Koyasan, or Mount Koya, is known across Japan as being the most sacred spot for Buddhism in the country. So any visit up the mountain needs to be filled with temples, and religion. But, what’s the best way to see all the big spots in just one day? Read on to find out! Arrive the … Continue reading My Guide to Temple Hopping on Koya-san
One of the top experiences that always seems to top travel lists for Japan is an overnight stay in a Buddhist Temple. I decided to tick this one off my list at a recent stay at Ekoin on Mount Koya, one of the top religious sites in Japan. Staying in a temple is a very … Continue reading Finding Inner Peace – A Temple Stay on Mount Koya
Okunoshima is an island in the Seto inland sea, Japan. During the war, the island was home to a secret poison gas factory, which was abandoned after the war was over. Then, for some unknown reason, the island was taken over by hundreds of bunnies! So it’s no surprise that it is now known as … Continue reading Rabbits, Views, and Ruins – A Day on Okunoshima Island
For my recent trip to Hiroshima, I wanted to find a good hostel that could be my base for 3 days of exploring and adventuring in and around the city. That hostel was Hana Hostel Hiroshima. I chose it because I know the brand well. They have hostels in many cities across Japan, including my … Continue reading Hiroshima Hana Hostel – The Perfect Base for Exploring the City
I love a good photo opportunity, and Japan is full of them; Temples, Shrines, Geisha, Robots - you name it, they have it! But if you want some truly unique photos of your time in Japan, look no further than the Trick Art Musuem in Odaiba, Tokyo! The museum is just a short train ride … Continue reading Day Trip from Tokyo – Odaiba’s Family Friendly Photo Spot!
I was nominated for the lovely Liebster award recently! If you don't know, this is an award that is passed around brand new bloggers like myself to help them get on their feet! I was nominated by Scrapbook Journeys, who runs a travel and lifestyle blog. I love reading her posts, and gazing at her … Continue reading My Liebster Award Post!
Teaching English abroad is a great way to fund your travels, but the experience can differ greatly from country to country. I have only taught English in two countries; Nepal and Japan. Each country has its pulls and its drawbacks for teaching, and I'm here to share them with you today. Nepal As part of … Continue reading Teaching English Abroad – A Tale of Two Countries
Hokkaido is a large island in the north of Japan. For a good part of the year, the island is covered in a thick blanket of snow, and the views are amazing. In February, I went for a weekend there to celebrate my birthday, and I'm here to give you my itinerary so you can see … Continue reading Weekend in Hokkaido – Where you should go and what you should see.
I genuinely could not believe that I was hanging from the ceiling by my wrist, being spun round and round at top speed, wearing a sparkly blue leotard - this was not how I imagined my summer in America to be ending.. Welcome to life in Circus of the Kids, or as I call it … Continue reading Why Running Away with the Circus was the Best Way to Travel
When people come to Japan, they usually visit the big cities - Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. And while these are fantastic, and you definitely should go, there is a very special place, not far from Osaka that should be slapped onto your itinerary for sure; and that place is Nara. Just a short, 10 minute … Continue reading Deer, oh Deer – The wonders of Nara