Why You Need To Go To The Powder Snow In Tohoku, Japan

Why You Need To Go To The Powder Snow In Tohoku, Japan

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of the Tohoku region of Japan. Tohoku is an area of outstanding natural beauty found on Honshu Island, just 3 hours by bullet train from Tokyo. With its…

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25 Epic Things To Do In Tokyo

25 Epic Things To Do In Tokyo

Travelling to Tokyo? You lucky thing! I squeezed in 3 visits last year and this crazy, crepe-filled, crowded capital still left me wanting more. Whether you’re planning your first or your 30th visit, here are…

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6 Must-Visit Places In Tokyo: Tokyo Neighbourhood Guide

6 Must-Visit Places In Tokyo: Tokyo Neighbourhood Guide

Getting lost in Tokyo comes with the territory. (Hello, have you seen their train stations?) But to help you get your bearings here’s my short guide to the best neighbourhoods to explore in Tokyo, along…

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Japan Bucket List: The Places & Experiences You Must Not Miss

Japan Bucket List: The Places & Experiences You Must Not Miss

With its neon-lit cities, ancient temples, steaming hot springs and mouth-watering cuisine, travelling in Japan is an enriching experience. Every region offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, from glimpsing a geisha to meeting a sumo wrestler, but…

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Tokyo’s Best Weird & Wacky Theme Cafes

Tokyo’s Best Weird & Wacky Theme Cafes

When Tokyo does themes it takes them to the extreme! From warring robots to sexy monsters and foreign butlers (yes really!), these are the best theme cafes in Tokyo if you like your coffee to be served with…

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6 (More) Things To Know Before You Go To Japan

6 (More) Things To Know Before You Go To Japan

Since writing my last post on some of the cultural quirks and customs of Japan I went back (for a 4th time!) and realised I had barely scratched the surface. Every day in Wakayama I’d…

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Top 5 Points Of Interest In Tohoku Region Japan

Top 5 Points Of Interest In Tohoku Region Japan

Tohoku is a region of stunning natural beauty found just to the north of Tokyo. Made up of 6 prefectures (Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata), Tohoku is bursting with hot springs, snowy mountains,…

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A Lesson In Japan On Being Kind To Strangers

A Lesson In Japan On Being Kind To Strangers

I look back and forth between the map in my hand and the sign on the bus stop. I don’t why, the latter’s in Japanese and I have not a hope in hell of reading…

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Japan’s Best Kept Secret: Wakayama Travel Guide

Japan’s Best Kept Secret: Wakayama Travel Guide

Have you ever heard of place in Japan called Wakayama? Don’t worry, neither had I until recently. But if I told you about Wakayama’s first-rate ramen, ancient castles and seafront onsens you’d be interested wouldn’t…

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Snowshoeing (Or Sinking!) In Powder Soft Snow In Fukushima, Japan

Snowshoeing (Or Sinking!) In Powder Soft Snow In Fukushima, Japan

I’m pretty sure the concept of snowshoeing is that you use the contraptions on your feet to elegantly glide across untouched snow. For a non-skier like me it’s an opportunity to play in the powder…

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