If you enjoy traditional art, architecture and history, there is truly no better place in Japan to visit than Kyoto. The ancient capital is so well preserved it produced a whopping 17 UNESCO world heritage sites, all of which have … Continue reading The Easy Guide to Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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
Studio Ghibli is without a doubt the most famous animation studio in Japan. The studio has produced some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring films that have stood the test of time, transcended language barriers and inspired millions. The Ghibli museum is … Continue reading Ghibli Museum Guide | The dream destination of any anime fan
Probably the most famous temple in Kyoto, the UNESCO world heritage site Kinkaku-ji attracts massive crowds, for good reason. With its top two floors covered entirely in gold leaf, Kinkaku-ji truly lives up to its reputation as a sight to … Continue reading Kinkakuji Temple Guide: Get the Most Out of Your Trip
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!
This is a guide to all the anime, manga and gaming related Shopping, Museums, Theme Parks and Cafes found in Tokyo. The google maps locations are listed beside the location. For more information on the opening hours and closing days, click on the links … Continue reading The Otaku’s Guide to Tokyo – Places Anime Fans Can’t Miss Out!
the Kyoto International Manga Museum has become the mecca of manga fans everywhere, housing a massive 300,000 strong collection. The museum showcases the development of the manga industry over the years, and holds events and exhibitions that give insider peaks … Continue reading The Home of 300,000 Manga! Kyoto International Manga Museum
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