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Japan is an amazing country and so different from everything else I have seen before. The fact that lots of Japanese people (even in Tokyo) don’t speak English makes the trip even more special. There are so many occasions where you see yourself communicating via gestures or simply ordering the dishes on the menu that look the best. And I don’t mean the dishes with the best pictures. I am referring to the Japanese letters. There usually are no pictures..

You could just spend two weeks in Tokyo (what we did) and you still wouldn’t be tired of it. Together with London and New York, Tokyo is one of th cities that just never get boring. There is so much to discover and almost impossible to ever run out of new restaurants and places to try.

Also the rest of Japan is incredibly diverse and you could spend months travelling around the country exploring cities, temples, mountains, beaches, incredible food and most importantly the distinct Japanese culture. We only had three weeks in Japan so we spent two weeks in Tokyo, a day in Mount Fuji and the rest in Kyoto and surrounding areas.

For two reasons I am super happy we did it that way instead of spending three weeks exploring the rest of Japan. First, Tokyo is an amazing city and now one of my favourite cities in the world. Second, as some of you may know, by the time we had reached Japan we already had been travelling for many months and had just come from almost three weeks of travelling through the whole of New Zealand.
And I quite like that fact that we discovered an amazing country that I can’t wait to go back to in order to explore even more.

To read about the trips and things to do in Japan, just click on any of the photos below! Happy trip planning :)

Kyoto Travel Hacks Mount Fuji
Tokyo Travel Guide JapanHimeji Castle




  • Bora

    Great concept with all these images who guide you through the post, love this! Wish I could use these tips sooner, but don’t think I am gonna make it to Japan in 2017 :)

  • Hanka

    I´d love to use your tips, I´ll certainly pin them for later :)
    If you want to read travel tips on Switzerland, visit my travel blog!

  • candy

    One of my sons love the country of Japan and loves to visit with his many friends there. He sort of sticks out be 6 feet 4 inches tall. He has brought back wonderful photos of Japan.

  • Sarah Althouse

    Ever since I read Memoirs of a Geisha I’ve wanted to go to Japan. It just seems so magical.

  • Dominique Bagnoche

    I was only able to visit Japan for two weeks and this post makes me want to return now!! Beautiful pictures and post!

  • Tawni

    Oooh I love this! I haven’t ever been to Japan but would absolutely love to visit someday! You’ve just made me bump it up on my list, too! :)

  • Robin

    I love your photos! Going to go on a pinning spree throughout your Japan posts – so intrigued by this country!

  • Kristin Cook

    Wow! What an adventure! I haven’t traveled very many places, but I find it really cool when others do!

  • Anna nuttall

    It my dream to go to Japan. I love your photos and i’m jealous. xx

  • Denice

    Japan is on our bucket list, but we will visit South Korea first (I’m crazy over Korean Novelas). I do agree that two weeks is a good time to enjoy Japan – maybe even two and a half!

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