Review: Okayama Kooraku Hotel, Japan

Japanese hotels are famous for having small and expensive rooms in comparison to other countries, this is especially true during cherry blossom season when the cost of lodging increases exponentially; I once found a place had increased its price by 200%! Space is such a premium in Japan that you generally need to pay through the nose for floor space […]

Review: Kinkakuji Temple, Japan

I had been to Kyoto previously in 2015 and Kinkakuji temple was high up my list of things to do at the time; unfortunately it just fell by the wayside due to being the only sight in Northern Kyoto that I was interested in, therefore this time I was determined to fit it in somehow on the second last day […]

One day in Naoshima Island, Japan Review

Naoshima island is one of, if not the, most famous art islands in Japan. Located around 1.5 hours away from Okayama Station; the island is most famous for its unique artistic spaces, its compact size perfect for biking, and a giant yellow pumpkin. I’m not kidding. This island houses the world’s most famous pumpkin, so it’s a pretty big baller […]