In Japan I regularly find myself swooning over accommodations with ‘it’ – there’s often an indescribable attraction or connection with the place. It could be the energy of the space, or something small and subtle- yet masterfully curated, like the house ‘scent’ , but more often […]1 Read More
Dear All, I have something to confess. It’s been almost 12 months since my last blogpost. I’m ashamed. And ever so sorry. It’s just that… well, no excuses really – except that I’ve been super busy travelling for work (and writing elsewhere eg Escape, Delicious, Real […]0 Read More
When it comes to accommodation in Japan the choice in style is quite stunning. Levels of hospitality are almost overwhelming (in a really good way) and the spaces themselves frequently unique and sometimes surprising… Please read my story in Escape HERE to find out just some […]0 Read More
Once again I’ve stolen an old post from my other blog eatspeakjl.blogspot.com to share with you a ryotei (traditional restaurant serving Kaiseki cuisine) I ate at around 7 or 8 years ago in Kyoto… I really can’t believe it was that long ago because I still […]0 Read More
Disclaimer – this post was stolen from our other blog (eatspeakjl.blogspot.com) and was written in 2015 – but we just stumbled across it and thought we’d share! Recently (please see above!) we took a short visit to Kurashiki and Okayama city from Kyoto. From Okayama city we rode […]0 Read More
Okayama is famous for its castle (peeking over the shoulder of the tree on the right in the image below), sweet, sweet summer peaches, the story of Momotaro – the Peach Boy), Bizen ceramic ware, various citrus fruit and this spectacular garden –Korakuen – ranked as one of […]0 Read More
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