21_21 Design, MOT, Burgers and fake food (Tokyo 2014, #8)

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After visiting Kyoto, we spend our last two days in Tokyo. We explored more parts of this huge city. This city has it all! Huge crowds at Shinjuku, idyllic neighbourhoods near Yoyogi park. Shop till you drop, and eat your … Lees verder

Best lunch at restaurant Takuma Gion Shirakawa (Kyoto 2014, #5)

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The Japanese (public) transport has many beeping and cute sounds. For example, the traffic lights make bird sounds and the subway has tv drama music. It’s funny and the tunes get in your head. This is only in Japan! Restaurant … Lees verder

Top of mount Wakakusa in touristic Nara (Kyoto 2014, #3)

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This will be a relatively short blog about our next (near) Kyoto experience. Although it was not on our must-visit list, we went to Nara. After a 40-minute train trip (one way) we arrived in a gloomy place called: Nara. … Lees verder

Best coffee at % Arabica, Michelin star lunch and Manga (Kyoto, Japan, 2014 #2)

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It’s weird: in every new location that we visited in Japan, the second day started with rain. This was, however, not a problem for us. While we hung out in a Starbucks (for Internet!) we made a reservation at a … Lees verder

Gion 祇園 and Yasaka Shrine 八坂神社 (Kyoto 京都市, Japan 2014 #1)

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It took almost 5 hours to get from Hakuba to Kyoto. You know what they say about that there are almost no train delays in Japan? We had some small delays with the local trains! But that’s no problem at … Lees verder

Around Lake Aoki Omachi 青木湖 and to a private Onsen (Hakuba 2014, Japan #3)

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The day after our six-hour hike to Mount Karamatsudake, we wanted to take it easy. In the morning, we cycled around Lake Aoki. It’s about 7 km around the lake that is surrounded by hills and autumn-coloured trees. It’s a … Lees verder

Forest walk at Iwatake (Hakuba, Japan 2014 #1)

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When we arrived in Hakuba after a smooth train trip with several trains, we saw the beautiful environment and autumn colours. Restaurant Pizzakaya We went to Pizzakaya that evening, a small Izakaya that serves pizza and a mix of European … Lees verder