What To Know Before Solo Travelling In Japan // Tips & Advice

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Curious about what it’s like to solo travel in Japan?

I receive a lot of questions and DMs about my experience trekking it to Japan alone, so I put together a video of all the common things you need to know before jumping on a plane by yourself!

From choosing single-friendly accomodation and eating out alone, to how to take photos by yourself and my tips on managing stressful situations solo, I hope this video helps any soon-to-be solo travellers!

Have a question I didn’t cover? Share it in the comments below and I’d be happy to help!

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// hijessicaanne in japan – season two

DAY 1 // First Time Seeing Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo! // https://youtu.be/h5oVjOcdiQ0

DAY 2 // Getting My Hair Done In Tokyo & Cute Cafes // https://youtu.be/DMBl-mYbeEk

DAY 3 // Tokyo Apartment Tour & Harajuku Backstreets // https://youtu.be/MyunJGDZydo

DAY 4 // The Countryside That Inspired My Neighbour Totoro // https://youtu.be/bH30aBFpzzg

DAY 5 // How I Take Travel Photos Alone & Bento Cooking Class! // https://youtu.be/2o37t7qMU0s

DAY 6 // Tokyo’s Hipster Town Shimokitazawa (LOTS of Cafes!) // https://youtu.be/gpdoqYB258c

DAY 7 // Visiting Persona 5 Locations In REAL LIFE! // https://youtu.be/T_m8KfkQGXs

DAY 8 // New Friends At Tokyo’s YouTube Hanami! // https://youtu.be/tJb8Flbo-Qk

DAY 9 // A Night Out In Harajuku & The AVOCADO Cafe?! // https://youtu.be/cHNo-Rk0kYw

DAY 10 // A Day Trip To Kyoto! // https://youtu.be/VeNjjGUgHrc

DAY 11 // The “Brooklyn Of Tokyo”, Daikanyama! // https://youtu.be/mub7nQewoZg

DAY 12 // Shopping In Harajuku’s Takeshita Street! // https://youtu.be/D1eQhP2BU1o

DAY 13 // A Chill Day In Tokyo’s Quiet Neighbourhood, Nakameguro // https://youtu.be/5FfcGkNcvtE

DAY 14 // HUGE Japan Beauty, Fashion & Nerdy Haul + My Last Day In Tokyo! // https://youtu.be/9qzy9r4AzM8

// hijessicaanne in japan – season one

DAY 1 // Kyoto Apartment Tour & Convenience Store Haul // https://youtu.be/Me-D5g0A91s

DAY 2 // RENTING KIMONOS in Kyoto & Hello Kitty Cafe! // https://youtu.be/TlQfTF_mUiA

DAY 3 // FEEDING DEER in Nara & HIRING BIKES in Arashiyama’s Bamboo Forest! // https://youtu.be/QbFu1OnjoGI

DAY 4 // Pressed Flower Nails, TOKYO APARTMENT TOUR & Ichiran Booth Ramen! // https://youtu.be/kw0kbXQY910

DAY 5 // DYING MY HAIR BLUE, Genki Sushi & Trying Japanese BEAUTY DRINKS! // https://youtu.be/Au9YcFVKp18

DAY 6 // VEGAN CAFE in Tokyo, Kiddyland & Shopping in Omotesando! // https://youtu.be/Dar_xzncV1k

DAY 7 // First Time at LUSH SPA & Finding POKEMON MAKEUP! // https://youtu.be/e9DbKGgBXVY

DAY 8 // REAL LIFE MARIO KART IN TOKYO & GIANT Cotton Candy in Harajuku! // https://youtu.be/UUSq9ujff7E

DAY 9 // HEDGEHOG CAFE & Seeing MT FUJI At The Shibazakura Flower Festival! // https://youtu.be/eaDxPcEarCw

DAY 10 // BEST Souvenir Shopping Spot in Tokyo & Visiting the ELLE CAFE! // https://youtu.be/XfhEDQCn4W0


I’m Jess, it is lovely to e-meet you! I’m an online content creator and lover of beauty products, working in digital marketing in Melbourne, Australia.

When I’m not vlogging, you can find me planning my next trip to Tokyo, wandering around with lipstick swatches all across my arms, and liking your photos on Instagram.