Japan Autumn leaves forecast for 2019

Autumn is one of the best times to come to Japan. Unlike the week or two that each area has cherry blossoms in full bloom, the autumn leaves stay bright for longer. It makes traveling much easier as you don’t have to worry too much about leaves changing sooner or later if the weather makesContinue reading “Japan Autumn leaves forecast for 2019”

Super Cheap Japan featured again on YouTube!

So happy to see that good friend Ernest Keung has featured me in his latest video. He interviewed me about my books, plus we chatted about ways to travel in Japan on the cheap. It was lots of fun talking about Super Cheap Hokkaido and my other guidebooks, as well as bickering over our favoriteContinue reading “Super Cheap Japan featured again on YouTube!”

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!”

Top 10 ways to save money when booking your Japan holiday

Worried about the cost of your holiday to Japan? No need to be in a panic, here are some sure ways to keep your posts down: 1) Get those plane tickets as early as possible Use websites such as Skyscanner to check prices, be flexible and book as quickly as you can. Substantial savings canContinue reading “Top 10 ways to save money when booking your Japan holiday”

Sneak peak at the new Super Cheap Tokyo book! Read the FREE chapter

In case you have not heard, I’m releasing a new book, called Super Cheap Tokyo! With the bestselling success of the Super Cheap Japan guidebook, I’ve decided to release a book focusing on the amazing capital and the surrounding Kanto region. I lived there for many years, so I know all the best ways toContinue reading “Sneak peak at the new Super Cheap Tokyo book! Read the FREE chapter”

Autumn leaves forecast for 2018

Autumn is one of the best times to come to Japan. Unlike the week or two that each area has cherry blossoms in full bloom, the autumn leaves stay bright for longer. It makes traveling much easier as you don’t have to worry too much about leaves changing sooner or later if the weather makesContinue reading “Autumn leaves forecast for 2018”

Super Cheap Japan book now in Tokyo’s biggest bookstore!

Many thanks to Kinokuniya for adding Super Cheap Japan to their bookshelves! It’s the No.1 chain in Japan and also has stores across the world in countries such as Malaysia and Singapore, so it means a lot. Check out their USA store at Kinokuniya USA or get the book at https://www.supercheapguides.com/book/    

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”

Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Osaka

In Osaka for the cherry blossom season this year? While Osaka may not have as many parks or shrines as Kyoto or Tokyo where you can enjoy the Sakura season, it still has plenty of spots. As with most Japanese cities, you will also be able to see random cherry blossom trees all across theContinue reading “Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Osaka”

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”