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Planning a trip to Bangkok? So many people I know, including me, hate it the first time they go. But after going back seven times, I think I've learned a few trips to help you love it and have an amazing time. Here's what to do, eat and see and where to stay to have a brilliant first trip to Bangkok, #bangkok #bangkoktraveltips #bangkoktripplanning

First Time in Bangkok? Here’s How Not to Hate It.

Considering I have been to Bangkok seven times (and just had to talk myself out of No8) it might surprise you to hear I hated it the first time I went. So did The Boyfriend (who is now as addicted to the place as I am). It’s a story I…
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Naoshima is an island just off the coast of Japan that's full of art. Most famous for the Naoshima pumpkin, that's definitely not the only thing to see. Here's all the advice you need to plan your one day visit. #naoshimaisland #naoshimaartisland #YayoiKusama #giantpumpkin #thingstodoinJapan

Can You See the Naoshima Pumpkin ‘Art Island’ in One Day?

When I decided to add a day on Japan’s Naoshima Island to our latest trip, I really didn’t know anything about the island except that it had giant spotty pumpkins on it. In fact, one glimpse of the bright yellow Naoshima pumpkin and I was sold. Only when I started looking…
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Fun Things to do in Kyoto: Hunt Monsters in Yokai Street

Kyoto is known for beautiful temples and beautiful geishas, but watch out if you’re wandering the backstreets of one area – as there be monsters! A whole road full of them in fact. Check out our guide to Kyoto’s super-cool Monster Street aka Yokai Street. It’s one of the most…
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The Godzilla Statue in Shinjuku, Tokyo is brilliant fun - he roars eight times a day. But many people don't know you can get up close and personal with him. Here's how to do that - and a guide to Tokyo's other must see sights for Godzilla fans. Click to read it now or save it to one of your boards for later. #tokyo #thingstoseeintokyo #Godzilla #Godzillatokyo

Getting Up Close and Personal With Godzilla in Tokyo

If you’re wandering around the northern part of Tokyo’s Shinjuku and hear a roar, don’t panic, it’s just the giant Godzilla on top of the Shinjuku Gracery Hotel doing it’s thing (well, hopefully). If you happen to be within eyeline of the Godzilla head you might even see him breathe fire –…
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If you're planning a trip to Tokyo and are looking for something different to do, take a trip to Sugamo. This area in North Tokyo is where Tokyo's seniors hang out - and it's a really magical spot to visit. Click to read the post and find out why - or save it to one of your Japan boards for later. #tokyo #offthebeatentracktokyo #sugamo =thingstodointokyo

Sugamo: A Unique Part of Tokyo Not To Miss

It’s Saturday afternoon in Tokyo. A few miles away from where I am now, hundreds of people are wending their way across the iconic Shibuya crossing, or queuing up for the latest rainbow cheese sandwich in Harajuku – but where I am, you’d never know any of that existed. I’m…
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Just off the south coast of Japan, a day trip from Kyoto, Osaka or Hiroshima likes Okunoshima or Bunny Island where over 1000 bunnies are waiting for you to bring them snacks. Here's everything you need to know if you want to visit. Click to read it now or save it to one of your boards for later. #japanislands #japan #thingstodoinjapan

The Ultimate Guide to Rabbit Island, Japan

Its official name is Okunoshima but it’s better known as Bunny Island or Rabbit Island – a magical land just off the coast of Japan where over 1,000 bunnies run free, demanding snacks, cuddles, pats and selfies with the people who come to visit them every day. Yep, it’s as…
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The Tokyo Trick Art Museum in Odaiba is world of fun. Perfect for a rainy day in Tokyo, you get to appear in a heap of cool paintings. Here's where to find it (and some other cool ideas of things to do in Odiaba). If you're planning a trip to Tokyo, click to check out the post or save it to your Tokyo board for a rainy day! #tokyo #tokyotrickartmuseum #thingstodointokyo #odiaba

What The Heck is the Tokyo Trick Art Museum?

‘Take me somewhere really Tokyo-esque that I wouldn’t go to on my own,’ I said to my friend Jonelle who lives in Tokyo on my first day in Japan. I admit, I was expecting her to take me some old school neighbourhood full of little shops and restaurants so I…
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Planning a trip to Tokyo? Tsukiji Fish Market has long been a Tokyo must-see, but new rules mean this may no longer be the case. Click to find out how the new rules might affect your visit - and the lesser known part of the market that is a must visit instead. #tsukijifishmarket #tokyo #thingstodointokyo

Tsukiji Outer Market – Still A Tokyo Must-See

So, it finally happened. On October the 6th 2018, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo closed forever, but that doesn’t mean Tsukiji should be completely off your list of things to do in Tokyo. The outer market that used to surround the fish market is still open for business…
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Chiku Chiku Hedgehog Cafe in Tokyo is the cutest hedgehog cafe we've been to so far. All the hedgehogs live in tiny little dolls house type rooms. Here's all you need to know (and cute pictures of hedgehogs). #hedgehogcafe #shibuya #thingstodointokyo

Is Chiku Chiku Tokyo’s Cutest Hedgehog Cafe?

When I went to Tokyo (for a day!) in June 2017 my number one thing to do was go to a hedgehog cafe. There were only two in town at that point and the queues were out the door – fast forward less than a year to my most recent…
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