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Exploring Japan [VLOG]

posted by Courtney Jones February 8, 2017 18 Comments
Exploring Japan: VLOG
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Exploring Japan: VLOG.

I just got back from Japan, and it was incredible! It’s so totally different than anywhere I’ve ever been before, and I loved it.

I spent some time in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hakone and went skiing in Niseko – the entire trip was a blast!

The trip highlights?

Skiing in Niseko

I’m Canadian, but living in Australia means that I haven’t seen snow in six years! We spent a few days on Hokkaido Island, skiing in Niseko, a quant little town a couple hours from Sapporo. Seeing snow again was incredible; it felt so weird, but so normal, all at the same time! We had a total blast skiing, and I loved soaking in the onsen afterwards.

Exploring Japan VLOG
Exploring Tokyo

Tokyo sure is one crazy city. It’s so busy, but so efficient that somehow it doesn’t seem all that chaotic. There are so many cool places to explore and some many crazy restaurants to eat at – it’s amazing.

Exploring Japan VLOG

Checking out Osaka and Kyoto

Both cities are amazing. The food and the culture is just so good, and I had such a great time exploring and learning about these cities.

Exploring Japan VLOG

The Shinkansen

The Shinkansen (bullet train) is sooooo cool! One zoomed by me on a platform when I wasn’t expecting it; it was going SO fast! We took the Shinkansen twice, once from Osaka to Hakone, and again from Hakone to Tokyo. The train reminds me of an airplane, except with bigger seats and much more legroom! It goes up to 300km and hour (fast, right?!), but it’s super smooth ride.

Exploring Japan VLOG

Exploring Japan: Video

I’ll write a handful of articles about my experiences, but in the meantime, check out the video of the trip!

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