As Aussies, we hold a special fondness for brunch and missed it a lot when we arrived in Japan. However, after 4 years of trying brunch throughout Tokyo, we can share the best brunches in Tokyo. Cibi Our absolute FAVOURITE brunch place in Tokyo. Cibi is based off a Melbourne cafe vibe and menu and … More Best brunches in Tokyo.
Japan has one of the best public transport systems in the world. However, there are still places in Japan which are more easily accessed via car. Hokkaido and Okinawa for example, are some of the most beautiful places in Japan, but the public transport is a little scarce if you want to venture out of … More How to hire a car in Japan
A hike we loved so much we’ve done it twice. In training to climb Mt. Fuji last summer we did a few longer training hikes, one of which that we loved so much we then took our parents on in October later in the year. A quick overview: Mt. Jinba to Mt. Takao covers 4 … More A Tokyo day hike. Mt. Jinba to Mt. Takao. 4 gorgeous peaks. 1 awesome day.
December 28, 2020 (Updated: April 2023) Jimbocho is a district of Tokyo that is home to over 150 book shops as well as publishing houses, universities and libraries. Each shop is unique and carries a different range of books, from brand new books to very expensive rare books. Some shops are very specific, like the … More Visiting Tokyo’s Vintage Book District – Jimbocho
Maybe you’ve heard about TeamLab Planets from Instagram, but perhaps, you don’t really know what it is. Neither did we. So many people had tried to tell us what it was and what you experience there. Most say ‘its an interactive art exhibition’, which, doesn’t even do it justice. We’ve now visited Teamlab Planets about … More TeamLab Planets: an immersive art dreamland
22nd February 2021 An abandoned mountain top stone quarry, a giant buddha carved into the mountain side, a temple precinct, a view of hell, and 1500 Arhat statues. Does it sound like these things should all be in the one place? Absolutely not. But, at Chiba’s Mount Nokogiri (Nokogiriyama), they are. This is an absolute … More Mount Nokogiri: the local’s gem
The time had come. With state of emergency restrictions lifted in Japan and over 70% of the country vaccinated, the time had come for us to go on a real, proper trip again!! We decided to have another go at our trip to Kyushu (the large main southern island of Japan) which we had originally … More Visiting Nagasaki’s Abandoned ‘James Bond Island’ and the Goto Islands
February 22, 2021 When you think you of Japanese flowers, sakura (cherry blossoms) are probably what comes to mind. However, after living in Japan for nearly 2 years we’ve come to learn that Japan has different famous flowers for every season and winter is no different. The plum blossoms are famous for blooming at the end of … More Yushima Tenjin Shrine – Plum Blossoms
8th November, 2020 As winter drew nearer, we were running out of hiking weekends, so for Georgia’s birthday weekend she decided she wanted to do a hike we’d been meaning to do for a while, Lake Chuzenji. We’d been to Lake Chuzenji twice already and done a few short walking trails but we wanted to … More Hiking Lake Chuzenji, Japan
There is something distinct to look forward to in every season in Japan. As a country with such defined seasons (and sub-seasons – rainy season we’re looking at you) there are events in every part of the year to eagerly anticipate, and winter is no exception. As an antidote to the long nights and cold … More Visiting Tokyo’s Amusement Park Winter Illuminations