Asia, East Asia, Japan

17 Things you need to avoid doing in Japan

Without a doubt, Japan is one of my favourite countries I have ever visited and each time I go, I fall more in love with it. A huge part of what makes Japan so special, other than the great food, stunning landscape and fascinating history, is the culture. When you arrive, you’ll soon realise Japan […]

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Asia, Destinations, Japan

This is Hokkaido’s BEST affordable + hidden snow destination!

A snow trip to Japan is a bucket-list trip for many travellers. With incredible powder, beautiful scenery and quintessential Japanese charm, it’s not difficult to see why. That said, the popular, well-known spots aren’t exactly notorious for being budget-friendly and their popularity means they’re often quite crowded. On a recent trip to Hokkaido, Matt and I […]

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Asia, Destinations, Japan

These 7 useful tips make Tokyo travel easier!

Japan is an incredibly special place and, if it isn’t already, a visit really should be on your travel bucket list. Matt and I absolutely love the local culture, food and people as well as the incredible landscape of places like Hokkaido and the cityscapes of spots like Osaka and Tokyo. Our first visit to […]

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Asia, Japan

5 Easy tips to save money and plan an amazing Japan trip!

When people ask me what my favourite place I’ve ever visited is, Japan is always one of the top three spots I mention (the other two are Iceland and Morocco). There’s just something magical about Japan – the people are so lovely and kind, they’re beautiful, quirky and always up for fun. The food is […]

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Asia, Japan

11 Great reasons to visit stunning Okinawa

Far away from the bustling, neon-lit streets of Tokyo, Okinawa offers a peaceful respite from the rest of the world. Idyllic stretches of pristine, white-sand beaches and glittering turquoise waters hiding a dazzling world of marine life below. Famed for its vast number of centenarians, the Okinawa archipelago is alive with natural wonders, historical sites […]

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Asia, Japan

21 of the BEST things to do in Harajuku

The first time I stepped out of Harajuku station and onto the street outside, I felt a wave of disbelief come over me. It didn’t quite seem real. I’d spent so many years dreaming of visiting Harajuku, mostly fuelled by my obsession with Gwen Stefani’s break out career and her subsequent obsession with being part […]

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