Japan

Kyubei

Kyubei

People have often asked me what different there can be with sushi – it’s just raw fish, there can’t be any real difference, it’s all the same. Even among those who are willing to give sushi a try, differences between the chains and Japanese restaurants […]

Tokyo

Tokyo

At the end of 7 days on the road, we arrived back in Tokyo to recuperate.  While distracted by great coffee and stratospheric pancakes (I have never had better, they brought a tear to my eye), fantastic yakitori with friends, a revelation dawned on me […]

Fuji – around the lake

Fuji – around the lake

Fuji gokou – the five lakes of Fuji.  As a place for the urbanites of Tokyo to come and relax with magnificent views of Mount Fuji. We arrived at just the right time for for koyu (the turning the autumn leaves).  It looked like people […]

Fuji – the ryokan

Fuji – the ryokan

We stayed for a night around Kawaguchiko, one of the five lakes of mount fuji.  This was special treat, with scrumptious foods, marvellous views and did I mention the food?