• Asia,  Japan

    Top Things To Do In Tokyo

    I visited Tokyo as my final stop around the island of Honshu. To keep it simple – Tokyo is a city like no other. There are a number of crazy, weird and wonderful things to do in Tokyo that are unique to the city. There is an incredible contrast between the historic temples and the neon skyscrapers. Where To Stay In Tokyo To keep it short – Shinjuku or Shibuya. These are where you will have the best access to everything you need. These options work as a great base to get around Tokyo as they have excellent transport links. They also have a number of bars and restaurants while…

  • Asia,  Japan

    Top Things To Do in Osaka

    Osaka is one of Japan’s largest cities and therefore there are a number of top things to do in Osaka. Unlike Tokyo and Kyoto, it may be harder to plan a list of top things to do during your time in Osaka. There are fewer temples than Kyoto and there is less chaos than Tokyo. However, Osaka still attracts a number of tourists each year and with good reason too. The city is popular for its nightlife, food and shopping. Here is a list of, in my opinion, the best things to do in Osaka (but first here are some really weird heads with feet I found outside the entrance…

  • Asia,  Japan

    Top Things To Do in Kyoto

    Kyoto for me was exactly what you imagine when you think of traditional Japan. Endless temples and shrines with traditional streets and housing throughout. And very much a period of time away from the bright lights of Tokyo and Osaka. Kyoto offers a sense of peace and tranquillity in a country now famed for its technology. Although this is the case, there is still a mountain of top things to do Kyoto. Kyoto is a stunning ancient city located in Western Japan and only a short ride from its livelier neighbour Osaka. Kyoto served as Japan’s capital city for over 1000 years and truly is a city like no other.…

  • Yuzuya Japanese garden
    Asia,  Japan

    Review: Yuzuya Ryokan, Kyoto, Japan

    One of the things I knew I wanted to do as soon as I started planning my trip to Japan was was to stay in a Ryokan. A ryokan offers a unique experience into what it feels like to stay in a traditional Japanese inn. After searching for the best Ryokans in Kyoto, I decided to stay at the Yuzuya Ryokan, located in the Southern Higashiyama district. This ryokan was recommended by numerous websites which immediately piqued my interest. I thought it only appropriate to provide this quick roundup of my time spent in the Yuzuya Ryokan. Review Disclosure: This is not a sponsored review. No money or service was…