Five Things I Wish I’d Done in Japan

You’re probably sick of me banging on about it by now, but in case you missed it, I spent just shy of two weeks in Japan in September last year. It was a complete whirlwind of a trip, as my…

How To Spend A Day In Kobe, Japan

I mentioned in my Top 5 In Osaka post that one of the best things you can do while visiting the city is to get out of it. There are so many smaller cities and towns within an hour’s train…

15 Favourite Photos From Japan

I took over two thousand photos while I was in Japan, of varying quality, but there are a few that I absolutely love. Dare I say it, there’s even one in here I’m quite proud of. I had a fantastic time…

Top 5 Things To Do in Kyoto

Kyoto isn’t like anywhere else I’ve been, and I don’t know if I’ll go anywhere like it again. Religion is a funny thing; I’ve seen many of the magnificent cathedrals and churches of Europe, either austere and stern or ostentatious…

Seven Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Japan

After spending just 10 days in Japan I learnt more than I did in all of my guide book and blog research. A few of the things I learnt were incidental, but others would have been seriously handy to know…

Top 5 Things To Do in Osaka

I spent a grand total of a week in Osaka, but I managed to pack a lot in. As a city, Osaka is vibrant and buzzing, with the wildly contrasting districts of Minami and Kita standing out from the crowd.…

Japanese Beauty Haul

I couldn’t go all the way to Japan and not come back with something beauty related. On my very last day, trying in vain to get rid of all my foreign change (damn 1 yen coins!) I was wandering the Dotombori…

One Night In A Japanese Capsule Hotel

You may well have seen on Twitter/all over this blog that I’ve been in Japan lately. I’m going to be ramming the Japan content down your throats over the next few weeks (soz for violent imagery) but I thought I’d…

Guess Who’s Back?

Back again. Ah, the Manchester rain on my commute work, as per. Sorry, couldn’t resist. There’s been a dearth of content so far in September, with me posting just once with Monday Medley #7. I even missed the date for…

Packing For Japan in September

I’ve talked about the perils of packing in the past, but this is a whole other ball game. Tomorrow I’m jetting off to Osaka, Japan, where the weather is likely to be…interesting. I’m going to be in Osaka for a…


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