker hostels are in Japan. They are perfect for meeting new travel friends and finding budget tours. Japan is a great country for independent travelers. Don’t forget to check out the ‘Make a Plan’ section on this blog for loads of general backpacking tips. Are you ready for your Japan adventure?

Peace and quiet during a temple stay in Takayama, Japan

While traveling in Japan I stumbled upon the 'Zenko-ji temple inn'. This is a traditional Japanese Buddhist temple in Hida-Takayama converted into a peaceful hostel. Coming from the bright...

Money Matters: Costs to travel in Japan

For many travelers Japan is a dream destination with its beautiful temples, fascinating culture and the Tokyo neon lights. Bruce Moerdjiman from the Netherlands visited...

Freaky, geeky Japan: 11 quirky things to do for travelers

Dressed in a French maid uniform, a young, pretty Japanese girl with long brown-dyed hair kneels next to our table: "What can I get you,...