Summarising – my favorite foods

Sashimi This was always among my favorite but it obviously grew stronger while living in Japan. The fish variety is amazing, the quality is impeccable At my favorite restaurants (Uoshin Nogizaka and Janome), they taught me a lot of spieces, buri, toro, katsuo, maguro, donoguro, etc. I could live with sashimi, seriously

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 […]

#4 summarising – my top 10 favorite places

Osaka is special to me. It is noisy, the place for trade, shopping, streetfood, good week ends, great people. Honestly, not much to visit but quite an atmosphere. Reiko San and Chikako San introduced me to ramen, and to Tenma. I always had a great time in Osaka and spent quite a few week ends […]

#3 – summarising – 10 things I will NOT miss

Nationalism Although I am an absolute fan of the way of life, the history, the fact Japan kept its DNA throughout modern times, I cannot agree on the cast system in place and very well maintained by the elites. You are a foreigner, you must be 2nd class citizen. Examples – when you are a […]