We had always planned to visit an onsen during our multiple trips to Japan and had never had the pleasure of being in one yet. Having heard that the experience can vary greatly depending on if the ryokan is more modern or not, we decided to stay in an authentic Japanese onsen with a modern touch that would be both comfortable and traditional at the same time!
My bucket list at the moment does not compromise of many things- learning languages, maybe sky diving (if I am feeling brave!) and traveling the world over. However, one of the things on my bucket list has remained fixed ever since my first visit to Japan. Climbing Fuji was definitely going to be as high … Continue reading Climbing Mount Fuji!
This is the first of my sushi restaurant reviews, but I am hoping to add all my past experiences eating at other ones in Tokyo, Sapporo and elsewhere too! Ichikawa Sushi is a fascinating 1* Michelin restaurant in Nakamachi in Setagaya (Kaminoge Station), a pleasant suburb of Tokyo. The restaurant has been well-ranked in the … Continue reading Sushi at Ichikawa
Going to Japan is wonderful- nothing could be more exciting than visiting the country of cherry blossom, anime and sushi. Japan is full of things to do, and will cater to many different people! For the foodies, you have a nation which lives off the most delicious food in the world, with natural flavours enhanced … Continue reading Going to Japan: Essential Information
Kyoto is the previous capital of the old Japan and is most famously known for the large amount of temples dotted around the city, and the traditional wooden houses in the Gion and Higashiyama districts. Kyoto is very traditional in some areas, and it is worth exploring as many different temple areas as you can, … Continue reading Top Things to do in Kyoto
Many people go to Japan to see beautiful cherry trees in the spring, spectacular maple leaves in the autumn., and breathtaking architecture and nature in between. While these may also be the most busy time of year for tourism in Japan, each of the sights I have put down here are perfect to be appreciated … Continue reading Top 4 Most Breathtaking Sights in Japan
Osaka is known to be the Kansai Japanese city- with its particular accent and laid-back vibe, Osaka is a contradiction to Kyoto's tradition and Tokyo's mainstream feel. Throughout Japan it is known as the food capital, as it has excellent links to the sea and to the countryside, where it gets its produce from. It … Continue reading Top 5 Things to See in Osaka