japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 7 (Part 2): Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, and the Geisha District

Welcome to part 2 of Day 7 of my 2017 Japan and South Korea trip! If you read my blog post about Day 7 part 1, you’ll know that we had quite a busy start to our first day in Kyoto (to the point where I had to slice what would normally have been one blog post… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 7 (Part 2): Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, and the Geisha District

japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 7 (Part 1): Japanese Countryside, Fushimi Inari Fail, Cherry Blossom Ice Cream, and the Kiyomizu-dera Temple

This post took quite a while to actually plan, write, and post! The reason for that is … December happened, and I had a lot of catching up to do in my reading and review-writing. Plus there’s also this little thing that I mention in almost all of these posts: writing about Japan is painful.… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 7 (Part 1): Japanese Countryside, Fushimi Inari Fail, Cherry Blossom Ice Cream, and the Kiyomizu-dera Temple

japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 6 (Part 2): Bento Lunch, the Hakone Tozan Line, and a Long Walk Home Through Tokyo

The second half of Day 6 was a little more exciting! As you can tell from the title, we had an amazingly delicious lunch, then made our way from Odawara to Hakone where we had been planning to go and view Mount Fuji. That didn’t work out (and you can read all about it in… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 6 (Part 2): Bento Lunch, the Hakone Tozan Line, and a Long Walk Home Through Tokyo

book review, food & drink, nonfiction

Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round by Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa (Review)

Title: Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round Author: Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa Type: Non-Fiction Genre: Food & Drink, Cookbook Publisher: Quirk Books Date published: December 27, 2016 Format: Paperback Page Count: 144 Source: Publisher A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Summary: From the depths… Read More Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round by Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa (Review)