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Why I love Japan in Winter – foods and culture to warm you up

  Cherry blossom and Autumn leaves are very sought-after times to plan a trip to Japan, but Winter has a few perks that are worth considering. Here is to why I love Japan during the cold months.   Seasonal produce   From left to right: fresh oysters, snow crab, traditional imagawayaki hot cake, fugu sashimi Japan is the place to explore new foods. On the street, […]

July 2020 , , ,

Travelling Gluten Free in Japan – It Is Possible!

Travel preparations can be stressful and difficult at the best of times but this is exacerbated even further for people traveling to Japan with gluten intolerance or Coeliac Disease. Food is an integral part of a country’s cultural identity and a necessity to experience if you want to fully submerse yourself in local life. Someone with gluten intolerance must contend with unfamiliar ingredients and a language […]

May 2020 , ,

5 Specialty Coffee Shops to Try in Fukuoka

  Japan’s specialty coffee scene has grown a lot over the last 5-10 years, with the country grooming some of the world’s most acclaimed baristas. Fukuoka, in Kyushu prefecture, has been one of the most active cities. Some of its gourmet coffee shops have been open ahead of the wave, in the early 2000s. This makes for a great exploration if you are, like me, very […]

May 2020 , , , ,

A Delicious Journey Through Kyushu

  For those of you who have traveled to Japan before, you might have noticed that each region has local food products that they are famous for. Domestic and international tourists alike will sometimes travel to a specific region just to sample a scrumptious specialty. When traveling around the island of Kyushu there are many wonderful sites including onsen, volcanoes and country scenery, in-between enjoying site-seeing […]

April 2020 , , ,

Top 5 Regions for Tea in Japan – Learn the Authentic Japanese Culture

  Japan is renowned for its tea and has had a proud tea tradition for the past 1500 years.  The country produces hundreds of unique varieties and grades of tea throughout its regions. Tea is considered the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and it is integrated heavily in Japanese culture. It is often served with or at the end of the meal for free. It […]

March 2020 , , ,

5 Reasons I Hate Ramen

    It is well known around the office that I don’t care for ramen. Sometimes I get asked how I can claim to love Japanese food when I am not a fan of what is arguably one of Japan’s most well known and loved noodle dishes. So I jumped at this chance to explain my position and perhaps convert others to my way of thinking.  […]

March 2020 , ,

Simply Perfect

Hi, We have just returned from our 18 day holiday in Japan. I just wanted to let you know it was the perfect itinerary for us. Our wish list was all ticked off and we feel like our schedule was well planned and timed out for the days we had. I was travelling with my two teenage girls and 10 yr old son, and we all […]

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Wonderful Cooking Sun Japanese cooking class

Hi Koyomi, We returned from our Japan holiday on Monday.  Everything went to plan with our rail passes and USJ tickets.  I really want to give you feedback on the Cooking Sun Japanese cooking class.  It was so wonderful and I can highly recommend it.  We caught a taxi from Kyoto Station as this seemed easiest, but found our way back very easily after the class.  […]

November 2014 , , , ,

Cooking Class was Great

Dear Teruhiro, I did have a very good experience in my Cooking Sun class and wish I had more time in Kyoto to do the afternoon class. I will recommend your services and Cooking Sun to my friends and on trip advisor. I am happy for you to use photos taken of me in the class for promotion. Thank you for asking. Regards Jenny

August 2014 , ,

Thanks for your help

Hello Miyuki I’m sorry I have not replied earlier to your very helpful reply to my request. The good news is that I now know what those sake bottles mean and your help was invaluable. You put me on the right track with your translations and after much Google work, I have found the answer: forty two years ago my friend and I were driven out […]

June 2014

Thank you for thinking of us

This tour was excellent. The flights were good and the seats you arranged were fine. We were very happy with the way the tour was organised in every respect. We were met at the airport by our guide and taken to our hotel, and everything was well organised and flowed beautifully. Great hotels, good food, sightseeing was well organised and we very much enjoyed the trains.Thank […]

May 2014 , , ,

Skiing at Hakuba

Hi Peta Just emailing to let you know that Daniel and I had a fantastic time in Japan, the skiing at Hakuba was awesome, the accommodation was great, the owners of the lodge made us feel very welcome and it was lovely to share stories/information in the common lounge/dining room with everyone else, lots of fun. All of the hotels you booked were great to stay […]

April 2014 , , , , , ,

The whole tour was so well organised

Dear Olivia, We were wondering if you could pass on our sincere thanks to Takeda-san in Sapporo.  The whole tour was so well organised and everything ran smoothly.  The Aspen Hotel in Sapporo is a wonderful base and the banquet dinner last night was superb.  Takeda-san, in particular, went to so much trouble to make sure that those with special diets were so well catered for. […]

October 2013 , , ,

So nice to have everything organised for me for a change!

Dear Kathy   Just a quick email to let you know how much Tony and I really enjoyed our trip to Bangkok.   I felt so spoilt because you organized everything so beautifully from the hotel to the dinners to the transfers.  It felt nice to let someone organize me for a change.   I doubt whether we’d ever get invited on one of these trips […]

June 2013 , ,

In short, it was brilliant!!

Hi Olivia,   I just wanted to feed back about our trip. In short it was brilliant!!  Everything you had organised was perfect, so thank you.   Here are a few comments for any future people you might book holidays for – I am sorry if you know these points but thought we would let you know anyway:   1.  The snow is unbelievable!!!!    All resorts […]

February 2013 , , , ,

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