When travelling in Japan it is hard not to notice the influence of American culture and how the Japanese have embraced the culture to such an extent that it has become very much a part of Japanese culture. The two cultures have become intertwined in such a way as to be inextricable from each other. … Continue reading Americanism- why the Japanese do American better than the Americans??
Top 15 Things to See in Tokyo and Kyoto Part ONE
I am always torn when people ask me for my advice on what is unmissable in both Tokyo and Kyoto. It is a really hard question to answer. There are so many amazing things to see in both places. However, as I am currently planning a trip with my mum and step-dad (their first time), … Continue reading Top 15 Things to See in Tokyo and Kyoto Part ONE
Five Crazy Days in Tokyo with Four Kids… part 2
Our second day in Tokyo was crazy busy and fun. We started out the day catching the train to Harajuku station. I love Harajuku. It is right next to Yoyogi Park and the Meiji Shrine, the station is old and quaint, and the shopping is bonkers. Our first port of call was Takeshita Dori. This … Continue reading Five Crazy Days in Tokyo with Four Kids… part 2
Originally published on Blogger 17 March 2016 My choice this morning, so seeking some culture, we were off to Harajuku to see the Meiji Shrine. Not only was it beautiful, we were very lucky to see a Shinto wedding. The traditional architecture was really stunning and we did the hand washing, bowing and clapping, as … Continue reading Some Culture…Finally
Sushi, sushi, oishi, oishi
Originally posted 15 March 2015 on Blogger Up early and out the door to navigate Tokyo's train labyrinth, which turned out to be a lot less confusing than anticipated. Two trains to Asakusa, old Tokyo, to meet with Yoshimi, our cooking Sensei. Mya and I spent the morning learning a great deal about Japanese cuisine, … Continue reading Sushi, sushi, oishi, oishi