Asia

Renting a Kimono in Kyoto

renting a kimono in kyoto

Japan is known for many things. Sushi, sumo wrestling, calligraphy, karaoke and of course, kimonos. These beautiful and iconic robes come in countless eye-catching colours and patterns. What if I tell you, you can wear one when you’re in Japan! And renting a kimono isn’t even that expensive. When we travelled through Japan for two […]

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How to make the most of your Japan Rail Pass

Japan rail pass, is it worth it

A trip to Japan can turn out to be pretty expensive. Let’s face it, it’s not the cheapest country in Asia to visit… But you don’t have to rely on re-mortgaging your house in order to make your dream-trip to Japan. As I’ve mentioned in my Japan Budget Breakdown, we spent about £2000 on 16 […]

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Tokyo, Japan 6 Day Itinerary

shibuya tokyo, what to do in tokyo

Tokyo – one of my favourite cities in the world. Six days is definitely not enough to see everything this amazing metropolis has to offer – but it’s a great start. To find out where to go, what to see and what’s worth your time, I’ve made this 6 day Tokyo itinerary to give you some guidance.

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Retro Game Shopping in Japan (Tokyo & Kyoto)

what to do in tokyo, akihabara

When I think Japan, I think video games. And especially, retro games! Who’s with me? Obviously, the Japanese love their pop culture and games are such a big part of it. When I spent 16 days in Japan, I was loving the gaming vibes everywhere. It was so refreshing to see it being part of […]

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