• Tokyo take two

    May 31st 2017 katie

    I’ve just got back from a second trip to Japan. We last went in 2009 (which I blogged about on its own little microsite, here) and have been itching to go back ever since. This time we just stayed in Tokyo, but the wonderful transport network means you can explore the sprawl of the city…

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  • Twelve reasons to visit Japan

    August 7th 2012 katie

    I have major wanderlust at the moment, specifically Japan-lust. Here are twelve reasons why… 1. The way that Tokyo is so hectic, yet so organised, friendly and polite that you feel peaceful in the middle of the chaos.

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  • Japan video

    October 4th 2011 katie

    I can’t believe that it’s been almost 2 years since our amazing trip to Japan. Luckily we’ve just booked another big holiday to San Francisco so I’m not wallowing too much – we’re even staying in Japantown in SF, and I think another trip to Japan will be on the cards next year. My memory…

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  • Japanese stationery

    March 10th 2011 katie

    One of my favourite things about running my little Etsy shop is packaging up my orders to send. Mostly because I get to crack out the Japanese sticky tape that I collect and hoard obsessively… I scanned some in for your viewing pleasure. And how sweet is this little post-it-note cat – the package even…

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  • Japan videos

    July 27th 2010 katie

    I forgot until quite recently that I took a load of video footage on my E-P1 when we were in Japan last year. Josh is editing it all into a music video at the moment as he’s much more au fait with this kind of thing than me – my ‘skillz’ extend to a tiny…

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  • OM10 and Diana+ in Japan

    November 21st 2009 katie

    Here are yet more Japan photos, from my old Olympus OM10 camera. It’s so exciting getting old-skool films back in the post, and it brought back all the good memories of the trip looking through them. I was a bit distraught to find 2 of my 7 films had somehow got jammed and not advanced…

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  • Kawaii Japan goodies

    November 13th 2009 katie

    Shopping in Japan – especially Tokyo – was so immense. I’m going to be paying off my credit card until next year, but how could I fail to stock up on all this cute stuff? Sweet notebook Mini toy camera stickers, what could be cuter? More stickers. Can YOU understand this variation? Notepaper that folds…

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  • Japan travelog

    November 11th 2009 katie

    I’m back from Japan! It was – as expected – totally amazing. I’m still on comedown. It’s a bit overwhelming thinking of all the things we saw and did, but luckily I wrote a daily travelog out there to remind myself. I’ve just cobbled it all together into a website, so click onto katiedoesjapan09.blogspot.com if…

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  • Tokyo blogging

    October 25th 2009 katie

    A reminder if you’re interested in what I’m getting up to in Tokyo, to check out my photolog of the trip at katiedoesjapan.tumblr.com. I’m having SUCH an amazing time, tokyo is as incredible as I thought it would be. Taking tons of photos and writing up a massive diary which I’ll share when I get…

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  • Go east…

    October 20th 2009 katie

    Photo: Rache555 It’s finally here, we’re off to Japan tomorrow! I have my geektastic Google map ready and stuffed full of amazing-sounding things to see and do (probably much too much to fit in), I’ve loaded my cameras with film and charged up the E-P1, and got my guidebooks and rail-passes packed. I’m going to…

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  • Japan – booked!

    September 3rd 2009 katie

    Photo: Eric Testroete I’m sooo excited. We just booked a two-week trip to Japan! We’ll have 9 days in Tokyo, then 6 in Kyoto, with a day trip to Osaka hopefully. In Tokyo, we’re staying in a great-looking serviced apartment in Shinjuku, and we’re going traditional in Kyoto and staying in a ryokan guesthouse. Sooooo…

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