Osaka, Japan Day Two: Himeji Castle & Umeda Sky Building

I’ve been so excited to get day two of my Japan trip up as it was definitely one of my favourite days of the whole trip. If you’ve missed day one which featured a lot of sleep deprivation, jet lag and shopping then you can read that here. Without further ado, here’s what we got up to on our second day. Himeji Castle This is ever so slightly cheating as the title says Osaka, however we traveled out of Osaka on day two to visit Himeji. It took us around an hour to get there via tubes; Charlotte’s friend had…

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Osaka, Japan Day One: Shinsaibashi & Ichiran Ramen

Back in October (after over a year of saving), I finally visited Japan with my boyfriend, Jesse and two of our friends, Charlotte and Matt. We went for two weeks and it was such an incredible experience that I’ve been so eager to share. This blog series is long overdue; it’s been around three months since we came back but sometimes life takes over, I already feel like I need another holiday now. From Birmingham to Osaka As any trip begins, we had to get there first; we flew from Birmingham International Airport to Kansai International Airport with KLM Airlines,…

My First Airbnb Experience: Journey to Japan

Back at the end of October 2018, I went on the trip of a lifetime to Japan for two weeks with my boyfriend and our two friends. Our friends had been to Japan previously the year before and had sworn by Airbnb’s so we decided to do the same thing again. We stayed in three different accommodations whilst travelling around Japan so I’ll be reviewing each of them separately. If you’re not familiar with what Airbnb is, it’s a website that enables private home owners rent out their properties to travelers. We found that using Airbnb saved us a large…