Growing up on the border of three countries Bjorn developed some nomadic traits early. When he arrived in Japan a few years ago, he decided to share his experiences and help others with some savvy tips to discover both the country's well-known and less well-known places on a budget. Follow Bjorn as he explores Japan through its delicious local dishes and off the beaten path destinations on his website.
Bjorn Koolen shares his tips on the best things to see and do in Japan's busy capital city.
Whether you’re in Tokyo for a quick stopover or en route to another city in Japan, Bjorn Koolen shows you how to squeeze plenty into 24 hours.
Kyoto is rich with history and tradition. With temples, shrines, and impressive architecture, there’s so much to explore. See the best of this ancient capital with our countdown of the top 10 activities Nomads must see in Kyoto.
From Hatsumode to Gion Matsuri, Bjorn Koolen shares his favorite festivals to check out in Japan.
Whether you’re looking for a casual day hike or a mountain-scaling adventure, local insider Bjorn tells us about his favorite hiking trails in Japan.
Bjorn Koolen rounds up the best of Tokyo’s famous food scene.