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Saturday, 17 November 2018

The Busy Streets Of Japan // TIMELAPSE


Keeping it short and sweet with some quick timelapses from a few of my favourite places in Japan.

Who's been to any of the locations in this video? Let me know in the comments below!

Featuring two of Japan's major cities, Tokyo & Osaka, these metropolises are definitely examples of Japan's hustle and bustle - combined they have a population of approx. 15 million people (what even?!)!

Most of these shots were taken a few years ago (on an iPhone and before I started YouTube!), and I had a lot of fun revisiting my old footage and putting this quick video together.

It'll be back to regular videos again after this one, so I'll see you guys again soon!

// LOCATIONS FEATURED
  • Dotonburi, Osaka 
  • Osaka Castle, Osaka 
  • Omotesando Hills, Tokyo 
  • Akihabara Station, Tokyo 
  • Meiji Shrine, Tokyo 
  • Takeshita Dori (Harajuku), Tokyo 
  • Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street, Tokyo 
  • Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

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Saturday, 3 November 2018

JAPAN CRATE Unboxing + Giveaway! // Kira Kira Subscription Box Review 2018


A monthly box full of goodies from Japan?! Sign me up!

Japan Crate is a monthly subscription service of snack, kawaii, noodle and beauty boxes, full of products from and exclusive to Japan!

For Japan lovers like myself, this is a rad way to continue reliving your trip, or for newbies to get a taste of Japan.

Plus, with Christmas coming up, maybe you even know a friend who'd love a little bit of Japan delivered to their door (or yourself... no judgment!)?

In this video I unboxed Japan Crate's Kira Kira Crate, which is their beauty subscription - watch to find out what was inside the box!

Want the chance to win your own Japan Crate Snack Crate?

Enter via this form. Giveaway is international and starts November 3, 2018 and ends 11:59pm AEST November 17, 2018. Japan Crate will contact the lucky winner directly. Good luck! ✨ 

**This video is not sponsored. Thank you to Japan Crate for partnering up with me for this video & giveaway to share a taste of Japan with one of you guys!**

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

What Is Solo Travelling In Japan REALLY Like? | JAPAN Q&A


How much money should I budget for Japan? Where is the best place to see cherry blossoms? When is the best time to travel to Tokyo? 

Find out the answers to these questions and more (a LOT more!) in my Japan Q&A!

Thank you to everyone who sent through a question; I did my best to answer as many as I could, there were literally 100+ (you guys are AMAZING!).

If there's anything you'd like me to elaborate on, let me know in the comments and I might make a dedicated video on it ☺️

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Saturday, 20 October 2018

3 Day Girls Trip To Brisbane, Australia // VLOG


Where better for a girls trip than Brisbane, in Queensland Australia! ☀️

I flew to the sunny state with my childhood bestie Maddie to visit my best friend Jess (who remembers her from the first hijessicaanne in japan series?) and we definitely got up to some shenanigans in the sunshine...

From babysitting puppies and hugging koalas, to rooftop cocktails and manicures, it was a whirlwind three days of good times with my girls!

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Fjallraven Kanken X Acne Studios Unboxing | What's In My Carry On Backpack?


I finally caved and bought myself a Fjallraven backpack! 🦊

I've always wanted to get one ever since I saw them for the first time in Japan on a trip a few years ago, so when Fjallraven released a limited edition collaboration with Acne Studios, that was it!

Check out my unboxing and review of this limited edition Kanken backpack, and stay tuned to the end to see what I'd pack for my plane carry-on bag ✈️🎒

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Saturday, 22 September 2018

JAPAN GIVEAWAY + What I've Been Up To!


It's literally been SIX MONTHS (oops) since I've picked up my camera and filmed a video! But you'd never know, since I filmed so many Japan vlogs in advance hehe

Find out in this video what I've been up to and as a big thank you to everyone who watched the second series of my hijessicaanne in japan vlog series, I wanted to give away a bunch of super cute Japanese spring-themed goodies!

Want to know how to enter? Check out the video below!


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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Tokyo Morning Routine 😴✨ | Get Ready With Me!


Not featured: pressing snooze 193743 times 

Get ready with me for a day out in Tokyo! In my morning routine, find out how I make an easy and healthy travel breakfast, my quick skincare regimen and makeup look, and what I'd wear for a casual spring day out in Harajuku. 

Also - I bought a mic! This was my first video recording with her, and I'm so happy with how the audio turned out! Hope you guys enjoy the new setup 💖

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Saturday, 25 August 2018

I Travelled To Japan Alone! 🇯🇵✈️ // Tokyo & Kyoto Vlog Highlights


AND IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE EVER DONE. 

After four visits to Japan - on exchange, with family, my boyfriend and my best friend - it was about time that I took the trip to this amazing country solo! 

From instagrammable cafes and kawaii boutiques, to meeting new friends and seeing enough Totoros for a whole lifetime, this trip will always be a special memory for me. As you can see in the video, I could barely keep the smile off my face! 

And a BIG thank you to everyone who watched the second season of my #hijessicaanneinjapan travel vlogs - I hope you enjoy this highlights reel of all the best bits! 

I'm thinking of doing a Q&A video about Japan travel, so if you have any questions for me, please let me know in the comments and I might answer it in a future video! 

If you are yet to check them out, all of the Japan vlog episodes for both season #1 and season #2 are here

And stay tuned... there will be more Japan videos to come!

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