15 reasons to visit Japan

一期一会 “One life, one encounter” –– Japanese proverb


To experience Japan is to experience colours more brightly, sounds more deeply and tastes more intensely. We’re not resorting to artistic license or taking liberties here: Tokyo really is as energetic and creative as they say; Kyoto as majestic and beautiful; Hiroshima as moving and humbling. No amount of writing can do it justice so our aim here is to show some of the wonders on offer in the Land of the Rising Sun (and of course there are more than fifteen). Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words.


1. The food is incredible and Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market encapsulates the country’s penchant for seafood.

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo © Rosie Pentreath

2. The lights of Tokyo shine bright.

Tokyo © Rosie Pentreath

3. The bullet trains are as sensational as people say.


4. The shrines and temples are beautiful, and Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari-Taisha is a must-see.

Torii, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto © Rosie Pentreath

5. There are robots everywhere and Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant is essential viewing.

Robert Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo © Rosie Pentreath

6. You can spot genuine – and tourist – Geishas in Kyoto.

Geishas, Kyoto © Rosie Pentreath

7. The nightlife is never-ending in Osaka.

Glico Man, Osaka © Rosie Pentreath

8. Animal cafes are abundant and there is a pug cafe in Kyoto ♥️

Pug Cafe Living Room, Kyoto Japan © Rosie Pentreath

9. The shopping is fantastic and Beams is a stylish haunt.

Beams Tokyo Japan © Rosie Pentreath

10. The toilets warm you, wash you and play music for you.

Japanese Toilet © Rosie Pentreath

11. The people are incredibly polite and very hardworking.


12. The scenery is stunning.

Hiroshima, Japan © Rosie Pentreath

13. There are nearly as many bars as there are people in Tokyo.

Shinjuku Yakatori, Tokyo © Rosie Pentreath

14. It’s never easy to predict what might happen next…

Shibuya, Tokyo © Rosie Pentreath

15. You can meet deer up close and personal on the island of Miyajima, Hiroshima.

Deer on Miyakima, Hiroshima Japan © Rosie Pentreath

Watch it all here 👇

–– Rosie Pentreath, December 2017.


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One comment

  • really want to return to Tokyo, my dream it would be to stay there a few months… let’s see! your blog is so amazing Rosie 🙂 all the best, PedroL

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