japan, 未分類

Japanese Valentine’s day: How does it differ?

I'm sure you've heard 100 times about the general consensus about the Japanese Valentine's day: the ladies give to the men, white day etc. etc. but I how I am able to give you a bit of information that you may not have known about... Giri Choco It is customary in Japan for a girl… Continue reading Japanese Valentine’s day: How does it differ?

japan

DaSaitama investigation, how dasai is Saitama? The Smart Traveller’s guide to Omiya 大宮

埼玉・Saitama; Prefecture immediately North of Tokyo ださい・Dasai; Uncool, Unfashionable Short answer, yes. I've lived in Tokyo, Chiba and Saitama. And it goes without saying the least pleasant place of them all is, by a long shot, Saitama. The foods not as good, the bars are not as fun, the Locations aren't as interesting- it's as… Continue reading DaSaitama investigation, how dasai is Saitama? The Smart Traveller’s guide to Omiya 大宮

japan

『Narita- so much more than an airport!』The Smart Traveller’s guide to Narita Town 成田町

It wouldn't take much imagination to like the  name "Narita" with the well-known and inconveniently distant Narita international airport, situated way, way, way to the east of Tokyo, but did you know that Narita is actually a charming little town filled with delicious eateries and my favourite temple in all of Japan?   Situated not… Continue reading 『Narita- so much more than an airport!』The Smart Traveller’s guide to Narita Town 成田町

japan

Tokyo’s most romantic Starbucks?

Christmas in Tokyo: Omotesando's sky-high Starbucks   It's barely October and I got you on Christmas. Just a quick post to talk to you about a special little Starbucks I had the pleasure of visiting last year during the Christmas celebrations. Adorned with fairy lights and gnome homes dotted around a gorgeous rustic arena theatre… Continue reading Tokyo’s most romantic Starbucks?

japan

The Smart Traveller’s guide to Fukuoka 福岡

An account of what I found nifty & very useful during my 5 day trip to Fukuoka   Once you get past the juvenile snigger of your airport bag boldly gilded with Fukuoka Aiport Terminal-Fukuoka or FAT-FUK for short, you'll be immediately relieved to realise that Fukuoka's main station, Hakata(博多) is a solid 5 minutes… Continue reading The Smart Traveller’s guide to Fukuoka 福岡