December lights

Japan is a special taste for colors and lights, December is a joy, every area of town is shining. Many companies sponsor areas but also arrange their buildings in an elegant fashion Below is the Panasonic arrangements in Shiodome, such a delight   Marunouchi is this high-end area of Tokyo with many office buildings, close […]

Toyama Glass Museum

Toyama is one of those prefectures that foreigners tend to forget BUT it has a lot to offer and is the real Japan, nothing to do with Kyoto or Tokyo, you will meet real people having real struggles real lives, this combined with a lot of traditions, history and landscapes that nothing beats   Spend […]

Contemporary Architecture

A Saturday breakfast at Midtown before the heat makes it impossible, we are going for 6 to 8 weeks of intense heat, forget about the terraces!! I love architecture and Japan is a paradise, lots of traditional buildings sit next to futuristic ones, a pleasure, keep your chin up and look around!! Here is another […]

Gokayama

Many tourists, when they visit Japan, have Shirakawa-go on their list. This is nested between Kanazawa and Nagoya and typically tours go that way. I was lucky enough to get a visit to Gokayama in May, less famous than Shirakawa go and therefore much quieter and peaceful. I had a blast, honestly and truly. this […]