Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Japan: The Disappearance of the Snow Wall!

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Tateyama Kurobe is often highly rated as one of the most spectacular sceneries in Japan. Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, which stretches from the Tateyama Station in Toyama Prefecture to Shinano Omachi Station in Nagano Prefecture lived up to its expectation in … Continue reading

Mount Koya: Sea of Colors!

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Mount Koya, the sacred birthplace of Shingon Buddhism, is a UNESCO-designated mountain range that numerous temples call home. Situated in Wakayama Prefecture, to the south of Osaka, many come to Koyasan to experience life as a monk. From morning prayers … Continue reading

Gourmet Series: SUMIRE! – Sapporo, Japan

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Who? SUMIRE Where? 4-7-48 Toyohira-ku, Nakanoshima 2, Hokkaido, Sapporo What? Kimchi Ramen (8/10) When? Thursday, 10 December 2015 Comment? Mouthwateringly outstanding, especially for the level of spiciness in winter! Price? YEN 900 – YEN 1,200/person

Gourmet Series: Kaetsu! – Hong Kong, China

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Who? Kaetsu Where? Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong What? Salt-grilled beef (10/10) Assorted sashimi (9/10) Simmered baby abalone (8/10) 9 kinds of nigiri sushi (10/10) Red bean + chestnut yokan + green tea ice-cream (9/10) When? … Continue reading