Japan City Guides

One Month Japan Itinerary: The Ultimate Travel Guide For A Four Week Visit

One Month Japan Itinerary: The Ultimate Travel Guide For A Four Week Visit

When my partner 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…

Things To Do in Osaka: 4 Things I Loved about Osaka, Japan

Things To Do in Osaka: 4 Things I Loved about Osaka, Japan

Japan is one of those countries that you need to see to believe. Before visiting Japan this past March, my partner Russell and I did a lot of research. We researched everything from the currency to transport, shopping, food and general must-know information about Japan. Every single YouTube video we watched, was filled with beautiful footage and every vlogger saying that Japan is amazing. So after reading all of these incredible reviews that claimed Japan…

A Day In Hiroshima, Japan: Peace Park & Museum, Shukkeien Garden & Hiroshima Castle

A Day In Hiroshima, Japan: Peace Park & Museum, Shukkeien Garden & Hiroshima Castle

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…

A Tokyo Itinerary: 12 Day Guide to Exploring Japan’s Capital City

A Tokyo Itinerary: 12 Day Guide to Exploring Japan’s Capital City

It’s no secret that Tokyo is an extremely big city. Not only is it Japan’s capital, but 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 quite literally take an entire lifetime to explore every inch of Tokyo, so don’t give yourself any unrealistic expectations. Unfortunately, you won’t see it all in one go.  If you’re planning a…

Visiting Hakuba, Nagano: Experiencing Snow in Japan (a photo diary!)

Visiting Hakuba, Nagano: Experiencing Snow in Japan (a photo diary!)

One of the most memorable moments of my life, was experiencing snow for the first time. Back in March 2017, my partner Russell and I spent the month in Japan. During the planning stage of our trip to Japan, we knew we wanted to spend a few days further north, amongst the snow! Experiencing snow has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Living in Australia kind of limits our…

Cup Noodle Museum: Spend a Day in Yokohama, Japan

Cup Noodle Museum: Spend a Day in Yokohama, Japan

Japan is filled with unique activities and things to see and do. One of those activities, is the Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum! Before we arrived in Japan, Russell and I did a lot of research on everything there was to do, in each of the cities we were planning to visit. After a couple days of research, this list was long. Yokohama was going to be our first stop on our 4 week adventure through Japan! There…

A Day in Arashiyama, Kyoto: From Big City Lights to Historic Japan

A Day in Arashiyama, Kyoto: From Big City Lights to Historic Japan

There are a lot of big, bright, bustling cities in Japan. But if you’re after the true Japanese experience, I recommend heading outside of those big cities, and exploring historic Japan. Arashiyama is a small town in Kyoto, just over an hour away from Osaka. If you’ve been traveling around the major cities, catching trains and bumping shoulders with strangers while walking down the street, Arashiyama will be quite a change of pace. We only…

Tips for First Time Visitors to Japan

A Comprehensive Guide to Japan: Know Before You Go!

A Comprehensive Guide to Japan: Know Before You Go!

Today I’m bringing you the ultimate guide to Japan! If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Japan, it will be one of the most wonderful experiences of your life. I promise you that. It’s almost impossible to think back on anything I didn’t like about Japan. It’s one of those places that you need to experience for yourself, because words and photographs really don’t do it justice. That being said, my goal for this article is…

Visit Japan: A Practical Guide For First Time Visitors

Visit Japan: A Practical Guide For First Time Visitors

Even if you’ve never had the chance to visit Japan before, I’m almost positive you would have at least seen or read something about the place. Am I right? You’ve probably seen the bright lights and incredible atmosphere of Tokyo. You may even be dying to visit the two Disney parks and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. But do you know the best way to travel from city to city? Or…

Shopping & Food in Japan: How & Where to Find Bargains!

Shopping & Food in Japan: How & Where to Find Bargains!

Japan is known for many things, most of which are ten times more advanced than the rest of the world. Not only is Tokyo Japan’s capital city, it’s also the most densely populated city in the world. Japanese people are some of the most friendly human beings you’ll meet in your life, and the scenery (both city and countryside) is absolutely incredible. The further north you travel, the more mind-blowing Japan’s scenery becomes. But two…

Japan Travel Tips: Quick Facts & Important Information About Japan

Japan Travel Tips: Quick Facts & Important Information About Japan

If you’ve never visited Japan before, it can come as quite a shock when you arrive. The Japanese do everything with such ease, it’s pretty awesome to see! There is a system in place for almost everything, and locals go about their daily lives in such a quiet manner. I’ve actually already published an article about Japan’s transport system. Click here to read it! Here are all of the Japan travel tips I think you’ll…

The Best Things About Japan: What I Loved & Miss The Most

The Best Things About Japan: What I Loved & Miss The Most

Japan is a weird and wonderful place. I didn’t really know too much about the country before Russell and I decided to book our first international trip together, to spend a month exploring Japan. It wasn’t long before we realised just how amazing of a country it is. We read stories and blog posts, watched an endless amount of videos and did as much research as possible before booking anything. Although research and incredible videos…

Transport & Navigation In Japan: Japan Rail Pass & Shinkansen

Transport & Navigation In Japan: Japan Rail Pass & Shinkansen

When Russell and I were researching our month long trip to Japan back in March 2017, figuring out the train and transport system was our main priority. We knew this would be our primary way of getting around the country, so we didn’t want to arrive in Japan, absolutely clueless as to how public transport worked. We were due to land at Haneda Airport in Tokyo at around 6am, and would need to catch public…

Japan Attractions & Things to Do

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Osaka, Japan: The Ultimate Guide!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Osaka, Japan: The Ultimate Guide!

If you’ve been following my blog or social media accounts (Instagram in particular), for quite a while now, you would know how much of a huge Harry Potter nerd I am. My partner Russell and I named our cat after Hermione. Do I need to say more? If there was a real life Hogwarts – even one for Muggles – I’d move in tomorrow. But since there isn’t a real life Hogwarts, and I have…

Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea: Tips to Help You Plan Your Day!

Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea: Tips to Help You Plan Your Day!

There are seven different Disney Resorts in the world. Anaheim (California) Disneyland Resort, Orlando (Florida) Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disney Resort, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Whether you’ve been to one or all seven of the Disney parks, chances are you would have had one of the best days of your life. After all, Disneyland is the Happiest Place in the World! Before our visit to Japan, Russell and I had only…

Things To Do In Tokyo: The Best of Japan’s Capital City

Things To Do In Tokyo: The Best of Japan’s Capital City

Tokyo is without a doubt, the craziest place I have ever visited. But in such a wonderful way! The sheer amount of people crammed into such small places, is overwhelming to see. The seemingly endless number of trains, arriving exactly on time, ready to transport the 13 million around Tokyo. The bustling Tokyo city, surrounded by incredible mountain scenery. If you didn’t think Tokyo was the perfect base to explore some mountainous landscapes, think again.…