TOGAKUSHI SHRINE - A GUIDE TO JAPAN'S GIANT TREES

Unlike many places I’ve visited during my last trip to Japan, Togakushi Shrine is not only beautiful, but also deserted. When I arrived in the afternoon I didn’t come across another soul for the first 500m walking up the forest path. The first snowflakes started tumbling down. The soft sun rays where still visible between the tree trunks. I’ve never been to a place this peaceful, yet magical.

Far from the usual tourist destination, Togakushi Shrine is a true hidden gem. Only a couple hours from Tokyo, this sacred Shinto-Shrine can easily be visited with a day trip.

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KYOTO - TOP 5 INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES

If you have come to Japan in search of ancient temples, lush forests and maybe even to get a glimpse of a real geisha, Kyoto should be on the top of your bucket list. Japan’s cultural capital is bursting with cultural photo-opportunities and as a first time visitor it’s hard to choose between countless temples and parks - Which places are truly worth visiting?

Now, If you, like me, are inseparable with your camera and will start fidgeting excitedly just at the thought of so many creative opportunities - look no further! I’ve selected the 5 most instagrammable place in Kyoto, so you know where to go on your next Japan trip!

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ULTIMATE TRAVELGUIDE: TOKYO

There are so many reasons I wanted to visit Japan. It has been one of those secret dreams that always slumbered in the back of your mind. And now that I am heading to Australia I just had to use this chance and do a little stopover in crazy Japan.  I prepared a list of my absolute highlights in Tokyo. Those are MUST-SEES so get ready to add them on your bucket list.

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