Hotels: Shibuya Granbell

Hey everyone, Apologies for the delay in my blog posts – I’ve actually been in Japan so I’ll have a bunch of new material for you soon! I’m back today with another hotel review, this time we are in Shibuya, Tokyo at the Shibuya Granbell Hotel. Shibuya Granbell is obviously part of a chain, there…

Day Trip: Universal Studios Japan

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to start my blog posts on theme parks in Japan, and how to get the best out of them. One of my favourites is Universal Studios in Osaka, mainly because I’m a huge Harry Potter nerd and it’s a must-visit destination for anyone that’s a fan. That being said, there…

What should I take to Japan?

Hey there! As my next Japan holiday approaches, I’ve been thinking carefully about the essentials I need to pack to have an easier time in Japan. Indeed, a lot of these are applicable to travelling anywhere, but I just wanted to share a few things that I’ve learnt make life a little easier when abroad….

Is the JR Pass worth it?

Hey there! One of the most frequently asked questions I see about Japan travel is ‘Is the JR Pass worth it?’ The JR Pass is a rail pass that offers unlimited travel on JR lines within Japan at a discounted rate. The pass comes in 7 day, 14 day and 21 day increments. Please see…

Kawaii Monster Cafe

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing my experiences at Kawaii Monster Cafe with you! Anyone that knows anything about Harajuku will have heard of this wacky cafe, which aims to give you insight into the colourful world of Japanese pop culture fashion! The cafe theme is produced by Sebastian Masuda, who rose to…

Hotels: Hotel Kinki, Osaka

Hey everyone! I see a lot of questions being asked about hotels in Japan – and I thought it might be useful to compile a list of places I’ve actually stayed, with information about each one to help you out. It’s obviously useful to look at Tripadvisor ratings, but that doesn’t always give you the…

Day Trip: Kobe

Hey Japan Travellers! It’s time to learn a little bit about Kobe! Kobe is one of my favourite day trips from Osaka, as it’s about a 25min train ride so very accessible, and there is lots to see and do there. You can easily make a day trip of Kobe, but if you are on…

Alice in Wonderland Cafe

Hey everyone! I’m back with another entry in my themed cafe series. This time, it’s the Alice in Wonderland cafe! This is part of the Fantasy Dining Series, and there are multiple restaurants mainly in Tokyo but there is also one in Osaka. The one I visited a couple of times is based in Ginza….

Day Trip: Nara

Hello again everyone! Today I’d like to share with you a day trip activity, this time to Nara! Nara is quite a popular destination for a day trip because of Nara Park, which is famous for its free-roaming deer! The deer live in the city and will come up to tourists, unlike most deer in…

Gudetama Cafe

Hey everyone, I’m a huge fan of themed cafes in Japan, so as a result I really wanted to write in detail about the ones that I’ve visited, and hopefully give you insight to what it’s like! The first one I’m starting with is the Gudetama Cafe – that’s right, Sanrio’s famous lazy egg mascot!…

Top 5 Japan Travel Tips

Hey everyone! Something I see asked a lot when it comes to Japan, is how to use the transport system and get around effectively. I have some recommendations that are particularly suited to first-timers, but there may be something for the seasoned Japan traveler too! 5. Fly in to Tokyo and out from Osaka If…

New Beginnings!

Hey everyone! I’m very excited to start a brand new travel blog, specifically focused on Japan! Shortly, I’ll be embarking on my 5th trip to Japan within the last few years – clearly, I’m a huge fan of the country and am very excited to be going back! For those of you that have been…