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 and reading reviews, we ended up booking a non smoking semi-double room for all 12 nights of our stay. Since Tokyo was last on our itinerary, and we had been pleasantly surprised by our previous hotel rooms (more on those in another post!), we weren’t expecting too much…

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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 busy week, but I’m super glad we decided to set aside a whole week to explore Osaka. If you are planning a trip to Japan, and Osaka is on your wish list, here is my suggested itinerary for a 6 day visit! Rhiannon’s 6 day…

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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 snowfall on our itinerary. Searching for a town that was easily accessible from main cities, wasn’t easy. It looked pretty difficult finding public transport to and from any of the snow towns close by. But eventually, after a lot of research, we settled on staying…

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Welcome back, friends! In part 1 of my ‘Things you need to know about Japan’ series, I talked about the Japan Train system. I listed and explained everything I know about the easiest and least stressful ways to navigate your way around the country. If you missed my Japan Train System post, you can check it out out here. From that post, we learnt that your best friend will be the Japan Rail Pass (only available for non-Japanese tourists/travellers visiting for less than 90 days). The JR Pass lets you travel using the Shinkansen Bullet Train, between almost every city in Japan. This option is a LOT cheaper than it would be if you were to purchase those tickets separately. But we’re getting off track. This isn’t a post…

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Incase you’ve been living under a rock, there are seven different Disney Resorts in the world. Anaheim Disneyland Resort, Orlando Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disney Resort, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Whether you’ve only been to one or all seven of them, chances are you would have had one of the best days of your life. Why? Well, because Disneyland is the Happiest Place in the World! Before my visit to Japan, I had only visited the Anaheim Disney Parks (Disneyland and California Adventure Park). Sure, I’ve been there at least a dozen times, but I hadn’t broadened my Disney horizons beyond California. The Tokyo Disneyland Parks are something that I am going to find difficult to explain.…

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