A First-timer’s Guide to Tokyo

There is no place quite like it. Tokyo. For first timers it may be a little intimating but don't be fooled. You'll be bewildered by the neon lights, weird and wacky food and the amazing culture. Must see Shibuya Crossing Shibuya crossing is the heart of Tokyo. In my opinion the best time to visit… Continue reading A First-timer’s Guide to Tokyo

Asia · Food & Drink

Must try food and drink in Japan

Sushi Sushi is probably one of the best known Japanese cuisines, it's a great on the go snack and meal with sushi bars all over Japan. Sushi is usually rice and fish, but you can get vegetarian ones wrapped in nori (seaweed). Tempura Tempura is most commonly prawns but also seafood or vegetables in battered and… Continue reading Must try food and drink in Japan


Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, Snow Monkey Park

Jigokudani Yaen-Koen Snow Monkey Park is located in Yokoyu River Valley which is in the northern Nagano prefecture. The snow Monkey park is home to the Japanese Macaques, the first monkeys in the world to bath in the onsen, natural hot springs in the winter to keep warm. The Jigokudani Yaen-Koen Snow Monkey Park has… Continue reading Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, Snow Monkey Park


The Weird and Wonderful Japan

Before traveling to Japan I was expecting a cultural shock and I was right, there are many weird and wonderful things in this country. The weird – The toilets I must say when I first saw a toilet in Japan I was a little bemused, it’s a very strange concept compared to any Western toilet… Continue reading The Weird and Wonderful Japan

Asia · Transport

REVIEW: Bullet Train, Japan

The Bullet Train, Japan - 9/10 The Bullet Train or Shinkansen trains are one of the fastest trains in the world and definitely the easiest and fastest way to travel around Japan.  There are direct services that run from Tokyo to Shin Osaka which also stop at Nagoya and Kyoto. When I travelled Japan I… Continue reading REVIEW: Bullet Train, Japan