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  • February 7, 2024

    1-Day Walking Tour in Himeji : Castle, Garden and Aizome (Indigo Dyeing)

    You may have heard about different places and things around Japan. When people talk about Japan, the first thing that comes to mind may be food, kimonos, or Tokyo Tower. However, there is one thing t...
  • January 14, 2024

    1-Day Walking Tour in Osaka:Castle, Temples and Ukiyoe

    When thinking about travelling to Japan, Tokyo is usually the first choice. This is very easy to understand as it is the capital of Japan. But the next place to consider would be Osaka. Among many ot...
  • January 14, 2024

    1-Day Walking Tour around Kobe : Mountains, Sea and Sake

    When people think of visiting Japan, they often think of Tokyo, Kyoto, and perhaps Osaka. Kobe isn't always on the list of "must visit" places, but really it should be.Historically Japan's second...
  • April 27, 2022

    San’yo Shinkansen Timetable

    The San’yo Shinkansen line runs from Shin-Osaka Station to Hakata Station in Fukuoka and includes stops at Kobe, Himeji, Okayama, Hiroshima and multiple other stations. On this page you will find...
  • March 26, 2022

    Himeji Station

    As a stop on the San’yo Shinkansen line, Himeji Station is quick and easy to reach from nearby cities including Osaka, Kobe and Hiroshima while multiple limited express services run to multiple r...
  • March 26, 2022

    Shin-Kobe Station

    Located to the north of the city centre, Shin-Kobe Station is a stop on the San’yo Shinkansen / ‘Bullet Train’ line running from Shin-Osaka to Hakata. As such, it acts as a major transport hub wh...
  • March 25, 2022

    San’yo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka–Shin-Kobe–Okayama–Hiroshima–Hakata)

    The San’yo Shinkansen runs from Shin-Osaka Station to Hakata Station with some services connecting through to the Tokaido Shinkansen and Kyushu Shinkansen lines – making it a fast and convenient ...
  • March 10, 2021

    How to Get to Kyoto

    One of Japan's most popular destinations, Kyoto is the most historic city in the country, attracting millions of visitors each year. A city of huge cultural importance, Kyoto boasts some of Japan...
  • March 10, 2021

    How to Get to Nara

    Within easy reach of both Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is a much smaller city but one with a very important history. As the capital prior to Kyoto, Nara boasts many significant temples including Japan’s...