So, it’s been a bit of an odd month to say the least.
Japan: Hasedera Temple in Kamakura
Hasedera is one of my favourite temple sites that we visited in Kamakura, because it has so many levels, areas and layers to it.
Even amongst the school groups and tourists, you can always seem to find a little space of quiet. Continue reading
Japan: Hokoku-ji Bamboo Grove in Kamakura
I think we could all do with a bit of peace right now, with everything that’s going on, so it seems like the perfect time to post some pictures of my visit to this beautifully serene bamboo forest. Continue reading
Six Snacks You Have To Try at Tokyo Disney Resort
It’s been a dream of mine to visit Tokyo Disney Resort for years now, not only for the amazing theming, rides, and merchandise, but for their snacks!
Japan: Food Stalls at Tsukiji Market
Tsukiji inner market may well have relocated, but the outer market is definitely still going strong.
It’s still packed with food stalls selling all manner of yummy things and not only their famous tuna. Continue reading
Japan: The Urban Oasis of Hamarikyu Gardens
Tokyo has so many beautiful gardens and parks dotted throughout its urban landscape.In some parks you can forget what lies outside its borders due to the sheer size of it, how tall the trees are, or even how much the foliage blocks out of sight. However, Hamarikyu feels like more of an oasis due to the towering structures that visibly surround it. Continue reading
Japan: Exploring the Food Scene in Asakusa, Tokyo
Asakusa is probably one of my favourite districts in Tokyo.
It’s a fabulous mix of traditional and modern and there are amazing food spots every few feet. Continue reading
Japan: Autumn Colours on Mount Takao
If you’re in the Tokyo area, Mount Takao is the perfect destination for seeing the stunning Japanese autumn foliage.
It’s like a magical fairytale world of fiery reds, golds and oranges. Continue reading
Midweek Maki & Sake at Hanzo
I’ve never tried sake before.
But last night I did and it was a beautiful thing. It was like a warm, alcoholic, savoury herbal tea.
And after all those maki, it was just what the doctor ordered!
Hanzo is a Peruvian Japanese Restaurant serving up a fusion of both cuisines. Their menu includes – among others – sashimi, sushi, main plates and desserts
But the maki are what I come for.
Aren’t they just beautiful.