Super Cheap Tokyo guidebook out now!

I’m delighted to announce that Super Cheap Tokyo, the new book from Super Cheap Japan, is out now! It took me a lot of work to do, but I think I’ve finally come up with the perfect guide for traveling in the capital on a budget. It’s available now on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.co.jp and allContinue reading “Super Cheap Tokyo guidebook out now!”

Super Cheap Japan featured in an awesome new YouTube channel

Jon Bear is a great new video blogger, and a man already known for producing super professional videos about traveling in Japan. My first book, Super Cheap Japan, has been featured in his new video about how to survive in Japan on only 6000 yen a week! Also be sure to check out his channelContinue reading “Super Cheap Japan featured in an awesome new YouTube channel”

Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan

Here are the best places for cherry blossom viewing, also known as ‘hanami’, in Japan: Ueno Park A huge park with seemingly hundreds of cherry blossom trees.  Very, very busy, but great atmosphere. Ueno travel guide More in Tokyo Himeji Castle Himeji Castle is breath-taking during the cherry blossom season.  It’s free if you justContinue reading “Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan”

Top Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyoto

There are so many great places to see cherry blossoms in Kyoto, so here are some of my highlights! You could save some money and walk between them all, so use our Google Map below or circle them on one of the free tourist maps that are available from tourist information centers and stations allContinue reading “Top Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyoto”

Top 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyushu

Kyushu, in southern Japan, has some excellent sakura (cherry blossoms) spots. They may be just as busy as those up north, but they make for a good change of scene. The times are about the same as in Tokyo and Kyoto. For forecasts check out the Super Cheap Japan sakura (cherry blossoms) guide. Fukuoka is the best place toContinue reading “Top 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyushu”

Snowy Buddhist mountain town – Koyasan Day 1

Koyasan is a secluded town south of Osaka, full of temples for people to stay in and view. I went here last week and had one of my holidays in Japan. This UNESCO World Heritage site is so stunning in the winter.  Day 2 report can be found here.  Here are some highlights from my trip:Continue reading “Snowy Buddhist mountain town – Koyasan Day 1”

Survival Japanese for travelling in Japan

Japanese people are some of the worst English speakers in the world, so it’s best the learn a few key phrases before you visit Japan. There will be times when you are trying to communicate with someone who has absolutely no English ability. Having said that, one of the great things about Japan is thatContinue reading “Survival Japanese for travelling in Japan”

Top 5 Kansai Christmas Illuminations

If you are lucky enough to be in Japan in the holiday season, there are some stunning illuminations and displays in Osaka and Kyoto. While not quite as numerous or as crazy as in Tokyo, they are definitely worth checking them out while you do a bit of Christmas shopping. Japan may not be a Christian country, butContinue reading “Top 5 Kansai Christmas Illuminations”

Free sample chapter from my awesome new book!

The new Super Cheap Japan book is the ultimate guidebook for those traveling to Japan on a budget. Available across the world at retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository, it is a painstakingly researched book aimed at those who worry about spending too much money in the Land of the RisingContinue reading “Free sample chapter from my awesome new book!”

Jimbocho- Tokyo’s Book Town

A walk through Jimbocho? I cannot think of any stroll, rain or shine, that a book lover would enjoy more. Jimbocho, Tokyo’s used book town, is easily accessed from Shinjuku via the Shinjuku subway line (toward 各停Moto-Yawata, Jimbocho Station, exit A7). Located in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, Kanda district, near Meiji University, Jimbocho is centered aroundContinue reading “Jimbocho- Tokyo’s Book Town”

Autumn Leaves Forecast 2017

It’s that time of the year again! The autumn leaves are coming out. It’s a great time to visit Japan, as most spots are free to visit. The Autumn colour season is also longer than the cherry blossom season, so there is no chance of missing out on the amazing views. Find out more aboutContinue reading “Autumn Leaves Forecast 2017”

Sneak peak inside the new book

There it is! The new book delivered 😀 Now that everything is ready, my new travel book is ready to release on 22nd September. The brand new Super Cheap Japan book is the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan, full of the most useful, up-to-date information for a cheap holiday in Japan. With extensive tax-freeContinue reading “Sneak peak inside the new book”