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Things I Wanna’ Tick Off My Japan Bucket List

Things I Wanna’ Tick Off My Japan Bucket List

Lately I've been missing Japan. A lot. It's been over two years now since we travelled there and one of my biggest regrets was that I was really ill for almost half of our holiday there (due to not accounting for 'rest' days), and didn't document it as much, including ...

Top 10 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan

Top 10 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan

I don't care how many times I've said it, but I absolutely loved going to Japan. It was my dream holiday destination ever since I fell in love with gyaru/Japanese fashion, and definitely in my top five favourite places of all time. I've written a few blog posts about my ...

Whimsical Wandering: Himeji Castle & Hello Kitty Café

Whimsical Wandering: Himeji Castle & Hello Kitty Café

Most castles in England are in ruins, so you could imagine what it was like for me to see a fully-formed and beautiful Himeji castle in Japan. It was a real building - all standing proud on top of a hill, and it looked amazing. I had seen photos of ...

Todai-ji Temple and Butt-Biting Deer in Nara

Todai-ji Temple and Butt-Biting Deer in Nara

While I did not enjoy getting my butt bit by a deer, it was an experience going to Nara. It was quite far from where we were staying in Kyoto so we made the decision to just visit the Todai-ji Temple and boy did we make a good choice. I ...

Roaming the Fushimi Inari-Taisha

Roaming the Fushimi Inari-Taisha

The Fushimi Inari-Taisha was everything I wanted it to be and more. It was absolutely beautiful, and as soon as I crossed over into its territory I wanted to run up the mountain and through the thousands of torii gates. I stopped in my tracks when my eyes slapped onto ...

I Left My Heart in Tokyo: Gyaru Life in Shibuya!

I Left My Heart in Tokyo: Gyaru Life in Shibuya!

I remember the excitement building as I stood grasping onto the train handles, counting down the stops on the Yamanote line to Shibuya. I have been waiting for this moment ever since I found out about gyaru - it is the birthplace of gyaru after all, and I couldn't wait ...