Summarizing – my favorite places

Takao San Mount Takao is about an hour train away from Shinjuku train station, take the takaosanguchi train til the end This is the closest mountain to Tokyo, a great nature outdoor day, about 3 hours walking up easy hike, on a slow pace, family friendly, a great day out You may take the cable […]

Summarizing #8 – my favorite parks

Hamarikyu What I like about this one is the location – Shiodome metro stop, so very central, easy to reach, you may go even for a short moment the size – it is large and sets you out of the city for a moment the tea house – a moment out of time, sitting there […]

Summarising #13 – my top 10 favorite places to visit

Hiroshima I visited the city 4 times in 3 years, spent time at the memorial museum on 3 occasions and went to Miyajima for one full day every time Hiroshima has a special place in my heart, it is fun and friendly, people smile, speak loud, sing and are very inclusive My 1st visit was […]

Summarising #11 – 10 things I will miss

Oshibori I already miss it! In Japan, even the konbini will include a basic humid towel with any food. This is SO great, a small square fresh or warm, humidified to clean your hands before and after meal, refresh yourself. What will I do once out of Japan without it? In the summer time, you […]

#5 – summarising – my 10 favorite restaurants

Alto Tritone in Osaka In Umeda, opposite the Umeda Sky Building and the Westin, at the corner of a street, sits Alto Tritone, 13 seats, always full, so make sure you book. The parents and son run the place with a smile. The father learnt how to make fresh pasta in Italy and the son […]