Japan Travel Series,  lifestyle

Japan Travel Series

Welcome to my new series, all about travelling in Japan!

I’m so excited to share this all with you 🙂 I’ve been asked a lot recently about advice and recommendations on what to do in Japan, as well as where to stay, go, eat, shop etc. etc..

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I am Japanese, but have lived abroad in England and Singapore for over 10 years now. I still return home quite often, and have been there for both business trips and for holiday, including taking people to Japan for their first time ever, and travelling all around the country.

In this series, I hope to share anything you need to know about Japan, getting there, airports, weather, when and where to visit, what to eat and drink, what to look out for and avoid and everything else in between.

For this first post, I’ll just be introducing what you can expect from this and getting some feelers out for what depth of detail and how many people would be interested in this.

*** Disclaimer: All photos are my own, taken in Japan while I’ve been home or travelling around for fun and for work ***

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Japan is a super fun, exciting and different country to visit for a lot of reasons. I’ll be going in depth on the cities and towns of:

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Nara
  • Hiroshima
  • Matsue
  • Sendai
  • and more if there are any requests!

Culturally, I think Japan is very different to anywhere else in the world. You can be experiencing mountains and serene environments, walking through temples and gardens, but end your day shopping in glass sky scrapers, walking under a sea of neon and having dinner on the 40th with a view of Mt. Fuji.

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The nightlife is also exciting all around the country – in particular in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. There are a LOT of all you can eat and drink restaurants around the country, and the cities are lit up all through the night, and it can be hard to tell that its even night time under all the bright lights. Late night eateries are everywhere, and most convenience stores such as Lawson and 7 – Eleven are open 24/7, and serve hot and cold food and drinks all day.

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The street markets are full of amazing local food, as well as international cuisines. In particular, the Dotonburi area in Osaka is famous for being extremely lively and full of people at every hour of the day.

One of my favourite things about Japan is the food. From sushi, ramen and matcha, I may be biased but I think Japan has the best food in the world! There is so much I want to eat whenever I go home, and a lot of trips end up being planned around what I want to eat! In particular, sashimi is perfection in Japan – from the Tsukiji market in Tokyo to any old conveyor belt sushi restaurant, you can’t really go wrong and theres a place for every budget.

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Theres something for everyone in Japan. If you’re a sports fan, there are always baseball games, football (or soccer in Japan) matches and traditional sports as well like Sumo wresting and martial arts competitions. My all time favourite place in the world still has to be Tokyo DisneyLand and DisneySea, and I’ll be making a special post just for that! Osaka also has a Universal Studios, with a Harry Potter World – all in all, I don’t think you could ever run out of things to do (or eat!) in this country.

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Please let me know anything that you would like to see or know about Japan, and I will try my best to include it in my series!

Let me know any suggestions or comments down below or on my twitter or instagram. I’m so excited to be sharing this with you all, and I hope you find it useful or at least interesting! Also, please share any of your experiences and recommendations from your travels to Japan 🙂

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you enjoy the series.

Rina

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