2 week Japan itinerary, budget & tips

2 week Japan itinerary, budget & tips

From cat cafes to cherry blossom picnics and robot shows to bowing deer, Japan is like no where else on the planet. You could easily spend months wandering bewilder in this bizarre and dynamic country, but my busy 2 week Japan itinerary provided the perfect amount of...
10 Unmissable Japan Experiences

10 Unmissable Japan Experiences

As you will see from this list, Japan is an incredibly interesting and varied country. With so many unique experiences on offer, it’s hard to whittle down all the memorable moments. But, here are 10 experiences that you simply can’t miss… 1. See the...
Vegetarian Japan: A Survival Guide

Vegetarian Japan: A Survival Guide

Being a vegetarian in Japan was definitely not easy at times. I knew that fish featured highly on the Japanese diet but it amazed me just how much food contained meat and fish. It seemed essential for every dish to contain some form of animal (with the exception of...
Bathroom etiquette; surviving japan’s bathrooms

Bathroom etiquette; surviving japan’s bathrooms

Take a look around a Japanese bathroom and you will get a good summary of the country as a whole. Right next to traditional baths with their many etiquettes that have barely changed in hundreds of years, are high-tech modern toilets with more buttons than your TV...
Japan – Part 3

Japan – Part 3

A taste of skiing in Hakuba I had heard amazing things about the Japan Alps and wanted to go see them for myself so ended up settling on visiting the town of Hakuba, made famous as the host for Ski Jumping during the 1998 winter Olympics. Man that jump is high!! Just...
Japan: Part 2

Japan: Part 2

4 places in 2 days Our longest travel day was going from Koya San to the island of Miyajima. With a total of 7 legs we thought it would take us most of the day, but we were stepping off the ferry onto the island before 2pm – Japans public transport is amazing! I...
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