Tagged with travel

Take me to… the Yaeyama Islands!

Take me to… the Yaeyama Islands!


I’ve been meaning to blog about Okinawa for a long time, so am kicking of 2018’s travel section with one of the main cluster of islands in this tropical part of Japan! Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan and famed for its subtropical climate and the longevity of its inhabitants. It consists of a … Continue reading

Blog’s best of 2017!

Blog’s best of 2017!


It’s that time again when I round up my favourite things that found their way onto Sophie’s Japan Blog this year! I think 2017 surpassed 2016 both in terms of blog activity and general madness in the world… I’d like to say a big thank you to you lovely readers, sponsors and collaborators! Below are … Continue reading

Take me to… Sapporo Snow Festival!

Take me to… Sapporo Snow Festival!


I’ve really enjoyed blogging about my holidays in Japan (which you can read all about in the Japan holiday section) but, now that I’m all up to date, I want to keep the travel element of this blog alive! So, here’s the first “take me to…” post, in which I’ll blog about Japanese places and … Continue reading

Kicking back in Kumamoto

Kicking back in Kumamoto


This is it, the last post in this year’s Japan travel blog series! Back in April I travelled from Osaka to Kobe to Kyushu with my mum and sister, and you can read all about our travels here. Our last destination was Kumamoto, home of Kumamoto Castle and the iconic mascot Kumamon! Kumamoto Castle is … Continue reading

Day out in Dazaifu

Day out in Dazaifu


I recently blogged about our short stay in the fantastic city of Fukuoka, which also happens to be a great place to stay if you’re taking a few day trips around Kyushu. The small city of Dazaifu is just a short train ride from the city centre – and because this is Japan, the train is … Continue reading

Fun in Fukuoka!

Fun in Fukuoka!


Fukuoka and Kyushu may not be places that western tourists generally visit in Japan, unless they’ve been to the country more than once or have a particular reason to visit. In our case, Fukuoka, the largest city in the southern island of Kyushu, was where my sister Grace had been spending several months studying and teaching. … Continue reading

Mata ne (see you later)!


How exciting, this is my last blog post before my friend Oana and I embark on a trip around Japan! I’ve been saving up for a ‘big blow out’ holiday like this since I graduated and, when I first met Oana back in freshers’ week, we somehow knew one day we would cross the pond! This will … Continue reading

Every cloud…


Or, why losing isn’t necessarily losing. If you’ve been keeping up with my ramblings on Twitter, you probably saw that I wasn’t selected for InsideJapan Tour’s Blog to Japan finals. Obviously, I was very disappointed, not only because I’d spent three odd weeks scripting and editing my video and another six hours just trying to … Continue reading