You’ve done it! You finally booked those flights to Japan! EEEEKKK! Firstly, I’m super excited for you. Travelling to Japan was a huge dream come true for me and it definitely surpassed my – already very high – expectations. Secondly, there are some things that I wish I’d known before going to Japan. But don’t […]
As cat cafes are sprouting out of the ground everywhere across the globe, people feel like they need to step up their game. And Japan (as always) seems to be one step ahead. Hedgehogs, bunnies, even penguins – Japan seems to have a cafe for any animal. And then there are Owl Cafes. When we […]
Osaka is one of Japan’s largest and most popular cities to visit. Located near Kyoto and Nara, it’s a perfect addition to your trip to Japan. On a tight time schedule? Here is how to see the highlights in 24 hours!
Kyoto is one of the most recommended cities to visit in Japan. It’s known for its more traditional districts where Geishas entertain people till this day, its beautiful shrines and temples and a stunning bamboo forest. Kyoto has countless things to offer, which makes it difficult to pick and choose when you’re on a tight […]
In the north of Kyoto stands a beautiful Zen temple covered in gold leaf. This temple goes under many different names including Kinkaku (meaning golden pavilion), Rokuon-ji Temple or Kinkaku-ji Temple. It is one of the absolute highlights of Kyoto. One you cannot miss, especially during your first visit to this ancient yet modern city. […]
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 […]
In the south of Kyoto lays the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha. Dedicated to the Shinto God of rice, Fushimi Inari is a must-visit when in Kyoto. Thousands of vermilion torii gates lead you through the magical forest of Mount Inari.
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 […]
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.