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Meeting Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in All posts, Japan | 1 comment

The 6th of December is a special day. It is the day of Saint Nicholas, where the Santa-like figure leaves little presents in children’s shoes and stockings. This is what we found outside our door in Tokyo...

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Japan does Christmas

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in All posts, Japan | 2 comments

Christmas in Japan is the day of couple romance and strawberry cakes. Bright, sweet and colourful. Tokyo hardly ever gets snow but streets are covered with white and blue LED lights, producing perfect winter...

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What to do in Luang Prabang

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in All posts, Laos | 0 comments

I have put together a list of my personal recommendations for you. What to do...

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Kaiseki 懐石 – top end dining in Tokyo

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

Japanese cuisine has received UNESCO heritage status just a few days ago....

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Koreatown in Tokyo

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in All posts, Japan, South Korea | 0 comments

Today we biked down to Koreatown located in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward,...

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How to do Kawaii in Tokyo

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in All posts, Beauty and Fashion, Japan | 2 comments

Thank you Japan for washi tape, origami, sushi and Geisha girls. But most of...

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Hiking Mt. Takao for Mt. Fuji

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

When our Japanese friend Misako invited us to join the Mt. Takao hiking tour...

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Colourful koyo and black eggs – our Hakone round trip

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

Koyo (beautiful leaves watching) is what Japanese people cherish in autumn. As...

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Okonomiyaki = do it yourself cooking in Harajuku

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

Harajuku is fashion centre and plastered with boutiques and accessory stores....

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100 Headpieces in LaForet Harajuku

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in All posts, Beauty and Fashion | 0 comments

Humanity has come a long way in the mastery of hatmaking, after that first...

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Whiz by Setagaya by bike

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

It was so sunny on Saturday that we took the bikes out for another tour, with...

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Tokyo’s electric town Akihabara

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

After an adventurous archery session, we went to explore another world which...

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(How we make) Temaki in Tokyo

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

Today we stayed at home to have dinner. As unexceptional as that might be, the...

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Under the moonlight – delicious Japanese rabbit story

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

Despite what the title might suggest, I am not eating hare. Instead, I am...

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Shimokitazawa – hip area in Tokyo

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

The bike trip to Suginami animation museum in Tokyo did fill our eyes with...

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Tokyo’s Suginami Animation Museum

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

We are in Japan, the mother of manga and anime, consequently a visit to...

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Flowery izakaya

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

After all the excitement of archery in Tokyo, the sports team rewarded itself...

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The Art of Archery in Tokyo

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

When our friend Alex said “Hey you wanna go to archery?”,...

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Japanese schools

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

As we biked down to illuminated romance excess in Ebisu, we passed two open...

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Romantic Tokyo @ Bread Market, Nezu Museum, Eternal Lights

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

To spend a romantic day in Tokyo, we get our bikes out and cycle to events we...

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Design Day

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

What better way to spend a rainy day than at home, cuddled up on the couch....

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Our food & fun distractions in Tokyo

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

The reason to go to Japan, if not sushi, shinkansen, surreal shopping,...

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ABC night in Tokyo

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

Just wrote up our recent night out with a friend – starting with...

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Mitsubishi, Tenmangu, Kamukura, Parco = my Tokyo weekend

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

This post has nothing to do with cars, although the house we walked through...

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Halloween day is food day in Tokyo

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 2 comments

Halloween is the day of superstition, when strange things happen and the...

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Biking Tokyo’s suburbia – learning about Japan

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in All posts, Japan | 0 comments

I love those days when you can lay back and see what happens, walk out of the...

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