Japanese Alps

The prefectures of Nagano, Toyama and the region of Gifu compose most of the Japanese Alps, it is a fantastic and unique region, among my favourites. only 2h30 shinkansen from Tokyo and you are in Toyama where you can enjoy great seafood and go hiking, highly recommended It is a rich region for landscapes, nothing […]

Lobata in Kobe

Lobata is a grill where you sit around and the chef cooks for you and serves direct from the grill to you it is usually great fresh food, mainly vegetables and fish/seafood, at a good price and a friendly casual atmosphere, good value for money but be prepared to stink!!

Ageing population is a global risk

The press after the G20 economy held in Fukuoka this week recognises the impact of ageing population   Did you know that in Japan, from 40 of age, you start paying a tax to prepare for the elderly care, that goes from your salary How will we prepare with homes, care, hospitals, services, food delivery, […]

Tokyo 2020

Yesterday, Japan announced the torch tour in 2020 and it will be great to see this go around all 47 prefectures, starting from the Fukushima prefecture on March 27, 4 major sponsors are giving the opportunity to be a torch bearer and will open site for applications on June 17. Talking to a friend abroad […]

Trendy Pancakes

This year, in Japan, the trend is all about fluffy pancakes!! you will see them in the typical consumist areas, the young crowd districts like Harajuku, but also Ebisu, Daikanyama, etc Fluffy pancakes are pancakes prepared as souffle, so 25mn waiting time after order is the norm + Japanese people love to queue anyway so […]