Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

I could tell you how awesome and amazing the Tsukiji Fish Market is but in all honestly I was an itsy bitsy underwhelmed by the experience. Despite getting up at 5am we miscalculated the travel time from our hotel to the market so we missed the morning tuna trade. That was really unfortunate because that seemed to have been the […]

Ryokan hot spring

What the bleep is a ryokan?! It is not something I visit every day and I can try to explain what a Ryokan is but Wikipedia explains it well so I am just going to quote them “Ryokan is a type of traditional Japanese inn that originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), serving travelers along Japan’s highways. They […]

recovering from the Ryokan dinner

The Hakone aftermath

Akinori Matsuki, our Hakone ryokan executive chef, had designed an eight-course evening menu that fitted exactly, from top to bottom, on an A4 sheet. I hear you thinking. Eight bite-size Japanese snacks, is that all? I heard a gentle knock. Not really sure where the sound came from I stumbled to the front door. An […]