JAPAN

A traveller's guide to japanese toilets

A Traveller’s Guide to Japanese Toilets

Travelling is awesome, all the big stuff like, trying different food, seeing the sights, trying to communicate with the locals, it’s challenging and makes life feel like an adventure. But sometimes it’s the little things that you normally take for granted, that really make you realise that you are far from home. Take the humble toilet for example, we’ve all…

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Meiko, Kyoto Japan

Postcards from Japan

You may not have noticed unless you follow me on Instagram, but I was in Japan last week for a short and amazing break. Here are some of the colourful highlights. Osaka Kyoto Nara All these photos were taken with my new fave camera Fujifilm Finepix X100. Most were taken on one of the various auto functions and have only…

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Japanese pin cushions

Toji Temple Flea Market, Kyoto Japan

We were lucky that our stay in Kyoto coincided with the flea market that is held at the Toji Temple on the 21st of each month. It had it all, antiques, food, craft, clothing, new things and old, everything was so pretty and very reasonably priced. It was large and super busy so we only covered about half of it….

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EN tea ceremony classes Kyoto Japan

Experiencing Japanese Traditions in Kyoto

After all the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, I was excited to experience a little bit of the traditional side of Japan in Kyoto. I had booked a Ryokan, which is a traditional style inn, for our stay. It was quite the experience, and just what we needed to help us relax on out holiday. The Ryokan was called TOWA,…

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Japanese food - sweet treats

Eating in Japan – A delicious guide for the Budget Traveller

So many people have asked me what the favorite part of my trip to Japan was. It was all pretty amazing but the highlight was THE FOOD! You don’t have to spend a fortune when eating out in Japan, even inexpensive options are excellent and delicious. The Japanese really know how to eat, food is a real experience, and it…

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