What is a traditional Japanese Breakfast?

What is a traditional Japanese Breakfast?

The first time I visited Japan, one of the many things I was looking forward to was the food. Local cuisine always plays a big part in my travels. I had heard a great many good things about food in Japan so I arrived with high expectations.

Gujo-Hachiman, Japan’s Water City and the Castle in the Sky

Gujo-Hachiman, Japan’s Water City and the Castle in the Sky

Gujo-Hachiman, known as the Water City thanks to its many waterways, is a beautiful town to visit in central Japan with a stunning castle perched on a hilltop. Wander along the old streets, join a replica food workshop, learn to dance and eat matcha ice cream!

In the Footsteps of the Samurai: Walking the Nakasendo Way

In the Footsteps of the Samurai: Walking the Nakasendo Way

As I stride along the narrow path, tall cedar trees tower above me. All I can hear is the gurgling stream, birds twittering and the breeze rustling in the treetops. The large cobbles I tread upon have been worn down over the centuries by the footsteps of thousands of...
Instagramming Japan – Autumn Colours in Shoryudo

Instagramming Japan – Autumn Colours in Shoryudo

The colours of autumn in Japan are mesmerising. Golds, russets and reds all vie for your attention. As I recently found out, it’s a beautiful time of year to visit central Japan — a visual delight for my eyes and my camera.

36 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan

36 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan

From translating Japanese menus to using public transport, never blowing your nose in public to navigating your way around a high-tech toilet, here are 33 top tips that I’m sure will be invaluable to anyone travelling to Japan for the first time.

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