Visiting Tokyo’s Vintage Book District – Jimbocho

December 28, 2020 Jimbocho is a district of Tokyo that is home to over 150 book shops as well as publishing houses, universities and libraries. Each shop is unique and carries a different range of books, from brand new books to very expensive rare books. Some shops are very specific, like the ‘Toho: Books on … More Visiting Tokyo’s Vintage Book District – Jimbocho

Visiting Tokyo’s Amusement Park Winter Illuminations

There is something distinct to look forward to in every season in Japan. As a country with such defined seasons (and sub-seasons – rainy season we’re looking at you) there are events in every part of the year to eagerly anticipate, and winter is no exception. As an antidote to the long nights and cold … More Visiting Tokyo’s Amusement Park Winter Illuminations

Mt. Mitake 御岳山 – Mt. Hinode 日の出山

With the state of emergency being lifted countrywide, it was time to finally leave the city and head out hiking again for the first time in 6 months. Thankfully, Tokyo prefecture has a number of mountains to visit that are only a day trip away. Having visited Mt. Mitake (mee-tar-kay) before in rather unfavourable weather, … More Mt. Mitake 御岳山 – Mt. Hinode 日の出山

South Korea

South Korea has been on our bucket-list for a while now as it is a popular country for Japanese people to visit due to being so close. So we decided we would jet off to Seoul with our last 5 days of winter holiday. Day 1 Our flight from Tokyo at 8:15am left little room … More South Korea


27th September 2019 After Nara, I headed for Kyoto, arguably the most popular tourist destination in Japan. Two trains and a sweltering walk later I arrived at my hostel. I asked the receptionist for a lunch recommendation and headed off into downtown Kyoto. After eating a steaming bowl of miso ramen, I wandered around town … More Kyoto