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Japan 2015: The Adventure Begins

Japan 2015: The Adventure Begins

As anyone who knows me either in real life or on Facebook will know, I’m heading off to Japan very soon and I’m pretty damn excited about it. Just 3 sleeps to go! I first visited Japan in 2006, then returned in 2007. In 2008 I moved there for 3 years, returning in April 2011. … Continue reading

Yo! Vote For Me!

Yo! Vote For Me!

Yo! Sushi is running a competition at the moment to win a trip to Japan. I managed to somehow get to the final stage of the contest, and now all I need is to get everyone to vote for my photo. The best thing is, you can vote once every day (if you want to), … Continue reading

Reasons to visit Japan #2

Reasons to visit Japan #2

There are so many reasons to visit Japan, and here’s another one: it’s just so cheap at the moment!  I noticed a special offer on the Japan Travel Centre website today for an Air France London to Tokyo flight for just £529 return! KLM also appeared to be matching that price, with a whole host … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: Z is for…

A-Z of Japan: Z is for…

Here it is – the final installment in my A-Z of Japan! So, what could Z be for? The obvious choice would be zen, but I don’t know enough about it to write a “quick guide to zen”. I also considered writing about the 2003 movie Zatoichi, but I have to confess I didn’t really … Continue reading

March 11th – six months on

“Now all we can do is look forward. We only have one life, after all.” Takashige Kowata, Fukushima evacuee. I know a lot of people are thinking about America today, what with it being ten years since 9/11. But for me (and for many people), it’s a different anniversary. Today marks six months since the … Continue reading

J-Festa: Places in Japan

I do love a good blog carnival, so I couldn’t resist entering the J-Festa July carnival: Places in Japan. The theme is a lovely one, and it got me thinking about what my entry should be. I wondered if I should write about the best place I’ve visited in Japan (How could I choose?), the … Continue reading

Message from Japan

Four months ago today, everything changed in Japan. The March 11th Tohoku earthquake and tsunami is something we will never forget. Now, more than ever, Japan needs you. Japan is a safe, beautiful, fascinating country, and the people of Japan need your tourism now more than ever. Today I saw a video, featuring the Japanese … Continue reading

My 7 links

This post is a submission to TripBase’s My 7 Links initiative after receiving nomination from Loneleeplanet to participate. The process is simple. Nominated bloggers identify posts that meet seven specified criteria and share them with readers. In turn I have the opportunity to nominate 5 bloggers, listed at the bottom of this post, to participate. … Continue reading

Tokyo area trip itinerary

If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that in April I finished my three years in Japan with an eight night stay in Tokyo (well, actually it was seven in Tokyo and one in Chiba). My trip included excursions to various nearby places, but my main base was Shinagawa. Now I’ve finally finished writing … Continue reading