Japan Archives

Welcome to the Japan archives! In March 2017, Russell and I spent four weeks exploring six different cities across Japan. We started our adventure in Yokohama, where we adapted to the culture as best we could, before moving on to Osaka. After six days of adventuring in Osaka, we headed to the peaceful and beautiful city of Hiroshima. From Hiroshima, we made a brief stop in Nagoya before spending the next few days enjoying the snow in Nagano. Our last stop was twelve days in Tokyo! Read all about our adventure in the posts down below.

 

The Ultimate One Month Japan Itinerary

When we were planning our one month Japan itinerary, we knew we wanted to fit in as much as we could, into those four weeks. Japan might be a pretty small island, but there's an incredible amount of things to see and do. It would take an entire lifetime and then some,...

The Top 20 Best Things About Japan

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, where we would spend a month exploring Japan. It wasn't long before we realised just how amazing the...

Using the Japan Rail Pass to Explore Japan on the Shinkansen

When we were planning our month long trip to Japan back in March 2017, working out the train and transport system was our first priority. Train travel is the most efficient way of getting around Japan, as there are hundreds of regular train and Subway lines. But if...

Two Days at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

We are both huge theme park and Disney fans. Once we learned that there is a Disneyland Resort in Japan, we knew we absolutely had to go. Tokyo is home to Disneyland and the most unique Disney park in the world, DisneySea. DisneySea is incredible, and is a place that...

A Comprehensive Guide to Japan for First Time Visitors

Japan is one of the most incredible countries in the world. Ask anybody who has visited, and I'm almost positive they will agree with me. If you're ever lucky enough to visit Japan, it will be one of the most wonderful and unique experiences of your life. In this...

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...

Things to do in Hiroshima, Japan for First Time Visitors

During our month long visit to Japan back in March 2016, Russell and I visited a total of six different cities across the country. I can honestly say though, Hiroshima was by far my favourite. It's definitely a must-visit while in Japan, and I wish we had stayed...

A 12 Day Tokyo Itinerary: Things to See and Do

We spent twelve days exploring Tokyo during our month long trip to Japan, back in March 2017. Since there are so many things to do and see in Japan's capital, I've decided to put together this Tokyo itinerary, to help you plan your trip. Tokyo is as bright, bustling,...

Shinjuku New City Hotel: Tokyo Accomodation Review

If you're looking for the perfect Tokyo accomodation, consider booking your stay with Shinjuku New City Hotel. Visiting Japan for the first time can be overwhelming. There's so much to see and do, millions of people, and a lot of bright lights in Japan's bustling...

6 Day Osaka Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Back in March 2017, we spent the entire month exploring Japan. Osaka was the second stop on our four week adventure, and we were very excited. We decided to spend a couple of days in Yokohama, to introduce ourselves to the language and getting around. Yokohama was...