How to spend a day in Kyoto

Kyoto was actually the capital of Japan between 794 and 1868, and it is one of the ten largest cities in Japan. The City is also known as the cultural and historic heart of Japan, due to the number of beautiful shrines and temples found here, along with historic districts, and places of interest. Kyoto…

Torii gate in Lake Ashi, Hakone

How to spend a weekend in Hakone

After spending a couple of days in Yokohama on my journey through Japan, I boarded another train and arrived in the beautiful town of Hakone. Situated around 100KM from Tokyo, Hakone is a beautiful retreat in the mountains, with lakes, volcanoes and hot springs aplenty. No wonder it is a popular tourist destination for both foreign visitors…

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

How to spend a day in Kamakura

I spent a day visiting Kamakura from my base in Yokohama, but it can easily be reached via a day trip from Tokyo in around 1 hour. Yokohama is located in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan, which was once the centre of political Japan when Minamoto Yoritomo chose it as the seat for his new…

How to spend 7 days in Tokyo

So apparently it's not a great idea to travel during Golden Week in Japan but don't let it put you off, I did and I had a great time! Golden week is made up of four national holidays which take place during one week at the end of April to the beginning of May every…

Must-have Travel Apps

There are a whole host of different apps to make your travelling life easier on the road. Covering things like, getting around, accommodation, keeping organised, as well as staying connected with friends and family and making new connections and memories! Some of the apps on the list I have already used regularly and some I…