Posts in the Japan category

Eating Our Way Around Osaka

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Eating Our Way Around Osaka

There’s a saying in Osaka, ‘Eat ’til you drop…’ well that’s a challenge for a food blogger if ever I heard one! We were soon to learn that while Tokyo is for glamour and culture, visit Kyoto for history but come to Osaka for fun and food!! As a centre of the economy and the… Read more »

Meeting a Geisha in Kyoto

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The Day I Met a Geisha in Kyoto

Have your ever really loved a book or story so much that the words have stuck with you for the rest of your life? Many years ago I read the novel Memoirs of a Geisha, the tale of a young Geisha girl growing up in the Gion District in Kyoto. The book is so beautifully… Read more »

Day Trip to Nara

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What to Do on A Day Trip to Nara, Japan

Nara was the first permanent capital of Japan and being only around a forty-five minute drive from Kyoto it is a very easy and worthwhile trip that will take up about half a day. Nara is just full of beautiful treasures to explore, it’s very easy to navigate and The Ritz Carlton Kyoto had organised us… Read more »

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East Meets West at The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

After our wonderful night relaxing and experiencing the ancient Japanese way of life at Gora Kadan in Hakone, Mr S and I were catapulted back into the 21st Century as we once again boarded the bullet train and headed to Kyoto. On the banks of the Kamogawa river and with views of the Higashiyama mountains… Read more »

Ten Ways to Experience Traditional Tokyo

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10 Ways to Experience Traditional Tokyo

Tokyo: the capital of Japan, the seat of government and one of the world’s most technologically advanced cities. Tokyo is known for having one of the world’s fastest and most efficient train systems, the latest in robotics, smartphone, artificial intelligence and super fast internet connections. But it is also a city brimming with history and… Read more »