In April 2017 we spent two weeks in Japan and loved it. Here is our Japan itinerary, detailing what we saw and did during that time. We explored from North to South; mountain to gardens; city center to remote area. There were times we wandered through chaotic neon light-lit streets, relaxed in an onsen, visited…Read More
[caption id="attachment_2114" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The outdoor Onsen (rotenburo)! So good.[/caption]
We found the perfect onsen experience in Japan. When travelling to a foreign land, one hopes to come across their own personal “Shangri-La”: a special place which is off the beaten path; it’s full of authentic stuff and tradition; there are only locals there (or few tourists, anyway); and after the experience is over, and…Read More
Tsurunoyu Onsen – The ultimate experience of Japanese style relaxation
There were two days to kill before we were going to the mountains of Akita on the Northern part of Shikoku island in Japan. Our plan was to skirt the coast on our way up. Taking fate into our hands, Jackson found a place called Mito about 1.5 hours outside Tokyo. Mito is a small…Read More
Mito – When your accommodation falls through, and the spot your decided to go to instead turns into a mist covered wonderland.
“Shaaaabu shabu… shaaabu shabu!” Hiroko said, carefully turning over the thinly sliced piece of beef in the hot pot. She held up the finished product, dripping with fat and juice, with her delicate chopsticks and pointed to it. “Finished!” She said, laying the steaming meat into a bowl filled with shredded dashi and soy sauce….Read More