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Pip from Pip in the City recently visited Kagoshima in Japan for The Travel Hack and today she’s sharing the best things to do in Kagoshima and why she thinks you should visit! This trip was supported by Tokyo Metropolitan Government.   Imagine a city where the centrepiece is a gigantic, active volcano, spewing out …

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Japan’s big cities are intoxicating. Fast paced and modern, destinations like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka are unlike anywhere else on earth, so it’s little surprise that they’re becoming more and more popular with travellers from Britain and beyond. But these cities, heady and irresistible as they are, don’t offer visitors the full picture of a …

Read More about My Secret Wakayama: Japan’s Hidden Gem

In a small corner of Japan’s southwestern Kyushu Island, the little-known destination of Oita Prefecture awaits. It’s a region that boasts plenty of natural beauty – think hot springs, mountains and beaches – as well as a rich cultural and religious heritage. Oh, and mouthwatering food. I landed in the Prefecture’s capital, the city of Oita, just …

Read More about 5 Unmissable Sights in Oita Prefecture, Japan

The first thing I noticed about my hotel room was that there was no bed. Curious, I looked in cupboards and searched for hidden panels in the wall where perhaps a Murphy bed could be hiding. Nothing. Then it dawned on me. My room search had revealed that another fairly important feature was missing from …

Read More about What to do at a Japanese onsen – a guide for beginners

With just one day in Tokyo, an enormous city bursting with sights and flavours and jaw-dropping contrasts, how much can you really see? This was the unenviable task that Sam, my guide, was given when he met me at Asakusa View Hotel on a sunny Sunday morning. I’ve been to Tokyo before, briefly and many …

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