Japan Travel Tips

Japan lives up to its hype. I travelled the island solo for 24 days in the autumn of 2017 and I enjoyed every moment. I’ve pulled together a few very practical things that might be helpful for you to know before your trip.

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Florence, South of the River

When I lived in Florence, I stayed south of the Arno River, in the Oltrarno neighbourhood. Although a day trip to Florence can easily keep you in the city’s busy tourist centre in the north, it’s worth the walk across one of the cities historic bridges. I’d recommend at least a half-day to explore the area, although you could easily fill a day at a relaxed pace.

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