When it comes to Japanese comfort food, gyōza ranks stratospherically high in my book, sitting all the way up amongst the glittering clouds of immortal fame with such luminaries as […]
Today’s the 3rd of February – Setsubun – and in Japan that traditionally means spring has arrived. Let’s have a look at how Tōkyōites welcome the new season.
Today, we’ll visit a museum that not only has great exhibits inside, but looks quite stunning from the outside.
When in Japan, a proper bowl of ramen belongs firmly on every tourist’s itinerary. There are so many different regional varieties available, but if it’s Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen you’re after, […]
Day 1 may have been a bust, though Day 2 was anything but. Church, art, and piping hot ramen – all that a solo traveller needs to make his Sunday […]
Not much happened on this day, so let’s get it over with quickly and move on.
There are times when a good onboard experience makes up (at least in part) for less-than-satisfactory service on the ground, and might just spell the difference between a disaster and […]
I had originally booked myself into economy class for my flight to Japan, but a reasonably priced over-the-counter, one-way upgrade offer at check-in brought me back into the forward cabin […]