Takayama, Japan: Big City, Little City, Sake Box

Takayama, the last stop on our Japanese adventure, was our chance to get away from the big city hustle of the Japanese mega cities and enjoy some quiet small-town living in the Japanese Alps. Or so we thought. Even though this picturesque mountain town has a population under 100,000, centuries old wooden merchant huts and … More Takayama, Japan: Big City, Little City, Sake Box

Rabbit Island 

We found out dreams can come true the day we discovered there is an Island near Hiroshima which is dominated by rabbits! Not just the standard hares you usually see in the wild but ones of various colours and cuteness.  The name of the Island is Ōkunoshima but is more commonly known as Usaga Jima … More Rabbit Island 

Nara

It was a morning we could have been tempted to stay in bed till midday nursing our fuzzy heads due to being plied with sake, wine, beer and brandy the night before when Taka, our Osaka host and fuzzy head culprit got up to take us to Nara. Who doesn’t love a road trip?! And … More Nara

Osaka, Japan: Couch Surfing, Osaka Food and Geishas with Giggle Sticks

In Osaka we continued our Couch Surfing adventures and, as we stayed with two hosts in this city, we thought we’d write a separate blog about the experience. First up was Taka. Staying with Taka was fascinating. He lived with his Dad on the outskirts of Osaka in a place like no other. It was a mix … More Osaka, Japan: Couch Surfing, Osaka Food and Geishas with Giggle Sticks