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 that is buzzing with life, culture and incredible things for us travellers to do. Far flung from its small fishing town image (about 200 years ago), the city has become one of the worlds busiest capital cities that is incredible for us … Continue Reading

There is a reason that Kyoto is one of Japan’s top cities for us travellers to visit. There’s so much to do in this amazing city and the surrounding area that it can seem overwhelming, but don’t worry, with a little bit of planning, lots of energy, and an explorer’s spirit you’ll fit in everything … Continue Reading

Japan is a pretty incredible country to explore; from scaling the beautiful Mount Fuji, it’s smaller and picturesque islands and its vast cities that are just amazing for us travellers to explore. After our recent trip to Japan, my hunger to go back has increased ten fold! It really is a special country that has … 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

Swiftly following on from my photo diary on Tokyo, here’s what we got up to on our first day in Tokyo. Now that I think about it, considering how we’d spent half of the day travelling and settling into the city, we only had half of the day left to explore the city and we certainly … Continue Reading