Nikko is the perfect day trip from Tokyo
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We were in Japan for two weeks over October and November last year and whilst we wanted to explore as much as we could, we also didn’t want to spend lots of time travelling. We decided on Tokyo and Kyoto with a couple of day trips from Tokyo and Nikko

Six useful tips for visiting Japan
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I’m not usually a big researcher when it comes to going on holiday (apart from hotels and restaurants) as I don’t like to have everything planned within an inch of its life but for some reason I did loads for our trip to Japan. We always buy a guide book

2016 My travel year in review
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My year in travel – 2016

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I’m sure you’ll agree that 2016 has been a pretty awful year in many ways – from Brexit and Trump to saying goodbye to screen and music legends. However for me, in terms of travel, it has been an amazing year and I am truly grateful to be able to

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8 places to see in Tokyo

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Tokyo is such a fascinating city, where modern meets old. Full of tall glass buildings and the latest technology, yet old shrines and temples are everywhere and centuries-old traditions remain. We spent eight days in Tokyo and still didn’t see everything, however we did make the most of our time

5 places not to miss in Kyoto
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Five places not to miss in Kyoto

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Kyoto was once the imperial capital of Japan and is known as the ‘city of 1,000 temples’ (although it actually has 1,600). It’s around three hours on the Shinkansen train line from Tokyo and although you could do it easily as a day trip, I highly recommend you stay a

Japan - why I love it
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Why I love Japan

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When we were in Japan I kept thinking how I couldn’t wait to start blogging about it! We’ve been back almost two weeks now and I found I had a mild case of writer’s block. I just didn’t know where to start or how to do it justice. So I’ve