I’ve gotta admit, when it comes to Japan, most people’s thoughts (ours included) tends to go to cities and so the best hikes in Japan are understandably some of the most over-looked parts of most people’s visit to the land of the rising sun. The bright neon lights of Japanese cities have long appealed to … Continue Reading

The next morning, at the Hotel Kinparo in Shin-Yatsushiro, we woke up to yet another breakfast feast… …before heading down to the onsen to make the most of it that morning. Soon enough though it was time to hit the road and we had one spot, in particular, we wanted to visit before heading over … Continue Reading

The following morning in Kyushu, we got up bright and early, greeted by the sight of the Japanese countryside as we meandered through on the Seven Stars. Even as we got ready for breakfast, we knew we’d miss this train once we eventually got off it in Fukuoka. It was just everything we’d hoped it … Continue Reading

The Seven Stars in Kyushu train is one of the most amazing train journeys you can have in Japan and hands-down one that we were looking forward to the most when we visited Kyushu. See, the Seven Stars is an uber-luxurious sleeper train (easily one of the best, not just in Japan but in the … Continue Reading

The next morning in Kyushu, we woke up bright and early (nothing quite like jet lag to help you get an early start on your day) to breakfast at our Ryokan in Beppu. Breakfast if a full-on affair with options to go for a full Japanese breakfast affair or the more Western option (egg, bacon…etc). … Continue Reading

The Japanese island of Kyushu is one I’d never really thought of visiting before. I just didn’t know enough about it to even consider it to begin with. This all changed after we visited Tokyo for the first time last year. Over wine, our group of friends decided to head over to Seoul (there was … Continue Reading

Our trip to Tokyo was one of our most ambitious trips yet! For starters, we had absolutely no plans to actually go to Tokyo when we first headed out this way – we actually were only ever meant to go to Seoul. As with any good travel plan, after a few glasses of wine with … Continue Reading

Japan is one of those countries that always calls to me. I’m not sure if it’s the country’s strong culture, iconic cities or beautiful landscapes but there are so many of the best things to do in Japan that are totally unique… and very tasty to boot! To be honest, I just can’t fully put … Continue Reading

Tokyo is one of the most iconic cities in the world and one of the buzzing cities to visit in Japan. That being said, it’s a totally vast city with so many of the best things to do in Tokyo scattered all across the different neighbourhoods.  Far-flung from its small fishing town image (about 200 … Continue Reading

There is a reason that Kyoto is one of Japan’s top cities to visit when exploring the country. As a city, it’s pretty vast and there’s a whole heap of amazing places to see and the best things to do in Kyoto when you visit. In fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice!  Truth be told, … Continue Reading

Japan is a pretty incredible country to explore, with so many incredible places to see. That being said, Japan also has a huge mix of amazing cities to visit that you should definitely make time to explore. This is why I want to share some of the very best things to do in Osaka on … Continue Reading

Tokyo is one incredible metropolis that’s got everything from historic temples, beautiful shrines, delicious food and whole mountains of all things kawaii! It’s one of those cities that you’re almost guaranteed to fall in love with. It’s not until you’ve been to Tokyo that you can comprehend how vast the city is. It’s huge! I’m used … Continue Reading

Amongst other places of course…. If there ever was a place in Tokyo that looks and feels exactly like everything the movies, on TV or in photos, it’s definitely Akihabara  (also known as ‘Electric Town‘). We decided to start off our day though at Sensō-ji – one of the most important temples in Tokyo, with … Continue Reading

New day = new and exciting parts of Tokyo just waiting to be explored! On our 2nd day here, we decided to head over to the Harajuku for all things kitsch and kawaii (*i.e. cute) but before that, a bit of local culture and history and a search for that famed Japanese cherry blossom 🌸🌸🌸 … Continue Reading