Visits to Kyoto and Nikko in four days.Read more "Springtime travel in Kyoto and Nikko"
Celebrating the holidays in Japan feels familiar but is delightfully different…Read more "Christmas/クリスマス in Tokyo"
Osaka, at last! Looked like Tokyo, smelled like Tokyo, but it is definitely not Tokyo.Read more "Osaka(n’t) stay long"
Though Hakone seems to be the place to be in terms of onsen, this mountainous town has plenty more to see and do.Read more "Hakone: More than just hot springs"
Cooking lesson in Tokyo offers glimpse to locals’ daily life and oishii food stuffs.Read more "Cooking Japanese: tempura"
The second I heard there were two museums near me dedicated to the ramen noodle, I knew I had to go. It was around a two-hour train ride to Yokohama which is home to the Shinyokohama Raumen Museum and The Cup Noodle Museum. Below is a piece I wrote about my visit for Stars and […]Read more "Getting cultured at the Cup Noodles, Ramen Museums in Yokohama"
After a long afternoon of shopping in Shibuya, I took a wrong turn as I made my way back to the Japan Rail stop and happened upon a sweet surprise: The Hello Kitty Café. In Japan, the land of cat cafes, bird cafes and monkey bars, there should be room for Hello Kitty, no? Featuring […]Read more "December 2014: A visit to the Hello Kitty Cafe pop-up in Tokyo"