I could sit here and tell you a million reasons why I think everybody should get out and explore at least once in their life. Whether that means exploring your own city, or hopping on a plane and travel the world. Whichever you decide, you won’t regret it. You’ll also learn so much about yourself and the world around you! Russell and I recently returned home to Australia from spending a month in Japan. I had never been to a country where the language spoken wasn’t English. So it was quite a different experience for both of us. It’s definitely challenging, having to communicate with people who don’t speak the same language as you, but it’s also such a great way to learn more…

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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. Some don’t know where to start, some don’t even know that we don’t actually ride kangaroos to work. There’s a lot of things to see and do in Australia, you definitely won’t be bored. I’ve always wanted to road trip around the country, but never…

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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 isn’t a place with a ton of stuff to see and do. There aren’t any theme parks and from what I could tell, the nightlife isn’t like Tokyo or Osaka. Sometimes that’s good though. Sometimes while traveling and seeing new places, it’s nice to visit a…

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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 time of our lives while we were at it. I’m happy to report that all three of those goals were achieved! We managed to travel to 6 cities over a four week period. Those cities were: Yokohama, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Nagano and Tokyo. We didn’t want…

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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, navigation, shopping and food around Japan. Considering everything I want to say about Japan in general couldn’t fit into those two posts, I decided to write my own Ultimate Guide to Japan. Here are all of the Japan travel tips I think you’ll need for a visit…

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