Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is a sight I have always wanted to see. From so many pictures I have seen taken from Tokyo on social media and travel blogs, Tokyo Tower is generally featured. We were lucky enough to visit it during the evening so we got to see it day and night. After a walk around … More Tokyo Tower

Ramen Bayashi

I have to admit, I have become slightly addicted to Ramen since I have been in Japan! Ramen is a traditional Japanese noodle soup dish where in some places the noodles vary in size and by ingredient (wheat, rice etc) but one has the option to choose between a pork, fish and soy or miso … More Ramen Bayashi

Exploring Hakone

Exploring Hakone was on the cards for our second day in this mountainous destination. After day 1 in Gora, and a good nights sleep, we had a wonderful traditional breakfast to start the day off. The breakfasts in Japan are completely different to the ones we’re used to in the western parts of the world. Mainly … More Exploring Hakone

The Mountainous Hakone

Since we arrived in Japan, the mountainous Hakone area has been highly recommended as a getaway destination for the hot springs and views of Mt. Fuji. Hakone is in the Kanagwa prefecture of Japan and is about 1h40 mins train ride from Shinjuku, Tokyo. I recommend taking the “Romance car” / Odakyu Limited Express as it is a … More The Mountainous Hakone

Hands Cafe

On our way to the Super Rugby game the other day where one of our South African teams, the Lions played against the Japan Sunwolves, we stopped in at the Tokyo Plaza in Shibuya for breakfast at Hands Cafe. To be very honest, we were aiming to go to Bills which I’ve heard serves one of … More Hands Cafe