Here are 10 handy things to know before travelling to Japan:
1. Accommodation is generally small: Most accommodation, especially hotel rooms in the big cities in Japan are very small. Expect to have a bed, a small table and a small
Japan is well known for it's exotic animal cafes but unfortunately, these cafes don't always have the animals best interests at heart and use these animals merely for profit. Many of the animals are not living in anything that resembles
Osaka was the last stop on my adventure through Japan and wow, what a vibe this place is! Bright lights, bustling nightlife and shops galore, Osaka could easily be mistaken for busy NYC.
I arrived early in the evening having caught
Hiroshima is a beautiful city that's flourishing despite the devastation that occurred in 1945. For me, a trip to Japan didn't feel complete without a visit to Hiroshima to pay my respects and learn about the devastation that was caused
Hakone is a beautiful mountainous town known for it's hot springs (onsen). Something that always intrigued me about Japan were onsens, and it was non-negotiable for me that I needed to visit one during my trip to Japan, no matter
Hakuba is a village with breathtaking landscapes and mountains. It is the perfect base to snowboard in the region (or at least attempt to if you're me!). The Shinkansen bullet train is a great option for travel between Hakuba and
Tokyo; the city of bright lights, vending machines, karaoke, arcades and all things kawaii. If you are into fast paced cities packed full of things to overwhelm the senses, then Tokyo is just the place for you!
Nothing could have prepared