Japan

Here you can read all the posts I’ve written about my travels in Japan!

What To Eat In Japan: 10 Japanese Dishes You Should Try

I never considered myself a foodie, but as I get older good food is becoming more and more important to me. Not only do I want to eat healthy, I also thoroughly enjoy trying out new dishes while traveling the world. When I was young I was definitely not an adventurous eater. I have three younger sisters and while two…

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Kyoto Itinerary: The Best Things To Do In Kyoto In 3 Days

For over a thousand years, Kyoto was the capital of Japan and seat of the Emperor. Because of this rich history Kyoto is home to countless beautiful temples. With so much to see it was difficult to decide where to go in the three days we would be spending in Kyoto… While I absolutely love visiting temples, I personally do…

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The Japanese Alps: A 6 Day Itinerary With All The Highlights

My entire month in Japan was wonderful and traveling through the Japanese Alps was another highlight. The Alps are a beautiful region, with mountains over 3000 meters high. But it’s not just about nature, there are a lot of cultural activities as well! Like the Kenruko-en garden in Kanazawa, the traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Shirakawa-go and the Hida Folk Village in…

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Camping In Japan: The Perfect Packing List

Whenever I told people I would go camping in Japan, most of them looked surprised. Camping in Japan, is that even possible they would ask. Well, yes, it’s very much possible! In fact, it’s quite popular among Japanese people and there are many campsites in the country. We camped at Miyajima island, on Hokkaido and in the Japanese Alps, you…

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Hiking And Camping On Miyajima Island: A 2 Day Itinerary

Miyajima wasn’t on our initial Japan itinerary. We would originally spend 2 weeks on Hokkaido but ended up flying out after 10 days instead of 14 because of the bad weather forecast. If there is one thing I learned from our 5 month trip it’s to be flexible. The second thing I learned is to follow the weather (aka, go…

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Things to do in Hiroshima: A One Day Hiroshima Itinerary

We originally hadn’t planned to go to Hiroshima but I am glad we did. While Hiroshima definitely was not the happiest place we visited during our 1 month in Japan, it’s historically significant and therefore an important place to visit. I think it’s crucial to learn about the history of a country and the impact of that history on its people. A day…

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Kamikochi On A Budget: Hiking And Camping In The Japanese Alps

The valley of Kamikochi truly is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Kamikochi lies 1500 meters above sea level and is surrounded by tall and impressive looking mountains. All it took to convince me to add Kamikochi to our Japan travel itinerary was 1 picture in the Lonely Planet and it was so worth it… Hiking and camping…

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Hiking The Koyasan Choishi Michi Pilgrimage Trail

One of the coolest things of my 1 month trip to Japan was hiking the Koyasan Choishi Michi pilgrimage trail. I learned about this trail via a friend who lived in Japan and gave me some awesome insider advice. I love hiking and being outdoor and thus it was a no-brainer: we would hike the Choishi Michi trail. But… it wasn’t…

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Tokyo 3 Day Itinerary: A Complete Guide

Tokyo, what a city! It is the most populated metropolitan area in the world, almost 37 million people live in the greater Tokyo area… I have to admit arriving in Tokyo was a little overwhelming: confusing Kanji signs everywhere, delicious smells drifting through the doors of tiny restaurants, happy jingles playing in the metro and so many people… And yet,…

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Hokkaido Road Trip: A 10 Day Itinerary

I’ve already written a lot of posts about Japan but there is so much more to share, Japan is just awesome! One of the coolest places in Japan (quite literally) is Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Hokkaido is wild, untamed and the scenery is stunning. I felt very tiny compared to the massive volcanoes and the high walls of snow…

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