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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

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Osaka Backstreet Night Tour

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Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

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Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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Osaka Bar Hopping Night Walking Tour in Namba

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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

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Art and culture

A spiritual journey through Wakayama and Nara Prefectures

10 min readPublished Mar 9, 2021

Sacred sites and pilgrimage routes fill the rugged mountains of Japan’s Wakayama and Nara prefectures, offering a reconnection with nature and yourself

Wakayama and Nara Prefectures offer a journey to a lush, misty, mystical part of the world steeped in history and culture © Courtesy of Kinki Transportation Bureau
Art and culture

Keeping ancient traditions alive in Nara and Wakayama Prefectures

9 min readPublished Mar 9, 2021

On a cultural pilgrimage through Nara and Wakayama prefectures, visitors have the chance to experience the rich tapestry of Japanese traditions first-hand

Okuno-in is an expansive, breathtaking cemetery with towering cedar trees and moss-covered grounds © Courtesy of Kinki Transportation Bureau
Adventure travel

Walking with the Emperors along Japan's pilgrim trail

15 min readPublished Feb 28, 2020

Hiking along the Kumano Kodō's trails is a way to see a side to Japan far from city lights, where forested mountains hide ancient places of pilgrimage

The steps of Daimon-zaka are one of the steeper parts of the Kumano Kodō pilgrimage route
Adventure travel

Exploring Kōya-san: staying at Japan’s sacred mountaintop temple complex

5 min readPublished May 22, 2019

High in the undulating woodlands of the Kii Peninsula, on a raised tableland at the peak of a mountain, sits Kōya-san. This sacred place offers serenity,…

Two monks hunch over paperwork at Eko-in
Adventure travel

First time Wakayama: a guide to Japan's spiritual heartland

7 min readPublished Apr 17, 2019

From its winding mountain trails to its charming, pristine beaches, Wakayama Prefecture is an ancient gem waiting to be discovered. Steeped in history and…

First time Wakayama: a guide to Japan's spiritual heartland