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Saturday, 5 January 2019

Top 7 Best Instagrammable Cafes In Tokyo, Japan // Super Cute Photo Spots!

Tokyo is home to some of the cutest cafes in Japan, so it's no wonder that all of these shops make for some adorable Instagram photo opps!

If you're planning a trip to Tokyo, add these cafes to your must-visit list - not only are the food, coffee and ice-cream at these hidden gems DELICIOUS, but you'll also easily get a cute pic for Insta. And why not do it for the 'gram? 😜 

ALSO! I'm heading back to Japan very soon, so if there are any cafes you think I missed - or any other cute spots! - let me know in the comments and I might visit it in a future vlog!

Watch the video below:


Saturday, 1 December 2018

Pottery Class, Best Japanese Desserts & Sam Smith Concert! // MELBOURNE VLOG

Hello friends! It's my first Melbourne vlog in SUCH a long time - I had a rare (but lovely!) long weekend off, so I decided to fill it with lots of fun activities and take you guys along to show you my home city!

Come with me to my first pottery class at the most aesthetic studio ever, find out where I go for the best Japanese sushi train and cheese tarts in Melbourne and sing along with me at Sam Smith's concert!

Watch the video below:


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!

  • 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

Watch the video below:


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!**

Watch the video below:


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 ☺️

Watch the video below:


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!

Watch the video below:


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 ✈️🎒

Watch the video below:


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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