As an Australian, squirrels are still something of a novelty for me, so when I found out about the Machida Squirrel Park in Tokyo, I had to go!Continue reading “Machida Squirrel Park in Tokyo”
Staying in a Capsule Hotel in Japan is definitely an experience in itself and well worth a try, especially if you’re travelling solo or with a group of friends.Continue reading “Capsule Hotels for Tourists in Japan”
Earlier this week I had the most amazing experience of seeing the aurora australis from an airplane window. The photos and videos went a bit viral, appearing online with Qantas, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The West Australian, ABC Perth and ABC Hobart.Continue reading “Aurora Australis From A Plane”
There’s just something magical about seeing a flurry of vivid, silk kimonos breezing through the streets of Gion in Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto.
The click-clack of wooden geta (sandals) on cobblestones and the tinkling bells from kanzashi (hair decorations) accompany the young women, the geishas of Kyoto, that are carrying on one of Japan’s most celebrated traditions.
In this article I’ll give all the tips on the best places to see geishas, including when, where and how to see them, along with a few etiquette rules regarding the geishas in Kyoto.Continue reading “Where To See Geishas in Kyoto”
I’ve been lucky enough to fly business class on Qantas a few times using frequent flyer points but on a recent trip to Japan, I decided to try Scoot Airline’s Biz Class, basically because I really hate long-haul air travel!Continue reading “Budget Business: Flying Scoot’s Biz Class”
The food in Japan is so much more than sushi and sashimi. If seaweed and raw fish have you doubting Japanese cuisine, think again! Your tastebuds are in for a whirlwind of smells, sights, tastes and textures!Continue reading “What Food Should You Try in Japan?”
Before my first trip to Japan in 2009, I watched the movie Lost in Translation, it was probably the reason I booked the trip. The cinematography in it was intoxicating but there was one scene that I just really, really wanted to experience in person. When the main character Charlotte goes off exploring Kyoto, she comes across a quiet shrine and witnesses a traditional Japanese wedding procession. The bride was wearing a giant white hood, a white, silk kimono and looked completely ethereal. I needed to see this in person but I didn’t know how.Continue reading “How to See Part of a Traditional Japanese Wedding”
Tokyo has got to be one of my favourite cities in the world. It has everything you want in a destination; it’s ultra modern but peppered with pockets of old Edo, the food is amazing, it’s easy to get around and the city is one of the safest in the world!Continue reading “Top Tips for Tokyo”
If you follow any Australian’s on social media, you’ll probably see mentions of ‘footy’, ‘Aussie Rules’, ‘speccies’ and a host of other foreign words. They’re talking about football, Australian Rules football and… well a speccie’s a speccie but we’ll talk more about that shortly!Continue reading “Aussie Rules – The Great Australian Game”