Japanese Ryokan Experience

We book a 1-night stay at the Momijiya Bekkan Kawa no Lori, a traditional Japanese Ryokan.  I have read a lot about Ryokan’s and heart it is an absolute ‘must-do’ on any trip to Japan, so I knew to an extent what to expect but…. Wow!  This place sure knew how to make a 1st impression. […]

Fushimi Inari-Taisha

We had the most amazing experience in a Ryokan last night and after a 30min drive back to the city we stashed our luggage in one of the many lockers in Kyoto Station before heading out to Inari to see the amazing Fushimi Inari-Taisha shine. With seemingly endless arcades of vermilion torii (shrine gates) spread across […]


  Arashiyama is in the far west of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (meaning “Storm Mountains”).  We visited this area upon arriving in Kyoto from Tokyo on the bullet train as I was really excited to tick off some of the biggest tourist spots immediately. A short walk from the train […]

Top 5 Things to do in Tokyo

I’m fairly overwhelmed at what to include in my blog post about Tokyo and because we jammed so much into our short 3-day trip, I think it best to highlight our top 5 sights.  I must disclose that we are not big on ‘shopping’ while travelling so I haven’t included the amazing Ginza district in […]

Shibuya Food Tour

For anyone that knows Ross & I well, it goes without saying that a big draw to Japan was the food.  Normally we do our own research and plan most of our trips around what and where we will eat. However, we only have 6 days in Japan and let’s be honest, Japanese cuisine (和食, washoku) […]