Vegan Food in Japan

I spent 4 fantastic weeks in Japan, and my journey took me from Tokyo to Hakone, Yokohama, Osaka, tiny islands filled with rabbits and art (Okunoshima and Naoshima), and on a historical and cultural journey through Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan is a beautiful country filled with amazing things to see and do, and it actually…

How to spend a weekend in Fukuoka

Fukuoka was the last stop on my month-long tour of Japan. I wanted to visit Fukuoka because I intended to fly onwards to the Philippines and also wanted to visit nearby Nagasaki.  Fukuoka is also a good point of entry/exit to other destinations in Asia as it has links to South Korea by ferry and…

How to spend a day in Nagasaki

Nagasaki made for a great day trip from my base in Fukuoka. It's one of the southernmost major cities in Japan, situated on the island of Kyushu. Nagasaki is one of the largest port cities in the whole of Japan and was actually one of the very few operational ports during Japan's 'period of isolation'…

How to spend a weekend in Hiroshima

After spending a week in Osaka I moved further south down into Hiroshima. I decided to use Hiroshima as a base to also visit Okunoshima but if you're pressed for time you could easily see Hiroshima as a day trip from Osaka. Hiroshima is home to two world heritage sites, the Atomic Bomb Dome, and…

Bunny ears at Naoshima, Japan

How to spend a day in Okunoshima

Another fantastic little island I visited during my month-long trip in Japan, Okunoshima, also known as 'Rabbit Island'. Don't let the cute name or its inhabitants fool you though, this island has quite a dark history behind it too. There's not an abundance of activities on this small island but you'll be able to enjoy…