I’m a born and bred Australian. I grew up in South Australia, moved to the desert (Alice Springs) for 8 months, and have seen a fair bit of the rest of the country – not as much as I would like, not yet anyway! So I like to think I know what I’m talking about when it comes to this beautiful country of mine. I see so many people saying that they want to visit Australia.…

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Russell and I visited six cities during our recent trip to Japan. I can honestly say, though, Hiroshima was my favourite by far. It’s definitely a must-see when visiting Japan, and I wish we had stayed longer than just one full day! There are so many places to spend a relaxing day out, so much beautiful scenery to enjoy and just like the rest of Japan, the people are some of the nicest I’ve ever met. Hiroshima…

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When Russell and I were researching and planning our month long trip to Japan, we knew we wanted to fit in as much as we could in those four weeks. Japan may be a fairly small island country, but there is a ton to do and see. It would take an entire lifetime to explore Tokyo alone. We wanted to hit as many cities as we could, cross off as much as possible, and have the…

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If you’re new to Rhiannon Travels, I’ve published two previous posts in my ‘Things to know about Japan’ series so far: Things You Need to Know about Japan – Part 1: Transport + Navigation Things You Need to Know about Japan – Part 2: Food in Japan + Shopping Bargains Whether you’ve read one (or both! ♥️) of those posts already, you’ll know that I included a LOT of super helpful tips and information on transport,…

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It’s no secret – Tokyo is a very big city. Not only is it Japan’s capital, it’s also the most populated city in the world. So if you only have a few days to explore Tokyo, it can seem overwhelming. It would literally take a lifetime to explore every inch of Japan’s capital city, so don’t give yourself any unrealistic expectations. Unfortunately, you won’t see it all. If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, do…

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When Russell and I were researching hotels to stay during our 12 night visit to Tokyo, we were looking for one that was in a good location and was decently priced. Room size wasn’t a factor, as we knew no matter where we stayed in Japan, the rooms would be fairly small. All that mattered to us, was comfort and convenience. While browsing Expedia, we came across Shinjuku New City Hotel. After looking into the hotel…

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Osaka was the second stop on our month long trip to Japan this past March. There were many things that drew us to the city of Osaka. One of my main reasons for visiting Osaka, was The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Which certainly didn’t disappoint! We spent 7 days in Osaka, and there were quite a few things on our list of things to do and see in the city! It was a very…

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My first experience seeing snow – Hakuba, Nagano! Seeing snow has been on my Bucket List for as long as I can remember. Living in Australia sort of limits our options in regards to being able to experience snow. This is because it generally only falls in certain areas on the East Coast. So when Russell and I were planning our trip to Japan this past March, we decided we would definitely include a town with…

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