I always love to see the landscape where oceans meet ridge lines. So when I landed the island, I headed the Maehama beach, the most accessible and the most ideal view for me. Kozu shima is one of Izu seven islands, and surprisingly it is administratively a part of Tokyo. Like other kids, my son was so excited to…

No one raise an objection if I say what makes Japanese food special is the taste and smells of the broth called “dashi”. Most of dashi consists of two main ingredients, one is dried kelp and the other is Katsuobushi. Like other traditional food, katsuobushi production process has shifted to mass production industry-wide. But some…

Yes, especially in June. I think Kamakura might be the most underrated destination for foreign traveller so far. People loving to see temples and shrines head to Kyoto, or Nara. And people staying in Tokyo and not going to westside of Japan prefer to go Nikko. So talking about Kamakura, they simply say, we’ve already…

When you think about traveling Tokyo, probably Shibuya, Asakusa, Ginza or Roppongi sit the first choice. Even for Japanese Meguro District seems like the place to live not to visit. Well, those who love Vin Naturel, Meguro is the sanctuary. Many restaurants and bars serving Vin Naturel concentrate in this district.  And most of cases,…

Visit Shikoku Pilgrimage temples Follow in the footstep of the 8th century’s Buddhist monk Kukai. In Muroto, there are three of 88 Shikoku Pilgrimage temples. And also there is the cave called Mikurodo where Kukai underwent training. He could see only sky and sea from the cave, so he named himself Ku(sky)-Kai(sea). for Shikoku Pilgrimage…