December 2017 - Vikingess Voyages

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

To Do in Tokyo: The Yebisu Garden Place Christmas Illumination

6:46:00 PM
Christmas is a time for dating here in Japan and you can find many places both in and around Tokyo where they are having special winter illuminations to help get you in the right mood. Some of my favorites so far include the Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market in Yokohama and the Country Farm Tokyo German Village winter illumination in Chiba. This time my darling and I went to the Yebisu Garden Place to enjoy some time together there.

Monday, December 25, 2017

【Norwegianclass101】 How do Norwegian People Celebrate Christmas?

7:06:00 PM

Hi there! It is time for Christmas again and here in Japan I've been spending the 24th celebrating with friends and sleeping in a capsule hotel after renting out my home on AirBnb (I guess that's a story for another time). In Norway we celebrate Christmas mainly on the 24th so it's already a bit overdue, but here's a video I've been working on with Norwegianclass101.com where we give a brief introduction to how Norwegians celebrate Christmas. Hope you like the video! God Jul!



Thanks for watching! Please feel free to leave any comments or questions below
- Anette

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Monday, December 18, 2017

10 Top Rated Hotels in Osaka Chosen by travelers for 2018

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Osaka is a popular destination for visitors to Japan, and along with the increasing number of tourists, there are also more and more accommodational options available for visiting tourists (check out my list of new Osaka hotels 2017 here).
I've consolidated a list of Osaka's 10 best-rated 3+ star hotels from the hotel reservation site Agoda. The hotels on the list have received a minimum of 50 guest reviews and are ranked by average review score where 10/10 is the maximum.

See also: 10 Top Rated Hotels in Tokyo Chosen by Travelers 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

10 Top Rated Hotels in Tokyo Chosen by Travelers for 2018

10:09:00 PM
As Tokyo is getting ready for the upcoming 2020 Olympics the number of hotels offering accommodation to foreign visitors has exploded. Every year a number of new hotels are opening up their doors to the increasing number of visitors from all over the world (check out my list of new Tokyo hotels 2017 here), making it hard to know which hotels that provide the best experience for its guests. It can also be hard to choose from the large number of options out there, ranging from traditional ryokan inns to futuristic capsule hotels.
In this post, I will present Tokyo’s 10 best-ranked hotels according to guest reviews on the hotel booking site Agoda. The hotels included in this post are all 3+ star hotels and have received a minimum of 50 guest reviews. They are ranked below by average review score where 10/10 is the maximum.

Visiting Osaka? Check out: 10 Top Rated Hotels in Osaka Chosen by travelers 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

[Hotel Review] Tokyo: A night at the upscale Centurion Classic Akasaka - Premier Family Suite

10:56:00 PM

More and more of the hotels opening up in the Japanese capital Tokyo are catering towards foreign guests. With an increasing number of visitors preferring apartment-style accommodation that can accommodate larger family groups as well there are also hotels that try to adapt to this trend by offering wider rooms and the sort of equipment you'd regularly find in an apartment. This is also the case for The Centurion Classic Akasaka, a newly opened hotel situated in Akasaka, an upscale area north of Roppongi popular among wealthy foreigners.

See also: 
All Tokyo Hotel Reviews
Tokyo's 10 best-rated hotels 2017
Tokyo Hotel Special: 20 Grand Opening Hotels 2016 - 2017
Japan's Top 10 Traditional Ryokan Hotels

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A modern day shield-maiden who loves to explore the unbeaten paths of the world. From her base in Tokyo, Anette takes on both rural and urban challenges, and goes by the motto "No challenge too big, no adventure too small"!
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