Japan: Bamboo Forest in Kyoto

Walking through the magical bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan was one of the most calming and relaxing activities we did on our recent trip to Japan. We stayed at an Airbnb in Osaka on this leg of the trip and to get here we took the Hankyu Rail from Umeda Station to Arashiyama Station (about an hour ride). Once you…

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Japan: AWOMB – a lunch like no other in Kyoto

People always tell me they love Kyoto more than any other part of Japan. I didn’t think I would agree with them until I visited Kyoto myself and witnessed how culturally different Kyoto was from the rest of Japan, with a unique blend of modern and traditional elements. Just steps away from Gion Shijo train station, we found ourselves wandering…

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Japan: 10 things you need to know before Real Life Mario Go Karting in Tokyo

Whether you’re reading this blog post and hearing about MariCar for the first time OR MariCar is already on your radar for your next trip to Tokyo, you’ve come to the right place! I included some tips that I wasn’t really able to find online prior to my experience. So without further ado, here are 10 things you should know…

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Japan: Cup Noodle Museum in Osaka

It’s not a complete trip to Japan if you don’t make a trip to visit their infamous Cup Noodle Museum at least once (in my opinion). I think the concept is quite unique and something that you can’t experience anywhere else in the world. The cup noodles make cute personalized & affordable souvenirs for friends and family to enjoy. There…

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Japan: A day at Nara Park

Not sure where in Toronto you can come super close or even feed a deer with absolutely no supervision but this totally happened when we were exploring one of the million things you can do in Japan. Spending the day at Nara Park was absolutely amazing and something we’ll probably not be able to do (at least as freely) unless…

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Japan: Eating our way through Dotonburi

I was able to cross off many things on my bucket list during this trip to Japan and one of the items was eating my heart out at Dotonburi in Osaka, Japan. E and I spent a good afternoon here eating and wandering in and out of the streets until our tummies couldn’t handle it anymore! Dotonburi is a very…

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