The Japan Rail Pass, was one of the first things that I covered here - after all, this site was originally planned to share our experiences going to Japan.
My last post was on the impeding closure of the old Berlin Tegel airport. I arrived from the Paris lockdown, going my separate ways, and it has been a great ride since then.
In 2018, we went to Japan just before Christmas. We didn’t know exactly what to expect, but we wanted a break. We picked up some plane tickets and a Japan Rail Pass and went with minimal planning.
Tokyo always comes in two versions: A real-world city, and one that lives in our imagination. From the slightly surreal world of Lost in Translation and the fluorescent-lit nightscape of Murakami’s After Dark to the cyberpunk Neo-Tokyo of Akira it is as much a nexus of global pop culture as the epicenter of Japan. We will take you on a tour – our tour – of Tokyo and show you our version.
For us, Airbnb was always a great way to stay in Japan. Then, in 2018, new legislation shook up the platform and thousands of bookings got cancelled. Is it still worth it?