KYOTO + NARA | Solo Traveling Japan

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hi I'm in Kyoto and Nara good morning everyone it is my first day in Kyoto and I am in Keown which is Kyoto's famous geisha district it's very traditional Japan I'll give you guys an outfit of the day here a stealthy outfit of today these are the Eberling wide leg trousers and they are so amazing and comfortable and stretchy and they're just the best in my shoes these little booties are from made well and they're like comfy but still cute there are a lot of couples in this area dressed in traditional kimonos and they're here to take three wedding photos I matheny Asaka shrine now and behind me there's this machine thing where people go up and ring the bell tossing the coin and then they clap vows and clap again and make a wish Kyoto definitely has a quieter feel in Tokyo if you haven't seen my Tokyo video yet that was my last travel vlog so I'll link that down below but it's a little more quaint not so many tall buildings I'm at the kiyomizu temple and it has this beautiful lookout which will remember this is an ancient Buddhist temple and it's also part of a unesco world heritage site here in Kyoto I woke up very early this morning I'm in the bamboo forest so today I'm at a place called Nara which is an easy day trip out of Kyoto I came because there are friendly deer everywhere it's actually a dream come true it's the largest Buddhist statue in Japan so today I'm at the fushimi inari shrine which is this iconic orange walkway that you've probably seen on Instagram it's so so beautiful there's supposed to be over 10,000 of these orange torii gates leading up the mountain I have had the best trip here in Japan like I expected it to be great that's why I came but it really is a beautiful country and the people are so nice and I have just had the best time if Japan isn't already on your list it definitely should be and I highly recommend it especially like the weather while I've been here has been perfect not too cold not too warm and especially if you're interested in solo travel I know a lot of you are ever since I started talking about it you said that you would like to go so traveling as well I haven't felt uncomfortable at all in Japan everyone has been so helpful when I've been lost in needed directions the country feels very safe and I've just really really enjoyed my experience here so I'm going to end this video here because I'm at the end of my trip I go home early in the morning I hope you guys have enjoyed coming along with me if you'd like to see some photos from my trip I'm sure I have a ton on my Instagram page by now so I will have that link down below and I'll see you guys next time bye


40 Comments

Grace Cochran · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

You should be the next Rick Steves!

Rose Nuñez · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

I love the quality of this vlog!

Jincy Abraham · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

I used to watch your makeup videos religiously years ago and then I stopped watching YouTube consistently. Just came across this video and the moment I heard your voice I literally scream Allison haha can never forget your calming voice

markbrion1025 · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Who took your photo you posted in instagram?

Toni Feninlambir · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Camera???

TheGalactica2001 · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

You should visit south korea too – very very nice too

バイパー · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Come again to Japan!

KIESE MEDIA · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Awesome video.I really enjoyed watching it.
Carry on please.I follow your channel.
I would be glad about it if you support me as well 🙏 😃😊 ❤&✌

Dylan Micallef · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

I really want to travel on my own to Japan but I am scared of how airports work more than going alone as I speak some Japanese and can read a good portion of the alphabets but airports scare the living daylights out of me. Glad you enjoyed it and really loved the videos!!! wanted them to be longer though 🙁 🙁

KINO JAPAN · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Thank u for coming to Japan! Love ur style and editting!

Christine Belle Francia · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Hi there!! What camera are u using?

DoneDeal · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Did you do Kyoto and Nara in one day? Can you help give tips maybe on which organized tour to take?

andthenifellinlove · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Oh yes, I love this travel vlog! I totally want to go. After I saw photos my friend took when she was there, I was sold. 🤗

Salfriel · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

this was great, as someone who is planning to solo travel to japan in the near future, i wish these two videos were a longer and more detailed. also please teach me how you take those amazing instagram shots all the time?

Alex goes Coconuts · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Me and my family been wanting to visit Japan. Love this travel vlog.

Julia Jornsay-Silverberg · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Loved this video!!

Nicholas Zoeller · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

thanks for sharing!

Allison Clemente · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

hello there! searching my own channel and then i found you.. hi i'm alli.. nice seeing your channel. sending love, here from the philippines 🇵🇭😊❤️😘

radiantjewel1 · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Loved this vlog! You inspired me to book a solo trip to Japan in May 🙂

Loraine Gabriel · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Hi Allison! Love the two Japan vlogs! Do you mind telling me your whole itinerary for the time you've been? Very anxious as Im planning my trip next year. My itinerary so far is all over the place. Im thinking of going to Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka/Nara but also want to see Mt. Fuji. Advices pls? Thanks!!

Taylah Roy · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

I love your vlogs! How early did you get to the bamboo forrest and the Fushimi Inari when you were there?

元氣溌剌 HORINAOほりなお · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

welcome to JAPAN🇯🇵ようこそにほんへ

betty_vulcano · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Awesome video! How can I get to Gino from the Kyoto station? I was never able to figured that out.

minipax · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

I loved your video! I have been to Kyoto and it was the best place I have been to. I'm going back in July. Solo travelling is great!

RikyuMntRl · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Nice vlog, and for solo traveling I think Japan should be the first destination for people who are afraid of it : it's very safe, people will help you without asking them to, and it's not awkward to be alone there (you will see A LOT of people eating alone in restaurants etc).

Not a lot of info in your vlog so better get it right : biggest daibutsu is not this one, it's the one in Ushiku (120m). This one is only 15m ^^

ARickySuroso · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Hi im Ricky from Indonesia, a small time YouTuber was wondering Allison mind sharing with me by email or here is fine. What LUT do you use for your videos or im sure you color grade the footage. ^_^ the colours pop up so much its really good. I love you Japan clips i got heaps of mine also. Anyway keep uploading. Let me know about how you colour grade. ^_^

Victoria Jones · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Loving your solo travel vlogs, Ali! You are an inspiration to all of us to just GET OUT THERE now and stop putting our adventures on hold while waiting for others' plans to align with our own! By the way, loving the earrings with the bar/hoop combo in the last scene – where did you get them?!

Nicole Lui · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Perfs. Good pronunciation! 💯

Christopher Franklin · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

I was in Japan back in March 2018. I too was a solo traveler. I was a bit nervous when I landed because my hotel was an hour away from Kansai airport. Once I figured out the rail system, everything was fine after that. Japan is a beautiful friendly country. I will be going back next year!!

Sarah · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Where is your next trip??

Dorota K · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Inspiring trip 🙂

Nick and Helmi · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Kiyomizu dera looks so beautiful, when i went there it was under repaired

Raquel · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Looks amazing! I was wondering how you took those beautiful pictures if you went solo?

MsAepfelchen · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

I remember you did solo travel a few years ago, are you planning on doing a few more trips this year?

MsAepfelchen · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

It’s sooo beautiful! I enjoyed all your videos! Japan definitely was on my list before but I think I’ll give it a higher priority!

allie1579 · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Amazing video! May I know how did you go to the Bamboo Forest, is it by bus or by train? Thank you.

Eden Sam · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

OMG 😲 I want to see those deer 🦌 badly!!!

lucym89 · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

I love watching your travel vlogs! I know you’re from Seattle so could you do a video on must see places in Seattle? My husband and I would love to travel there someday!

SoFisticadedLayD · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Did you take al of your photos? If so what kind of tripod did you use?

Tayler May · July 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

How do you take such awesome pictures when traveling alone? Could you possibly do a video on them? 🤗

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