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  • Fukushima, Guides, Japan, Travels

    Fukushima Travel Guide

    Google Fukushima and you’ll see images from the nuclear disaster and very little else. Determined to visit the capital and see the city for myself, I found planning a little difficult. Fukushima is…

  • Japan, Tochigi, Travels

    Ashikaga Flower Park

    Nature is often manicured to do the most amazing things in Japan. The Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture is no exception. Located a few hours north of Tokyo, it’s most famous for…

  • Japan, Niigata, Sado, Travels

    A Trip to Niigata and Sado

    When I first went abroad years ago, I can remember my parents advice not to visit the usual destinations, but to go to places more remote and interesting. I’ve tried to follow their advice ever since.…

  • Japan, Tokyo, Travels

    Lattest, Omotesando

    I must confess that I only discovered Lattest Omotesando thanks to a Japanese television show. One of the contestants on the show works here and after seeing her pour a coffee – I was determined…

  • Japan, Nara, Travels

    Minamo, Nara

    Whenever I travel, the one thing I will always hunt for is coffee. I love seeing how it’s treated and served in different cities and of course, I love to drink it too. On…

  • Japan, Tokyo, Travels

    The Roastery by Nozy Coffee

    The Roastery by Nozy Coffee is a single-origin coffee roaster, set back off the shopping thoroughfare Cat Street in Harajuku. Passing by the outdoor seating, you arrive at a dark interior with exposed wood and…

  • Japan, Tokyo, Travels

    Maisen, Aoyama

    Maisen is famous for having some of the best tonkatsu in Tokyo; breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet. They have many locations around Japan, but this flagship location is inside an old bath-house…

  • Japan, Tokyo, Travels

    Blue Bottle Coffee, Aoyama

    Hailing from California, Blue Bottle Coffee have locations around the world and have developed a cult following in Japan. Despite it’s secluded location on a back street in Aoyama, when this store…

  • Japan, Tokyo, Travels

    Café Kitsuné, Omotesando

    Located in Omotesando, Café Kitsuné is one of my favorite coffee spots in Tokyo. Created by Paris-based fashion and music label Maison Kitsuné, it’s set back off a quiet street where you pass a courtyard of…

  • Japan, Miyagi, Travels

    Zao Fox Village, Shiroishi

    There are all kinds of ways to meet the local animals in Japan, including cafes such as Owl Village, parks like Jigokudani Monkey Park and islands such as Okunoshima and Tashirojima, famous for their populations of bunnies…

  • Guides, Japan, Naoshima, Travels

    A Quick Guide to Naoshima, Japan

    Most famous for its collection of contemporary art museums, Naoshima is a small island located in Kagawa Prefecture. With many buildings designed by Tadao Ando, incredible works on display and breathtaking views – it’s…

  • Japan, Naoshima, Travels

    A Trip to Naoshima and Teshima

    Naoshima is a small island in Kagawa Prefecture, a former sleepy fishing community now famous for its collection of contemporary art museums. Due to it’s secluded location, it has a unique atmosphere…

  • Guides, Japan, Kanazawa, Travels

    A Quick Guide to Kanazawa, Japan

    Kanazawa is located in Ishikawa prefecture on the northern side of Central Honshu, facing the Sea of Japan. Famous for its gold leaf and its world-class contemporary art museum, there’s a lot to love.…