From Melbourne, Australia. Was in marketing and media relations in IT, education and the arts; now in government service. Very fond of food but started studying Japanese when she realized she wanted to communicate more than just order her next meal. Blogs at Bites of Oishii.
These Japan Heritage Sites in Iga and Koka show us how real ninjas lived and trained throughout history.
To experience the pleasure, you must also brave the pain of Japan’s complex culinary underworld.
Beyond the tourist hotspots, old shopping streets, train stations, and underground arcades have the power to transport you decades back in time.
Let Japan and its unique culture of food blow your mind — and your senses — with amazing “konbini,” exclusive “ekiben” and subterranean “depachika.”
A cross-country culture trip through Japanese history was slightly mad but changed the way I travel.
The joy of everyday discoveries and bonding with locals over food, glorious food.