Japan food series – Bento, the convenient and tasteful Japanese boxed-meal

The Tokyo station is a crazy maze! Japanese people walk around like ants, workers in Keep reading

Japan food series – Sushi

As we have demonstrated it by now in our Japan food series, it is not all about sushi’s! But a trip to Japan without trying a sushiya would be incomplete! Keep reading

Japan food series – Kaiseki

A true dining experience (comparable with Michelin-star restaurants), haute cuisine and the crème de la crème of Japanese food, serving, atmosphere and presentation: kaiseki is a must for Keep reading

Japan food series – Tempura

Tsunahachi in Shinjuku, Tokyo has been serving one of the finest tempura in the capital for almost a century. We had to try it! Keep reading

Japan food series – Tonkatsu

It is dark outside when we arrive in front of the sliding doors of a tiny restaurant in the centre of Takayama. Keep reading

The Buddhist sacred flower: lotus

Lotuses literally rise from the filthy mud to become beautiful flowers. For Buddhists, this is a sacred symbol reminding them to reach for the highest Keep traveling!

Japan food series – Yakitori

Ozu, Shikoku, 9PM on a Saturday night. A green cotton fabric outside the door of a small shack and a Japanese paper lantern. We get in. Keep reading

Japanese food series – Ramen noodles

We have a love & hate relationship with ramen noodles! Keep reading

Japan food series – Soba noodles

While noodles are often associated with cheap ramens for students, we have discovered a wide variety of them in Japan. They come in three kinds: ramen of course, but also Keep reading

Japan food series – Yatai

Street food is not that common in Japan: yatai or food stalls popping up in the evening Keep reading

A road trip in and around Kyushu, Japan

Planning any trip through Japan requires quite a bit of preparation. A six-week trip to see the most of this fascinating country from Fukuoka on the southern island of Kyushu to Sapporo on the northern island Hokkaido is even more of a challenge. Keep traveling!

The emerald waters of Takachiho, Kyushu, Japan

Mount Aso’s huge volcanic eruptions have thrown out what is deep inside the Earth. Red hot lava flowing along the slopes and into the valley leaving its traces. Dark ashes Keep traveling!

The Usuki Stone Buddhas, Kyushu, Japan

The smell of scent sticks burnt by believers, mixed with flowers being offered. The soft drizzle around us. The sound of Keep traveling!

Onsen hopping in Kurokawa, Kyushu, Japan

Day 8 in Japan. After flying, driving, walking and running for quite a few kilometres, we decided to indulge ourselves with a full day of relaxing: today is onsen-hopping day! Keep traveling!

Spectacular festivals of Japan: The Hakata Gion Yamakasa, Fukuoka

Festivals are very important in Japan, keeping ancient traditions alive and passing them on to younger generations. They occur all through the year, and more specifically in the summer. Some are extremely popular making it hard to travel and stay in the hosting cities during these days. As such, the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is said to be one of the most impressive ones of Japan. Keep traveling!