We crammed so much into our few days in Osaka that it’s hard to know where to start. Maybe with my minor meltdown over some shoes? Yeah, sure, let’s start there. Aforementioned flimsy sandals had broken on the way up to Nunobiki Falls and had left my feet bloodied and blistered. I’d seen some super … More Neon lights, love hotels and a Snorlax in Osaka
It was super easy to get to Osaka from Kyoto and we found ourselves at our next Airbnb in no time at all. This place wasn’t exactly one I’d write home about but it did the job as a crash pad while we explored. We took a crazy trip to the Japanese hypermarket down the road to get some … More Meat sweats in Kobe
As we pulled into Kyoto, it felt good to be back in a big city after a few chilled out days. First stop, Arklead Guesthouse to drop our bags off. By then we were starving (as always) so we headed off to hunt down some food. We stumbled across Ramen Yokozuna just around the corner and … More A whirlwind trip to Kyoto
The first time we tried to visit Okunoshima, or Rabbit Island as it is more commonly known, was a total disaster. After two trains and a taxi, we arrived breathless at the port only to be told that the ferry had been cancelled due to an oncoming typhoon. … More Haring about on Rabbit Island
We arrived late into Hiroshima station so we headed straight to our Airbnb. Before we left London to travel the world, I worked for Lexus UK. One of the things I came across a lot was the word “omotenashi”, used to refer to the Japanese spirit of hospitality and literally meaning “to entertain guests wholeheartedly”. … More Understanding Hiroshima
I had so much fun trying as many restaurants and dishes as possible in Japan, not to mention sampling the different types of food experiences on offer.
From discount bento boxes in supermarkets to top-of-the-range sushi, here are the best places I ate on my travels. … More A little taste of Japan
On landing in Tokyo and realising we didn’t have a mobile wifi until we got to our Airbnb, we quickly discovered how difficult it was to do anything without translation. Not only is the language different in Japan, but also the alphabet, making it next to impossible to even hazard an educated guess at where we wanted to … More Japan tools, tips & tricks