Your guide to zero waste travel in Japan

As much as I have loved traveling in Japan, the one thing I’ve struggled with (especially when shopping or eating out) is the amount of…

1 day in Hiroshima Itinerary

I only managed to visit Hiroshima after my third visit to Japan, and that was only after living in Tokyo for 3 months! To help…

35 things to know before going to Japan

Japan is such a unique country to travel to. From the skyscrapers in the hustin’ city of Tokyo to aqua blue waters surrounding the islands…

The Ultimate Miyajima Itinerary

I still remember the first time I visited Miyajima. Our ferry was making its way towards the island, and we spotted Miyajima’s famous floating torii…

Nara Itinerary: a guide for first time visitors

Nara is one of the most popular day trips from Kyoto. And for a good reason – this beautiful city is home to endless temples,…

A quick trip to Tokyo: 2 day Tokyo Itinerary

Tokyo holds a special place in my heart. After all, it was the city I was lucky enough to call home when I lived in…

7 places you need to visit that are off the beaten path in …

Most visitors to Japan tend to stick to the traditional tourist trail of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. I did this on my first trip to…

13 phrases you need to know before traveling to Japan

Traveling to Japan can be daunting if you don’t know any Japanese. I get it! Language can be a huge barrier, especially if you’ve never…

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