While finding well known tourist landmarks and train stations is relatively easy in Tokyo, on the flip side locating a specific address we found required …Read more »
We were prepared for some serious stomach stretching in Tokyo. Having watched Adam Liaw’s Destination Flavour series (awesome show), I was bursting with excitement. And as our holiday unfolded we discovered there was more than dining out as such, we discovered a couple of interesting micro experiences, which I think our wallets thanked us …Read more »
It rained for 4 days straight in Tokyo and whilst most would consider this to be a damper on a holiday, this Perth girl really enjoyed it. Here are a couple of photos of Tokyo in the rain…..
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It rained and rained during our time in Tokyo and while I love the rain because we never see much of it back at home in Perth, it was super fun to be able to venture out on bicycles when it finally subsided. Our Airbnb hosts were kind enough to lend us their cool bicycles …Read more »
Jumping into a 5 night stay in Tokyo following a ski trip in the mountains, our Japan trip was full on to say the least! An explosion of new experiences and culinary sensations. Oh and an overload of cuteness, especially in Tokyo. Our eyes were wide open the entire time and the following phrases became …Read more »
There is much anticipation in Japan just before the Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) Festival. Japanese and international travellers take part in Hanami, an annual tradition of viewing the blooming of the cherry blossom flowers. While we were in Nozawa Onsen, the sushi master of one of the local restaurants eagerly gave us a run down of …Read more »
Aside from mountain snow sports and soaking in the natural hot springs, Nozawa Onsen has a wonderful understated food scene that remains for the most part untouched by the western world and strongly connected to local traditions. It’s a welcome change from the ever growing presence of fast food we experienced in Tokyo city. In the …Read more »
Travelling in Tokyo is exciting, overwhelming and a continual mesmerizing surprise and here are a few of my travel tips to this wonderful city.
Pinterest is a great way to create a visual scrapbook of holiday tips and ideas. I created a pinterest board for the trip, view it here.
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Earlier this year Derek and I spent a week of skiing at a tiny Japanese mountain village called Nozawa Onsen. It feels like a life time ago now but it was a wonderful holiday with aspects of complete unfamiliarity like nude bathing in an onsen and fumbling our way through the country with our limited …Read more »
Travelling to Tokyo I wanted to extend and incorporate as many food experiences my budget would possibly allow. This lead me to purchase the book Food Sake Tokyo. Chef and Baker author,Yukari Sakamoto breaks down the complexity of Japan’s food scene in an honest and detailed guide book. The Tokyo focused book covers Eating out, Food, Beverages, …Read more »