Yayoi Kusama, Yellow Pumpkin, Naoshima, Japan

How to spend a day in Naoshima

Naoshima Island is located just off the coast of Japan in the Seto Inland Sea. The island has a European, Mediterranean atmosphere and is a popular destination amongst tourists as a relaxing getaway from nearby Tokyo and Osaka. It was established as an art island mainly by the Benesse Corporation, which oversees art museums, installations…

Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan

How to spend a day in Himeji

Himeji is the second-largest city after the Port City of Kobe and is home to arguably one of the most beautiful surviving feudal castles in Japan. It can easily be reached in under an hour from either Osaka or Kyoto, so makes a great day trip destination. You'll also find the beautiful Koko-en Gardens, as…

BE KOBE, Kobe, Japan

How to spend a day in Kobe

Another great day trip from Osaka, Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan's ten largest cities. It is located between the sea and the Rokko mountain range and has been an important port city for many years. Sadly in 1995, Kobe suffered the devastating 'Great Hanshin-Awaji' Earthquake, which claimed over 5000…