A detailed guide of the best wineries in Yamanashi, Japan, and the best route to take when visiting them all.
The Best Wineries in Yamanashi, Japan: A Full-Day Walking Tour
As you emerge from the last serpentine train tunnel, making your way from Tokyo into Yamanashi, you suddenly plunge into vast swathes of lush vineyards. On countless occasions, as I sat peering through my window onboard a passing train, I felt a deep longing to explore these vineyards and wineries on foot. Anyone who loves … Continue reading The Best Wineries in Yamanashi, Japan: A Full-Day Walking Tour
15 Best Japanese Snacks and Where to Buy Them
One of the best things about Japan is the food. From ramen and sushi to takoyaki and tempura, the options are as endless as they are tasty. However, this excellence in quality even extends to packaged snacks, sweets, and of course, chocolate. For those with a sweet tooth, the country is a haven. In this … Continue reading 15 Best Japanese Snacks and Where to Buy Them
Travelling in Japan: Where to Buy the Japan Rail Pass and is it Worth it?
Whilst travelling in other countries can be quite daunting, terrifying, confusing and expensive, Japan has made a way for tourists and visitors that can make travelling in this beautiful country a lot easier and cheaper. I’m talking about the JR pass. This pass is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to help you to … Continue reading Travelling in Japan: Where to Buy the Japan Rail Pass and is it Worth it?
Why Japan Needs to Take Coronavirus More Seriously: Words from the COVID-19 Frontline
I spoke with a few medical professionals to get their take on why everyone, especially people in Japan (government and individuals) need to take stronger measures to flatten the curve.
The Town That Was Washed Away: 8 Years After The Great Tohoku Earthquake (a photo essay)
In the North-Eastern part of Honshu (Japan’s largest main island) lies Miyagi, a prefecture that was devastated by the Great Tohoku Earthquake of March, 2011. March 11th, 2011 2:46 pm JST I was in the office. In the afternoon, the earthquake hit us and it was the strongest I’d ever felt in my life. We … Continue reading The Town That Was Washed Away: 8 Years After The Great Tohoku Earthquake (a photo essay)