Good Night Tokyo

On my last evening in Tokyo I went to Tokyo Tower to watch the sunset and take in the view one last time. After two years it still amazes me just how incredibly huge the city is! Thanks for having me, Tokyo, I’ve had a wonderful time. I’ve made lots of great memories that I’ll … Continue reading

24 Hours in Osaka

Time for a major catch up! Exactly a month ago I left Japan after living there for over two years, and am now back in my hometown, the Gold Coast, in Australia. While I was over there I tried to explore as much as I could of Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures, but for some … Continue reading

Autumn Lovers

All you need is love…and autumn. Possibly the best thing about Japan is the seasons, and in particular, autumn. In Tokyo the best time of year is November and early December which means right now everyone is flocking to the popular parks like Ueno or Shinjuku Gyoenmae. Sure, they’re nice and they’re central, but for … Continue reading

Liquid Gold

Another beautiful sunset transforming the ocean into liquid gold at Enoshima Island, Japan.


Lake Kawaguchi, the second largest and most popular of the Fuji Five Lakes, is a must for anyone living in the Tokyo region. As if the incredible view of Mt Fuji wasn’t enough, it’s also well known for the autumn leaves. From late October until the end of November, the maple trees that line the … Continue reading

Maizuru Castle Park

On a free day back in the summer I ventured to Yamanashi Prefecture with the intention of visiting the Shosen Valley, located near the city Kofu. I couldn’t find much information on the place, but access seemed relatively easy – catch a train to Kofu, then take the bus up the mountain. Unfortunately what I … Continue reading

Mt Takao

If you ask a local about Japan’s nature their response will often be “Japan has no nature”. And yet, just a 45 minute train ride from Shinjuku, the heart of Tokyo, you’ll find yourself at the base of a small mountain called Mt Takao. To reach the summit you can use one of the six … Continue reading


You’d never know I was a real “city girl” when the majority of my blog posts are of beaches or mountain ranges. But when you live in (or very close to) cities as big as Tokyo, taking a day trip into the countryside to clear your head is needed every so often. My first choice … Continue reading