Hello, so this is a post I have really wanted to write in quite a while! Of course, when it comes to creating content online, we always want to share our knowledge, creativity, and skills with others. However, when I read and watch the content of others online, I won’t just stick to one person, I view a wide range YouTube accounts. This is because it’s a lovely form of entertainment and good way of getting information – and variety is always very good and helpful! Which is why I thought I would dedicate a whole post today to my favourite creators. I follow a wide range of people for different reasons who produce differing content. Some have huge followings, others smaller, however, one thing is for sure – they all are wonderful people and produce quite brilliant stuff, many of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting! Although I have featured a few British UK-based creators, many of the creators I have featured are from all around the world which help you find a wide variety of different people, as I know most of you who read are from the UK <3
Taylor has been a creator I have really grown to love. I discovered her on Instagram quite a while back, but within the past year, her YouTube has really exploded! She started through making outfit videos and healthy lifestyle videos but has now started daily vlogging which includes her life in Tokyo, day trips away from the city and seeing how much fun she has with Rosie (her adorable dog) and her friends <3 Although her content is really good quality and lovely, the reason I adore her YouTube is to see her happy and kind personality, she’s a pleasure to watch – and I am happy say she is just as happy and kind in person <3 My favourite video would have to be her day trip to Kamakura but I love all the vlogs she made when her Mom visited 🙂
So this is Hannah, she’s always had a lovely Instagram featuring her two cats Theo and Grace – two beautiful ragdolls! We have a Birman in my family (I always see Birmans as miniature ragdolls) so I really adore the kitty posts! However, recently she has started producing content on YouTube. This includes travel vlogs, mainly of Seoul currently as that is where she is based, which are really interesting as Seoul has always been high on my bucket list! She also produces nice videos such as study tips, makeup hauls, and my personal favourite at the moment: How to stay healthy in the Autumn. Very important for me being ill all the time! I really loved that video. Please give Hannah’s YouTube and Instagram a look, I’m sure you’ll follow and subscribe!
Here I’ll introduce you to a British creator – Emma! Again much like many of the creators I have previously mentioned, she produces great content, but it’s her lovely personality that makes me love her! Plus her northern accent is to die for <3 Em is mainly known for her Instagram (which is beautiful) and her blog, but here I wanted to bring attention to her YouTube. Her Vietnam vlogs are stunning, and although living in Japan is at least two years away, I definitely plan to visit whilst I’m on the right side of the world! Although, I really identified with her ‘Real life mean girls?’ video, ‘I don’t get how you can not like someone if you don’t know someone‘, especially the mention of ‘friends’ who are so kind in person but never support you and even bitch about you behind your back. Thanks for the honesty Em, sometimes we all need it <3 Please give her a sub as she produces such a wide range of videos from travel vlogs to beauty & fashion to life advice!
And now I’ll introduce Jasmine! I speak to Jasmine quite a lot on Instagram ever since we met in September, recently on her Instagram she has posted lots of lovely photos of her trip to Nikko (with the temples and autumn foliage it looked immensely beautiful!). Most of her photos are of her life Tokyo whilst studying there, with lots of food, travel and cute posts! However, Jasmine also vlogs and blogs! Again her YouTube and Blog document her life in Japan which is really interesting and lovely to see when living in the UK. Her vlog about Shin-Okubo in Tokyo (Korea-town) was really interesting, plus it was also nice to see Maha, another great creator. Basically please go check out Jasmine’s platforms, especially her Instagram as her photos are lovely!
Let me just say I adore Lucy’s voice! Watching her videos are so soothing, plus she is a very well educated and articulated person! She talks about many issues that we often have to confront online, but also presents us with videos including university advice, monthly favourites and vlogs. I particularly liked her personal video regarding self-care: Things that actually make me feel better . Her Instagram is also a pleasure to scroll through, she doesn’t have a set theme but all of her photos are very artistic, plus through her YouTube it’s nice to see the life behind the YouTube account. Also I don’t know how to describe it, but her feed just feels very very British – maybe that’s because she pretty much lives in London! This could be a good thing or a bad thing, but I personally like it ^_^
Here is Miriam! Miriam is another creator that I love that is based in Japan (you’ll find that being obsessed with Japan = loving people who produce content there) and she’s from Sweden! Miriam posts a lot on Instagram of her daily life studying in Japan, I instantly was jealous though as soon as she posted this photo of a view of suburban living in Japan (yes Mt Fuji everybody!). Her YouTube is what I like mostly though! She posts travel vlogs and I loved her vlog of Copenhagen as I too did a day trip and it’s lovely to see her prepare to move to Japan and go to Malmo to Pokemon hunt <3 I was also lucky enough to actually be in one of her vlogs right here! Even if Japan doesn’t peak your interest as much as it does for me, Miriam has lots of other great YouTube videos from before journey to Japan! Please hit the subscribe button! <3
Micaela is another one of the large YouTubers who is based in Japan, however, she is based on the island of Kyushu near Fukuoka. Her videos are a documentation of her life in Japan, but her unique quirk is that she creates many videos in the south of Japan. But she also produces many personal and advice videos, I especially remember her efforts during the Kumamoto earthquake in Spring. My personal favourite videos are Going Out With My Cat and Being an Introvert in Japan . I feel like I can relate to Micaela a lot as we have very similar passions and personality – not that I have met her in person, but that’s the vibe I get from her YouTube and I believe that’s why I love watching her so much <3
Now say hello to Olivia. The reason I love Olli is because she is just so interesting to watch and her personality really comes out in her videos! Plus her style is amazing! Her vlog to Takasaki was really fun to watch as it looked like such an interesting place to visit. Plus she gives you good information, such as using certain websites to help – this really was useful to me as in two years time once I have finished my degree I hope to be living in Japan and would really like some good day trips! Her Instagram too is really great, although I got extremely jealous seeing all of the Halloween celebrations she took part in *cries*. For travel vlogs in Japan and a really interesting and diverse Instagram feed, please give Olli a follow!
This is Maha who I just mentioned in Jasmine’s feature. Maha too is a student who lives and studies in Tokyo. She’s a huge Anime and Manga fan just like myself so I love seeing her videos all over Instagram of the most recent themed cafe she has visited or a special event for an Anime – although it makes me really jealous! She also YouTubes as well, with most of her videos being travel vlogs! I loved her vlog in Osaka at Shintennhoji temple, the footage is lovely and so is Maha’s commentary ( and love for anime!) Please give Maha’s YouTube a watch even if Anime/Manga isn’t your thing as her travel vlogs are amazing! But if you do like Anime and Manga that just makes it 100 times better 😉
Now Sharla I have watched for years on end, in fact, she is probably the person on this list I have viewed for the longest – best until last right? 😉 When I was around 8 years old, my love for Japan really started to begin, however, it was around the age of 12 that it really got serious :’) Then I discovered Sharla on YouTube at some point. Seeing her document her life there, vlogging about her travels and daily life, I was hooked. She was such a nice and happy person to watch, and her videos were not only lovely but really helpful and full of information! It’s great that even years later she still is producing such wonderful videos such as her trip to Aizu. To think after 5 years of watching, I finally got to meet her in Tokyo in September, it really was a dream come true (as sappy as that sounds) <3
I hope you’ve enjoyed discovering these wonderful people and maybe actually begin following them! If you follow any creators who are just simply amazing, please let me know in the comments as I always love to find new people <3 Also next week I will be posting ‘My favourite creators – Blogger Edition’, I already have many people on my list, but if you yourself would like to be featured or know someone you think I would like please let me know in the comments (and give good reasoning please!) 🙂
Ps I haven’t featured everyone I like, nor will I as there simply is not enough time and words for absolutely everyone – so please don’t be offended if you were not featured, chances are your content is great, but I like certain creators for certain reasons as you can probably tell!