How much does it cost to visit Japan?

While the question of travel costs is not an easy one to answer, I’ve shared expenses from our trips with and without kids during peak and off-peak seasons. What’s your travel style? We travel on a reasonable budget. This includes eating out a lot as a couple but sticking to grocery stores and eating picnic…

Super Hotel Circuit

The Super Hotel chain has been a regular part of trips back to Japan for many years. While H had used them regularly for work travel, I got my introduction the night we were supposed to sleep in our new apartment in Tokyo. My memories of that place, seen several months earlier for about 12…

steps at Tsukuba Shrine, Ibaraki

Travelling with baby – Part 3: tips and discoveries

Are you a parent who can’t wait to take your first-born on an international journey? Are you childless but curious about the behind-the-scenes excitement of travelling with a wee one? From pre-trip delusions and anxiety, through undoing airplane seatbelts to skipping the immigration line at Narita Airport, we share our tips and discoveries taking our baby…