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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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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