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Things to do in Osaka | Travel Guide

An Osaka travel guide that answers all your questions as a first time visitor. How to get to the city, the diversity of things to do in Osaka plus where to eat, play and stay.  We’ll share the most popular places that should not be…

Why an Okinawa trip is on our wish list

Why an Okinawa trip is on our wish list

Sponsored post in conjunction with Be.Okinawa If you’ve been around here for a while you’ll know that Japan is one of our top destinations to travel to and that we also love to relax and explore the Pacific Islands.  The idea of combining the best…

Autumn colours at Eikando in Kyoto

Autumn in Japan – Exploring the Golden Route

Seasons are a highlight of travelling in Japan and the perfect time to experience the Golden Route from Osaka to Tokyo. Autumn in Japan brings colourful leaves known locally as Koyo, seasonal foods and many unique experiences discovering parks, gardens, temples and natural mountain regions.

Capsule makeup bag for travel

Creating a Capsule Makeup Bag for Travel

Decluttering and capsule wardrobes have become extremely popular in the past few years, especially with those who travel regularly.  In effect a capsule wardrobe is just a newer name for how we’ve always packed when travelling, it ensures the maximum looks, combinations and essentials are…

Things to do in Hakodate

24 hours in Hakodate, the gateway to Hokkaido

Are you considering taking the train to Japans northern island? Heres our top things to do in Hakodate & reasons to stop and explore the gateway to Hokkaido. I love train travel and the Japanese Shinkansen are my personal favourite.  Not only are they super…

Wa-Rasse Nebuta Museum Aomori

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri and the Wa-Rasse Experience

The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is held in early August. If you can’t be in town for the festival you can still experience it at the Wa-Rasse Nebuta museum. We regularly plan our Japan trips to include community events and festivals.  It’s such a fun time…