When Vicki found herself missing her family at Christmas on her gap year in Japan she decided to distract herself. By hitting the slopes!
The Japan Rail Pass is brilliant: great value for money and makes getting around Japan by train easy and efficient. Read all about the pass here.
Japan is a pretty weird place, for all its amazing culture, beautiful scenery, and ancient traditions. You really shouldn't miss it. Here are the top ten most bizarre experiences in Japan.
A capsule hotel is a must-do on any trip to Japan - Vicky reports back from her experience of one of Japan's most convenient, quirky, and surprisingly peaceful traditions.
Did you know you can go skiing in Japan? You can! And it's awesome! This guide has everything you need to know about taking advantage of the fine, tubular Asian powder.
The Japanese are often known as a reserved people, but Vicki Holman saw an alternative, more gregarious side to them while she was living and working in the country as a teaching assistant.
There's so many things to do in Japan that Vicky decided to crowd source what she did while she was there using advice from message board users on our humble site.
It was hot, mind blowing and by the time I’d finished I felt totally drained – just like all the best sexual encounters. I’d just scaled the giddy heights of the 7 floors of Tokyo's biggest sex shop.
Seeing the New Year in whilst experiencing a different culture is a must do. This gapper visited Kyoto, Japan last year to witness the ringing bells in the temples. Well, she tried.
This backpacker expected to see temples, mountain scenery and wacky inventions galore in Japan. Instead she found Santa, fairy lights, and Christmas trees.