We're Jessica & Hai, a travelling international couple from Melbourne and expats in Tokyo. On Notes of Nomads we show you the best of our world trips and our adoptive country of Japan, while hoping to change a few stereotypes along the way. 50+ countries and counting.
I've just come to a realization. That I (and Hai for that matter) haven't been abroad for more than a year and a half. I think that's the longest I've gone without travelling internationally in my [Read More...]
If you're looking for something a little bit different to add to your Japan itinerary, then the Real Escape Game is equal parts off-beat, challenging and fun.The Real Escape Game is a real-life [Read More...]
Literally meaning the "seasonal division", Setsubun (節分) is an important Japanese celebration associated with the changing of seasons. Setsubun is traditionally celebrated on the day before the [Read More...]
If you're heading to Japan for cherry blossom season, you're no doubt wanting to plan some time in your itinerary to enjoy them. This is a list of some of the best and most popular places to view [Read More...]
One of the things I struggle with the most when travelling is maintaining an exercise schedule. For short getaways, honestly, I wouldn't even worry about it. There is so much to see and do, I [Read More...]