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Your 2022 Travel Horoscope
You know travel is on the horizon. You can feel it getting closer. But where to go? Well, why not let the stars guide you through 2022 and beyond? You can’t argue with... Read More »
Where to Travel for a Winter Olympics Experience
With Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics launching this week, the sporting festivities are beginning once again – and we couldn't be more excited! You don’t need to... Read More »
9 of the Best Fireworks Displays in the World
It's that time of year again – the day of winter thermals, wellies, fairground rides, food truck burgers and of course: SPARKLERS. Yup, you guessed it: it's Bonfire... Read More »
The World’s Best Pancakes
It’s that time of year again: the last Tuesday before Lent, Shrove Tuesday, aka, Pancake Day. All across the country, families will be whipping up batches of pancakes... Read More »
How to Eat in Japan
The Japanese are strict rule-followers by nature, with signs and rules posted all over the country, varying from how to hold your bag on an escalator to not eating... Read More »
7 Must-Visit Dark Tourism Destinations
Play it right and travel can be a fun, life-changing, reaffirming experience. But it’s not always about having a relaxing trip. Really getting stuck into a... Read More »
Why Japan is the Perfect Destination for Solo Female Travellers
Compared to a decade ago, the number of female solo travellers has skyrocketed amid the many bloggers and influencers flying the flag for female empowerment. New... Read More »
Discover Flying with ANA
Planning a Japan holiday? Consider flying with Star Alliance Member ANA – All Nippon Airways for an authentic experience that offers a warm, comfortable service... Read More »
Top Temples to Visit in Japan

Exploring the huge array of temples that Japan has to offer is an integral part of any visit, so here are just a few of my top temple recommendations.

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A Travellers Guide to Japanese Toilets
You’ve no doubt heard of them. They’re weird, they’re wacky, they’re cutting edge technology and they’re one of the most remarked upon things by travellers... Read More »
Things to See and Do in and Around Osaka, Japan
Based in the heart of the Kansai region, Osaka has a wealth of things to see and do that will satisfy all kinds of traveller – from excellent street food and teahouses... Read More »
The Best Places to Travel to in 2020
Looking for somewhere new to go on holiday in 2020? A destination that offers a wealth of unique experiences and things to do, whether that’s a colourful culture,... Read More »
A Guide to Exploring Japan
If Japan has only just come into your sphere of consciousness then, where have you been?! Visitors will be flocking to this spectacular set of islands for the 2020... Read More »
Food around the World: What to Eat Where
**WARNING: THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN KNOWN TO CAUSE SEVERE HUNGER** When you go on holiday, chances are you’ll have heard all about your destination’s best... Read More »
Things to Know Before You Go to Japan
“I’ve always wanted to go to Japan” is a sentence I’ve been hearing repeatedly since I got back from my recent trip. It was my second visit to Japan in a few... Read More »
At the Top of Japan: Climbing Mount Fuji
Arriving at the base of Japan’s highest mountain, we were excited yet admittedly a little naïve of the task ahead, tells James Pierce. We expected to see the... Read More »
Festivals Around the World
Stuck for ideas on where to go next? Find inspiration in our month-by-month guide to epic events across the globe in 2019...January: Sydney FestivalWhen: 9th -... Read More »
The Best Foods to Try in Japan
During our short stay in Tokyo, we had quickly come to realise that you can never eat too much of anything in this busy city. Where there was food, we had to try it!... Read More »
10 Christmas Traditions from Around the World
Not long 'til Christmas now, and you'll soon be enjoying your mince pies and mulled wine while feeling suitably stuffed from far too much turkey. But as you set... Read More »
What it's Like Spending Winter in Hokkaido
I ended up living in Hokkaido by happy accident. I didn’t have much of an idea about what I’d do with myself after I finished university, but I did know one thing: I... Read More »
Why Japan Offers the Perfect Cruising Holiday
Caroline Gladstone experienced the endless diversity of Japan on a circular, springtime cruise around the coast of Honshu. Here, we catch up with her about her... Read More »
The Coolest Things to Do in Tokyo
As a city with over 13 million inhabitants and almost 150 skyscrapers, Tokyo rewards those who do their research. Its best sushi can be hidden behind a curtain, or a... Read More »
5 Unmissable Summer Festivals in 2016
With key world events like the Rio Olympics and the Battle of the Somme centenary coming up this summer, we reckon it’s going to be one of the best years for... Read More »
10 Best Benches Around the World
When you’re discovering a new country, it’s easy to find yourself rushing through a whirlwind checklist. But, there is nothing better than having a moment to... Read More »
Where to go this Winter
Oh why, oh why are we talking about winter, we hear you ask. We're well aware that the last dregs of summer (if you can call it that!) are still with us, but we know... Read More »
Getting More Bang for your Buck: The Best Currencies Right Now
On a budget? Travel doesn’t always have to break the bank. One way to cut your holiday costs – if you’re not fussy about your destination, that is – is to let... Read More »
Top 10 Favourite Street Foods Around the World
When it comes to travelling the world and trying the best market cuisine, Melissa Hie from @GirlEatWorld has you covered. We've asked this foodie to let us in on her... Read More »
@GirlEatWorld: Meeting the Instagrammer Behind the Camera
Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has become so much more than Valencia selfies or X-Pro II cats. Beautifully shot images of fashion, travel, and of course food,... Read More »
The UK Makes Arrivals Even Easier
Attention all Australian, Canadian, Japanese, New Zealand and American nationals! Travelling to the UK just got even easier. The government Registered Traveller service... Read More »
Animal Cafés: The World’s Newest Trend
Have you ever wished you could enjoy your tea with a cat by your side? Or nibble on some pastries while an owl perches nearby? Well you're in luck because the latest... Read More »