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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Visiting Persona 5 Locations In REAL LIFE! // Solo Travel Japan

My all-time favourite game is Persona 5, where you play as a high-schooler in Tokyo who has to save the world while staying a model student (that description sooooo doesn't do it justice!).

But the coolest part is that it's ACTUALLY set in REAL LIFE Tokyo, so the locations in the game actually exist! So I thought I'd dedicate a day of my trip to visit some of the real life locations of Persona 5, and OH. MY. GOSH. These places are truly spot on!

Hope you guys enjoy the vlog, and if you've played P5 before, let me know in the comments who your fave character is! Mine is Joker - obviously ♥️

Watch the video below:

This video was also inspired by RyiSnow's video, comparing real life Shibuya to Persona 5's version of Shibuya! Check it out here.

πŸ’•πŸ’• ALSO to everyone who came from Sammie's video - hello! I'm so excited to meet you and I hope you enjoy the videos that I have in store πŸ’•πŸ’•

*I am not affiliated with or own any part of Persona 5 or Atlus; I just LOVE the game and wanted to share that with you! But definitely play the game if you get a chance, it is RAD.


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Tokyo’s Hipster Town Shimokitazawa (LOTS of Cafes!) // Solo Travel Japan

If my home city of Melbourne, Australia had a long-lost twin in Japan, it would be Shimokitazawa!

In today’s vlog, I visited Tokyo’s ‘hipster town’, which is full of trendy cafes and vintage clothing stores (plus, an adorable bakery that make TOTORO-themed cream puffs! Yes, we know, I’m obsessed, etc. etc.).

I also caught up with Ken from MrKenDenis!! We went out for dinner and dessert and it was sooooo nice spending time together in Tokyo πŸ’–

warning, i do a lot of eating in this video lol #wheninjapan

Watch the vlog below:


Sunday, 27 May 2018

How I Take Travel Photos Alone & Bento Cooking Class! // Solo Travel Japan

UM. Those Totoro bento boxes were almost too cute to eat!!

Adorable themed bento lunches are super common in Japan for elementary / primary school age students, and in today's vlog I learned how to make my own! Because I'm a kid at heart πŸ’– 

If you have a spare two hours in Tokyo, I highly recommend booking a local cooking class! This one was all in English, and it was so much fun using a tonne of new-to-me ingredients and learning some new cooking techniques. 

Afterwards, I headed into Shibuya to do some shopping and I explain how I take my Instagram photos while travelling alone! Spoiler - I have no shame 🀣

Watch the video below:


Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Countryside That Inspired My Neighbour Totoro 🌱 // Solo Travel Japan

If you're a Studio Ghibli fan... you NEED to go here! 🌱

Because I'm travelling solo in Japan, I wanted to do something a bit different, so I decided to join an Airbnb Experience tour! 

I spent the day hiking through Tokorozawa in Saitama, which is the country town and forest area that inspired Hayao Miyazaki (i.e. the KING of Studio Ghibli!) to make the famous film, My Neighbour Totoro - which is one of my all time favourites! 

The guided walking tour included hiking through the 'Totoro Forest' (literally), visiting Korosuke's House - which the house in My Neighbour Totoro was modelled after! - and sampling the best green tea I've ever tasted at a traditional Japanese tea plantation. 🍡 

It was a total dream, and if you have a day spare in Tokyo and want to experience the countryside, Tokorozawa is a one hour trip from the city and WELL WORTH the visit!

Watch the video below:


Saturday, 12 May 2018

Tokyo Apartment Tour & Exploring Harajuku Backstreets // Solo Travel Japan

You guys requested it! My Tokyo Airbnb apartment tour is here, and lemme tell you, this πŸ‘πŸ» place πŸ‘πŸ» is πŸ‘πŸ» gorgeous!

For my fifth visit to Japan, but first trip travelling solo, I really wanted to find an apartment that was in central Tokyo that could feel like home for my two week stay. This place exceeded expectations - it really was my dream Tokyo apartment! 🏠🌡

Hope you guys enjoy the apartment tour - I HIGHLY recommend staying in Airbnbs instead of hotels in Japan (they’re usually a lot bigger, a lot cheaper, and WAY cuter!) and a BIG thank you to my hosts for making my stay such a fabulous one ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Stay tuned to the end of the video too - I visited some of the cutest cafes in the backstreets Harajuku (think PIKACHU lattes and animal icecream cones! 😍) that you should definitely add to your itinerary if you’re heading to Tokyo.

Watch the video below:


Saturday, 5 May 2018

Cutting My Hair In Tokyo, Cute Cafes & Kiddyland! // Solo Travel Japan

It's day two in Tokyo!

In today's vlog, I decided to get my hair cut and coloured at ASSORT Tokyo (a.k.a. one of the trendiest, English-speaking salons in Tokyo!) and revisit one of my favourite cafes, Cafe Kitsune - yes, owned by design house Maison Kitsune! 

Then in the afternoon, I went to some super cute cafes, including one that sold cakes INSIDE BALLOONS (wut) and made a stop at Kiddyland to pick up some adorable Pokemon merch - because OF COURSE! 

Hope you guys enjoy this vlog, and stay tuned for the next episode of hijessicaanne in japan... hint hint... an apartment tour is involved!

Watch the video below:


Saturday, 28 April 2018

First Time Seeing Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo! // Solo Travel Japan

I’m back in Japan!! And back for the FIFTH time, because I clearly can’t get enough of the place πŸ’–

Japan is my home away from home, and after visiting multiple times with school, friends and family, this was my very first time travelling overseas alone (!!).

And after receiving so many requests to do a second series of HIJESSICAANNE IN JAPAN, I decided to daily vlog this trip for you guys, so I have a tonne of videos coming your way - this is just the beginning!

I hope you guys enjoy episode one of season two, of HIJESSICAANNE IN JAPAN! I got up to a LOT - including seeing cherry blossoms for the first time πŸŒΈπŸ˜­πŸ’•

If you have any questions about Japan, solo travelling, solo travelling IN JAPAN, leave me a comment below as I’d be happy to answer them!

Watch episode one below:


Thursday, 29 March 2018

Skincare Routine & Makeup Look ONLY USING FREE SAMPLES?! // VIDEO

I always keep all of my beauty samples and minis aside for travelling, and then I thought, what if I challenged myself to put together an entire skincare routine and makeup look ONLY using samples?

Spoiler alert, the result was a total disaster, but it made for a fun video πŸ˜…

Watch the video below:

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