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Top Things To Do in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Japan’s cool capital has something for everyone – from ancient temples and historic neighbourhoods to maid cafes and a giant Godzilla head. Unlike many cities around the world it’s pretty light on actual landmarks but experiencing it is a highlight of any Japan itinerary.

20 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Travel To Japan

Japan. The Land Of The Rising Sun. One of the most popular travel destinations in the world. A bucket list entry for many. Well, I’ve done the honourable thing and have visited Japan so you don’t have to. Here are 20 reasons why you should not travel to Japan.

Miyajima: Hiking Mt. Misen On Japan’s Sacred Island

One of my favourite spots in Japan has to be the beautiful island of Miyajima. With its dense forests, ancient shrines and great hiking options, it’s a popular day trip from Hiroshima and is famous for one of the most scenic views in the whole country.

Japan Food Guide: 15 Top Things To Try in Japan

Trying all the delicious Japanese food is a highlight of any trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. There are so many different local and regional specialities that there is always something new to taste and discover. So here’s my list of the best Japanese food to have on your next visit!

Travel Lexx – 2016 In Review

Well, 2016 is almost over and it’s time to recap another 12 awesome months of travel. It was also my first full year of blogging as Travel Lexx and I’ve had an absolute blast along the way!

So, here are my highlights of 2016!

Walking the Nakasendo: Magome to Tsumago Hike

Walking a part of the ancient Nakasendo Way was one of the must-dos on my trip to Japan. While hiking may not immediately spring to mind when coming up with an ultimate Japan bucket  list, I could not miss the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of shogun and samurai.

Walking the Nakasendo: Magome and the Stone Pavement of Ochiai

The Nakasendo Way is hardly a secret (it’s listed in the top 25 things to do in Japan by Lonely Planet), yet it doesn’t feature on many first-time visitors’ itineraries. If, like me, you love being active and want to get a taste of rural Japan, a visit to Magome, one of Nakasendo’s prettiest spots, should be near the top of your list.

11 Essential Tips for First Time Visitors to Japan

Japan frequently appears on many travellers’ bucket lists. It’s a country rich in history, tradition and natural beauty. Arriving in Japan for the first time can be a little overwhelming – a different language, culture and a LOT of people. To help anyone planning their trip I’ve put together some essential tips for first time visitors to Japan from my recent travels.

A Career Change?

So I’ve turned 30 a couple of months back and I must be having some sort of a crisis because I’ve been thinking about what I’m doing with my life. I have quite a few plans for the next ten years, namely to visit 60 countries before I turn 40 but at the rate I am going, I might need to be a bit more ambitious!