A list of all the delicious food I had while visiting Okayama in Japan — it is a small city off the tourist map, but offers some of the best gastronomic delights to please the senses and satisfy the taste buds!
Here’s how I became a Maiko, or apprentice Geiko for a couple of hours — layers of kimono, white face, red lips, high hair and all!
The rural Japanese mountain villages of Kibune and Kurama are steeped with history and myths; and coupled with its cool mountain air, river-dining experiences, onsen and beautiful temples — they make a relaxing trip out of the city of Kyoto.
Experiencing Japanese-living in Kyoto’s Izuyasu Ryokan — complete with futons on tatami floors, an onsen and delicious kaiseki meals. Such a fun experience!
Video: Here’s a video montage of all my favorite moments while searching for autumn colors at the Daisetsuzan National Park, and exploring Hokkaido’s capital city, Sapporo.
Sapporo is modern, dynamic and compelling; and during my visit in autumn, beautiful. I only had one day in the city, so I made use of my time to sample what Sapporo is famous for; the beer, the food and the shopping.
Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, is the first place to witness the autumn foliage in the country… and the Daisetsuzan National Park is the area to catch that first glimpse.
The northern island of Hokkaido in Japan is known for its variety of fresh seafood and agricultural produce– and is therefore known as the “Kingdom of Food”. Here’s sharing my Top 10 favorite food to eat in Hokkaido.