End of an era

Emperor Akihito of Japan is set to abdicate on 30 April 2019 in favour of his son Crown Prince...

Exploring Kiso Valley

Taking time out from Tokyo and looking forward to a few days of open spaces and quiet time I...

Dining at the temple of Den

You know when your expectations are so high reality can never live up to them. That was how I...

Tokyo Part-timers

Recently we were interviewed by the Sunday Star Times for the Expat Tales feature. It was great to have...

Kamakura

Excitement is high as we approach Tokyo Station for our overnight trip to the seaside town of Kamakura.
Inspiration, Stories
End of an era
Inspiration, Stories, Travel
Exploring Kiso Valley
Inspiration, Stories
Dining at the temple of Den
Inspiration, Stories
Tokyo Part-timers
Inspiration, Stories, Travel
Kamakura
Stories, Travel

Kiso Valley

These photos were taken in and around the Kiso Valley, specifically in Tsumago and Magome. They are from the travel blogger Local Milk and inspired us to visit this untouched and ancient part of Japan. Stay at the Fujioto Ryokan, a beautiful inn with exceptional food – highly recommended, though we didn’t get a chance to try it ourselves. Next time.

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Otoshi

Otoshi is a custom peculiar to Japan and we in the West have nothing like it. It is the surprise dish you receive when you take your seat at a bar or izakaya. Otoshi means ‘to pass’ and is something to eat between placing and receiving your order.

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Atami

50 minutes by bullet train, and what seems like a world away from Tokyo, is the seaside resort town of Atami. After a dazzling week of food, markets, restaurants and shopping with Eating Tokyo, in the crazy bright lights of the metropolis, Sue and I booked a night away in a tranquil and traditional Japanese ryokan.

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