A Day at Hakuba Japan Ski Resort, Nagano

Hands down one of the most memorable moments of our lives, was seeing snow for the first time together. We spent the entire month of March 2017 exploring Japan. During the planning stage of our trip, we knew we wanted to spend a few days further north, in a beautiful snowy town. It took us a while to find the perfect location, but we eventually discovered Hakuba Japan Ski Resort. Seeing snow has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Living in Australia definitely limits our options when it comes to experiencing snow, because it generally only falls in certain places on the East Coast. So when we were planning our trip to Japan, we locked in a couple of days for snow on our itinerary. A Day at Hakuba Japan Ski Resort, Nagano Hakuba is located in the Northern Japan Alps, near Nagano, and was host to…

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A Guide to Food and Shopping in Japan

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Japan? Maybe it’s the quirky fashion, delicious cuisine or famous attractions. Well Japan certainly has it all, but two of the most common things people visit Japan for are the food and the shopping. The food and shopping in Japan has something for everyone. Tokyo is a shopping lover’s heaven, and no matter what you like to wear, we can guarantee one thing: you will leave Japan having found something you never expected. When it comes to food, it seems as though nothing is off limits. From exquisite meat and seafood galore, to even making their own chocolate! I’m personally a picky eater, but even I couldn’t ignore the delicious smells all around us. If you’re a hardcore foodie or someone who likes to shop as much as possible while traveling, you’ll never want to leave. Shopping in Japan –…

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Things to do in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Across Japan, you’ll discover that there is an incredible mix of insanely modern and beautifully traditional. Most people generally think of big cities like Tokyo when they think of Japan. But if you’re looking for an entirely different Japanese experience, we recommend heading outside of those big cities, and exploring the more traditional side of Japan. One of our favourite places in Japan is a small town called Arashiyama. Don’t let the sound of small town scare you off from visiting. There are plenty of things to do in Arashiyama! If you’ve been traveling around other major cities across Japan, catching trains and bumping shoulders with strangers while walking down the street – Arashiyama will be a very welcome change of pace. We only spent a couple of days in Kyoto (two day trips from Osaka), but it was definitely one of our favourite places in Japan. We instantly felt a peaceful…

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Visit the Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama, Japan

Japan is filled with an abundance of unique, weird and wonderful things to see and do. One of these unique activities, is the Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama. Before arriving in Japan, we researched the things we wanted to do in each city that we were visiting. After the first day of research, our list was already quite long. Yokohama was going to be the first stop on our month long Japanese adventure. Compared to bigger cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, there isn’t quite as much to do in Yokohama. But if you’re looking for a relaxing place to start your journey through Japan, we definitely suggest including Yokohama to your itinerary. It’s a great introduction to Japan, giving you a feel for the country, language and culture. One of the most unique things we did during our time in Yokohama, was visit the Cup Noodle Museum. We made…

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