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Japan's 2017 Cherry Blossom Season in Photos

Osaka cherry blossoms

Osaka Castle

Doughnuts in Osaka

Gion Corner, Kyoto

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Hiroshima Castle

Nara Park

Deer in Nara Park

Ueno Park, Tokyo… 12 more words

Travel Galleries


This is the tale of late planes, mild panic and punctuality.

This particular adventure started, as per our usual MO, with a cheeky G&T whilst waiting for the bus from the hotel we were using for parking, not so far from Heathrow. 931 more words


Japan Series: coach travel

9 hours of air travel from Helsinki to Tokyo felt like forever, but 9 hours from Tokyo to Kyoto went by so quickly!

Most people get the shinkansen (bullet train) or choose to fly to Kyoto in just a few hours to save some time. 458 more words


Kawaii Makeup Culture

Firstly, in case you are not familiar with the Japanese word ‘Kawaii’, it translates to ‘Cute’ and ‘Adorable’ and is a growing trend not just in Japan but also western countries especially due to the introduction of cute animes like Sailor Moon. 273 more words


The Art of Japanese Street Fashion

You can’t deny that Tokyo, Japan has the most artistic street fashion in the world and possibly the craziest, and it’s no wonder many travel to this country just to experience it. 301 more words


Alfons Mucha

I went to the National Art Center, Tokyo to see Mucha’s art.

He was a Czech painter.

He painted many large sized paint (6 x 8 meters canvases) under a theme of Slav Epic, depicting the history of the Slav people and civilization. 108 more words



Shinjuku feels like being the center and heart of Tokyo. The station (Shinjuku Station) is a giant, labyrinthe colossus with dozens of exits. More than 3 million people are using this station every single day, turning it into one of the most busy and congested stations in the world. 852 more words