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Goodbye Japan! Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine, Mount Kurama & Onsen


Japan saved the best for last for our trip. Our very last day in Kyoto (and indeed, in Japan) was a melting pot of different experiences - most of which you'd never find in a guidebook.

Kyoto: Golden Temples, Monkey Mountains & Bamboo Groves



Our very last destination on this wondrous journey through Japan is Kyoto.

48 Hours in Tokyo: An Alternative Weekend Guide

Weekend Guide to Tokyo Sensoji Temple Fish Market

Tokyo is a great city with lots to see and do; it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to start. The great advantage to this is that you almost can't go wrong... Tokyo is essentially one big playground.

My Neighbours the Dumplings: Dumpling House and Sake Bar


When My Neighbours the Dumplings opened up a five minute walk from my flat, I knew it was trouble. Originally marred by a series of delays in getting their fixtures ready for the opening night, they are now beyond busy any night of the week. 

Have it Two Ways: Brunch or Sunday Roast @ Rootdown


What is this witchcraft? It's the amazing little casual spot in Clapton that serves incredibly creative & scrumptious brunches and Sunday roasts CONSISTENTLY to high quality.

Pair that with a great vibe & awesome cocktails and you're on to something.