In 2018, we went to Japan just before Christmas. We didn’t know exactly what to expect, but we wanted a break. We picked up some plane tickets and a Japan Rail Pass and went with minimal planning.
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We didn’t know it until now, but the venerable Kürtőskalács, or “chimney cake”, may be the up and coming cake trend.
Since December 5th, the French are on strike against president Macron’s proposed pension reform.
Sadly enough, Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa was destroyed by fire in the night of 31st October.
Okura main wing and lobby before it was demolished in 2015. Seems that - at least for the lobby – there will be second chances.
Tokyo always comes in two versions: A real-world city, and one that lives in our imagination. From the slightly surreal world of Lost in Translation and the fluorescent-lit nightscape of Murakami’s After Dark to the cyberpunk Neo-Tokyo of Akira it is as much a nexus of global pop culture as the epicenter of Japan. We will take you on a tour – our tour – of Tokyo and show you our version.