Kinosaki Onsen is an Onsen Town located approximately 2.5 hours from Kyoto by train. The town offers seven onsen – natural hot springs – and many beautiful Ryokan. Find some impressions from Kinosaki Onsen, plus some information about Japanese onsen culture in the post.
Cold brew, frappucinos, and other iced coffee variations are all over the place. My personal revelation when it comes to cold coffee, however, is iced coffee the way it is served in Japan. Find out how to make Japanese iced coffee in this post.
Monk is the name of a small restaurant right next to the Philosopher’s Path in the northern Higashiyama district of Kyoto. It’s the place where I had one of the best dinners of my life.
Japan has a huge coffee culture. In places like Tokyo or Kyoto, there is a vivid coffee scene, and people seem to be even more obsessed about coffee than in Berlin or Brooklyn. Especially drip coffee is huge in Japan – and the iced coffee variety quickly became my go-to refreshment on those warm, late spring days. Here is a
The Nezu-Museum in Tokyo’s Omotesando neighbourhood is a beautiful and calm place in the midst of the bustling metropolis.
Another neighbourhood recommended in the Monocle Guide was Tomigaya near Yoyogi Park. It was a part of Shibuya we had not yet visited and we were eager to go and explore. The area is full of little hip stores and design / architecture studios. Over Okonomiyaki for lunch, we imagined what it would be like
Yanaka is one of the “old” Shitamachi neighbourhoods of Tokyo. It’s full of traditional wooden houses, temples and shrines. But you will also find many beautiful craft stores, cafés and bars. Join me on a little tour through Yanaka.
After landing in Tokyo at 6 a.m. we quickly dropped off our luggage at the hotel – dismissing the thought of a nap and a hot shower after a 12-hour flight. Check-in will not be possible until 3 p.m. they told us. So the metro took us to Shibuya and spit us out onto the infamous crossing. It’s
We are going back to Japan! We had quite a hard time to decide where to go on our upcoming vacation, but eventually Japan won the race – especially since we found a very affordable flight. We will be staying for 10 days only, but I am really looking forward to this. My motto for this
Tokyo was too short, but oh so sweet… That’s the last of the Japan posts up here for now, I hope you enjoyed looking back on this trip as much as I did. I want to go back.
If you go to a town called Kōya in the mountains of the Wakayama Prefecture, you should book a stay at one the 120 temples that are located in and around town. Forget all your English and go for a walk across the largest cemetery you have ever seen, eat delicious food prepared by the monks,
Nara is home to stunning landmarks and some of Japan’s largest and oldest temples. Most importantly the town is ruled more than a thousand cute deer.