Mee’s JAPAN Wish List

Mee is an Indonesian-born Australian girl living in London. I write, I read, I travel. Storytelling is a passion. Wandering Mee is my creative sandbox - to hopefully inform, inspire, and entertain the traveller in you.

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama

These World Heritage villages are located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time.

Shrines and Temples of Nikko

Another World Heritage site, a couple of hours away from Tokyo.

Himeji Castle

Another site not too far from Kyoto, Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle inJapan, and it was registered in 1993 as one of the firstUNESCOWorld Heritage Sites in the country.

Monuments of Ancient Nara


Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784, and it is inscribed in 1998 as a World Heritage site. It has Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and the excavated remains of the great Imperial Palace. And it doesn’t look far from Kyoto.


Historic monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji, and Otsu Cities) is inscribed as World Heritage site. Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century.

Ghibli Museum


A pilgrimage site for all Ghibli fans (I am). I’ve watched all Studio Ghibli movies. ALL of them.

Fujisan / Mount Fuji

One of the most famous mountains in the world, a World Heritage site, and reachable from Tokyo, I imagine Fujisan is often, if not always in the top list of must-sees for Japan first-timers.


It’s hard to imagine a more fascinating, more bustling, and more magnetic capital of a country. When Tokyo and I meet one day, I will make sure to spend the time that this city deserves.