14
Jul
Time for a late Flashback Friday update! One part I was always worried about before our first visit to Japan was navigating the public transport system. It does help that there's a lot of English to help the tourists but just in case you still think it can't be that easy, here's a little video diary update that was filmed a few years ago. https://youtu.be/Ho37Frb35i0
29
Jun
I thought I'd do something new for Friday so I'm starting Flashback Fridays!! Here's a look at a clip from our last Japan trip when we visited Winter Comiket which is a massive attraction for cosplayers along with people selling their original manga at Tokyo Big Sight. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/yQnL5HPdW_4
10
Sep
Some people may not not know that while eating on the public train system in Japan isn't the in thing, it's completely accepted on the shinkansen or bullet train service. Even better, on the train platforms that service the shinkansen are kiosks that sell meals designed for the shinkansen. What this means is that they're small yet packed full of flavour and yummy goodness! To...
22
May
Time for another video diary update! Here's me on a recent trip to Miyajima Island getting all misty eyed after finally making it to the Torii, once of the most iconic sites in Hirsohima. It's only a short clip but I love that I waited for the tide to go out, just like everyone else, left a coin there for luck and gave it a...
One thing that Japan has loads of are vending machines, primarily selling drinks but they also sell an assortment of different items as well. There are reported to be one vending machine per twenty people so they're literally everywhere. One thing that fascinated me before I went to Japan for the first time was watching videos on YouTube of people using and videoing their experiences...
The train system is highly efficient in Japan but it can be confusing and daunting at times especially when you look at a transit map. You're not alone there though, even the locals sometimes struggle with knowing exactly how much a fare will cost at their destination. Every station has these handy Fare Adjustment machines where you insert your ticket at your destination and it...
25
Apr
Here's the first of a few video diaries that I've put together from the trips we've taken to Japan over the years. This video diary entry shows how easy it is to buy a train ticket to get practically anywhere you want in Japan. We also use Hyperdia for planning trips on the very extensive Japanese rail system. I hope between the video and the...