I really can’t stress enough about how much fun I had in Japan just from experiencing the local culture. Shopping and nature trails are great, but what truly defines a trip for me are the unique experiences you can only … Continue reading Unique Japanese Cultural Experiences you Should Try!
Japan has an extremely rich history of wagashi – traditional sweets and confectioneries that are often enjoyed together with green tea or alone as dessert. These confectioneries often have a more natural sweetness and are perfect for those among us … Continue reading 5 Popular Japanese Traditional Desserts to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth
Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets that are often enjoyed together with green tea. There are many different types of wagashi for every occasion and season. While I was in Kyoto I had the chance to make some for myself at … Continue reading Making Japanese Traditional sweets (wagashi)
Tokyo is well known for being one of the world’s most expensive cities, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t save while exploring. In fact, there are a ton of ways you can sightseeing in Tokyo for free! Here’s a … Continue reading Top 5 FREE Places with the Best Views of Tokyo
Don’t want to pay for Kyoto Tower? Many tourists spend lots of money in search of the best views, but when travelling on a budget, every dollar saved is a dollar earned. So here are the best places that you … Continue reading The Best (and Cheapest) Places for Aerial Views of Kyoto
Ryoan-ji is one of Kyoto’s many UNESCO world heritage sites and is easily my personal favourite Japanese temple. Right at the foot of the hills of Northern Kyoto, the temple offers a peaceful and tranquil experience, quite different from the … Continue reading Ryoan-ji | Best Temples of Kyoto
When I went to Japan in December 2016, sakura were the last thing on my mind. The flowers are famously known to last for just a short while in spring, colouring the whole country bright pink. It’s a bit of … Continue reading Sakura Flowers in Winter? | Hirano Shrine
What better way to take in the local way of life than through food? In my opinion, the local cuisine is something that should be at the top of every tourists’ list. Tokyo, being a large, metropolitan city, is a … Continue reading Eels in your Rice? Tokyo speciality dishes you never knew about!
Get your chopsticks ready! Nagashi Somen, also known as flowing somen, is the perfect fun and cooling way to enjoy a meal on a hot day. But first, what exactly is somen? Somen are Japanese noodles made of wheat flour. … Continue reading Nagashi Somen – Cold noodle fun for a hot summer’s day
The average Japanese person eats around 19.1 Kg of eggs per year, according to the Earth policy institute, placing Japan in the top 2 worldwide in terms of egg consumption! The thought of eating raw eggs may make some feel … Continue reading Japanese People Eat RAW Eggs? Here are 6 Awesome Raw Egg Dishes