Visiting Japan

Il Giappone dei Samurai, Kanazawa
Il Giappone dei Samurai, Kanazawa

Samurai itinerary in Japan, a different trip

As I mentioned before, telling you about Kakunodate, my travel itinerary in Japan followed as closely as possible the footsteps of the samurai. Inspired by the movies of Kurosawa and the many historical novels read during my teens, I absolutely wanted to see castles and neighborhoods inhabited by these postmodern warriors, […]

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Mini guida di Hakodate

3 days in Hakodate

I’ll start by saying that a single day would be enough to visit Hakodate, but I needed to slow down and relax, and this town in southern Hokkaido was the perfect spot at the perfect moment. It’s a 3h30 train from Sapporo and is a port city with a treacherous shape… it looks like […]

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Guida agli onsen giapponesi, Nyuto Onsen - © Silvia's Trips

The ultimate guide to the Japanese onsen

What’s an onsen A Japanese onsen is a thermal spring. Due to the exceptional volcanic activity in Japan, there are thousands of different origins. Each has different minerals and distinct healing properties, but all pleasantly warm and very frequented by the Japanese. In fact, you actually don’t go to an onsen for its healing […]

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Cosa fare a Sapporo, cuore dello Hokkaidō

What to do in Sapporo, heart of Hokkaido

My trip to Japan began in Sapporo, in Hokkaido, because I didn’t want to get swallowed up by excessive Tokyo on my arrival. I wanted to relax to adapt to Japan smoothly, and I, therefore, chose this large island in the north, snowy, almost uninhabited, and ultimately not that Japanese… Yeah, because Hokkaido is actually home to […]

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