• March 26, 2017


    Situated between Yasaka Shrine and Kamoyawa (Kamo River), Gion is Kyoto’s most famous neighbourhood – known best for its traditional ‘ochaya’ (teahouses), ‘machiya’ (merchant houses) and attendan...
  • May 16, 2017

    ‘Kawadoko’ Dining on Kamogawa Riverside

    Summers in Kyoto can be testing with heat and humidity often comfortably high. This often takes visitors by surprise who flock to the city from July to September only to discover that Kyoto can b...
  • May 15, 2017

    Nishiki Market

    Kyoto is a great food and shopping city and there’s no better place to start than its famous Nishiki Market. Running five blocks of the city, the market is one narrow arcade with all manner of ve...
  • May 2, 2019

    Snow Peak Field Suite Hakuba Kita-One Kogen

    Nestled within the pastures and fields of (what is in winter) Hakuba Happo One Snow Resort, the Snow Peak Field Suite offers visitors outdoor ‘glamping’ accommodation with beautiful alpine vistas. Op...
  • May 20, 2018

    Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

    Located directly across from Karuizawa Station, the Prince Shopping Plaza boasts more than 200 stores along with numerous restaurants and parkland spread across 26-hectares. Many major fashion ho...
  • May 15, 2018

    Old Karuizawa Ginza Street

    Karuizawa city is in many ways, a town of two halves divided by its shinkansen station. On one side, you have the modern and sprawling Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza while on the other, the original...
  • May 10, 2018

    Harunire Terrace

    Located in Naka-Karuizawa, approximately 4km to the west of the town centre, Harunire Terrace is a small and stylish dining and shopping area surrounded by picturesque forest. Restaurants and bou...
  • May 1, 2019

    Ishii Miso Brewery

    Located around 20-minutes walk from Matsumoto Station, Ishii Miso is a great option for visitors wanting to sample, buy or enjoy a meal at one of Nagano’s oldest and best miso breweries. Made from fe...
  • May 1, 2019

    Miso Brewery Tour & Lunch in Matsumoto

    Did you know that Nagano Prefecture is the largest producer of ‘miso’ in Japan? Made from fermented soybean, miso is a staple of all Japanese kitchens and underpins countless dishes you are sure to b...