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Destination: Day 10, Jigokudani Monkey Park (Nagano, Japan)

Foremost, if you have been following our trip to Japan please let me just give you some unsolicited advice. As you may or may not know before going to Tokyo we were at Takayama. Takayama to Jigokudani Monkey Park is 3hrs travel time, while from Tokyo to Jigokudani Monkey Park is 4hrs travel time. Please plan accordingly. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen) is … Continue reading Destination: Day 10, Jigokudani Monkey Park (Nagano, Japan)

Destination: Day 9, Harajuku (Tokyo, Japan)

Harajuku, the centre of teenage fashion and cosplay culture is one way to inject some youth to your morning. Takeshita street is the most popular street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants and crepe stands which is 400 meters long. Here you will see some “antenna shops” where the fashion industry tests their prototypes for marketing and upcoming fads.  The Harajuku area does not only cater to teenage culture … Continue reading Destination: Day 9, Harajuku (Tokyo, Japan)

Destination: Day 8, Takayama Old Town (Gifu, Japan)

The Gifu prefecture is home to a few Michelin starred destinations, Takayama Old Town being one of them. Located at Sannomachi street you can experience beautifully preserved establishments from the Edo period (1600-1868) picturesque in any season. Old Town Takayama is not only well known for its carefully preserved infrastructures. It is also home to a range of artisanal merchandise, that has taken years with a … Continue reading Destination: Day 8, Takayama Old Town (Gifu, Japan)