Japan’s Chubu Region offers visitors an opportunity to experience traditional Japanese culture and food without the crowds common in Tokyo and Kyoto.
The Ryogoku area of Sumida in Tokyo is also known as sumo town, and can be worth a visit even if you’re not there during sumo wrestling season.
Capsule hotels are commonplace in Tokyo, and offer a fun experience for visitors to the city.
Here I am recreating scenes from Lost in Translation at the gardens of Heian Shrine in Kyoto.
My foray into Kyoto nightlife began with a sushi dinner, and salsa dancing.
Suntory’s Hibiki whisky was the brand Bill Murray’s character consumed in Lost in Translation.
I couldn’t shake the image of my flight ending up on the evening news.
I can’t resist the idea of celebrating New Year’s Eve in Tokyo! (Photo: Kevin Poh)
This is a guest post by Michael Lynch. If you want to guest post on Go Backpacking, please read more here. The weather not being especially great for landscape photography the past few months convinced my shooting partner, Doc and I that we ought to drive around and find some interesting things to take pictures […]
I saw a group of people around my age holding signs that said “Free Hugs.” (Photo: Utente Adriano)