All about japan

January 11, 2020

Japan Winter Wonderland

Japan Winter Wonderland

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.

October 20, 2019

Okura is back

Okura is back

Okura main wing and lobby before it was demolished in 2015. Seems that - at least for the lobby – there will be second chances.

August 13, 2019

Our Tokyo Guide

Our Tokyo Guide

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.

May 28, 2019

Toyoko Inn and Business Hotels

Toyoko Inn and Business Hotels

Despite many new options, the Toyoko Inn chain – and other “business hotels” – are still a “go-to” place when we’re looking for hotels in Japan.

May 21, 2019

Airbnb in Japan

Airbnb in Japan

For us, Airbnb was always a great way to stay in Japan. Then, in 2018, new legislation shook up the platform and thousands of bookings got cancelled. Is it still worth it?