10th Anniversary of Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

Ten years on from Japan’s worst natural disaster 11th March 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. It doesn’t seem like…

75 years on from nuclear attacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Anniversary of the dropping of the world’s first atomic bomb This week has marked the 75th anniversary of what is, unfortunately, one of many black…

Travel: ice cream is big in Japan!

The world’s tallest ice cream for purchase? The weather recently in the UK has been lovely but due to COVID-19 lockdown we haven’t been able…

Travel: Best Summer Festivals in Japan

Visit Japan for a summer of festival fun We wrote about Japan in SNACK magazine last month. If that piqued your interest in discovering more…

Drinks News: Kokoro Gin now in 5cl bottles

KOKORO GIN LAUNCHES MINIATURES Kokoro Gin has launched a miniature bottle of its unique Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin.  Handy for trying out a new gin…

Cherry blossom treats in Tokyo

One way to celebrate Hanami (Flower watching) and appreciate cherry blossom is to buy all the things sakura.  Tobu Railway has some suggestions on where…

Travel: Tourist Signs in Japan

Morioka Regional Development Bureau in northern Japan have created signs to help visitors with local customs and food. Its an initiative to help visitors who don’t…

Shimaya Ryoken, Yamanouchi, Japan Review

Traditional Japanese Accommodation in Yamanouchi Yamanouchi resort is located in the Shiga highlands region and is surrounded by stunning scenery. We aimed for Yudanaka specifically to see…

Food Review: Mos Burger, Ishinomaki, Japan

Mos Burger – Japanese Burger Chain Mos Burger is the second-largest fast-food franchise in Japan after McDonald’s but it  can also be found in Taiwan,…

Restaurant review: Gion Nanba, 23-1 Nagitsuji Fushikawacho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto …

Like Chihana on the opposite side of the main Shijo Dori street, Gion Nanba is also a well-regarded Michelin-starred kappa-style (counter) kaiseki (traditional multi-course dining) restaurant hidden down a…

Travel: Harry, Hedgehog Cafe, 2F, IWAHORI Building, Roppongi 6-7-2, …

  Harry Hedgehog Cafe and Pet Shop Going to a cat cafe is one of the things I had always wanted to do in Japan.…

Restaurant Review: Chihana, 84 Minamigawa, Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Three Michelin Star dining in Kyoto Kyoto in Japan has an abundance of Michelin star dining so we were spoiled for choice, typically though, as…

Food Review: Big Boy Restaurant, 3-3-20, Asahi, Kisarazu, Chiba, …

Eat with Big Boy Always looking for something a little different we picked Big Boy Restaurant from our host’s suggestions. Big Boy is an American…

5 Weird Restaurants of Tokyo

Five unusual restaurants to visit in Tokyo Tokyo is the best place for every kind of food.  Here we pick 5 places which offer some…