Konnichiwa Nippon! Appreciating the country I grew up dreaming of living in.


The “Meh” Kanazawa Gold Leaf Soft Serve

Joining my “That Looks Good, But Yep, Looks are All That’s Going For It” list, alongside decked out hipster cafes with decor more impressive than their food, Snapchat filters that make everyone look 100% better AND a Coachella Goddess, and that overrated McDonald’s Salted Egg Chicken Burger, is the Kanazawa Gold Leaf Soft Serve, or rather, it’s impostor. Yes, […]

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Falling in Love with the Onsen Experience in Gero Onsen

I first heard about this quaint little onsen resort town from Flora from her last visit to Japan during winter and I thought it sounded too good to miss… even with my onsen inhibitions. Gero, a resort town, in Gifu is known for their onsen I’ve shied away from planning to visit an onsen, because of what happened […]

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4 Things To Eat in Dotonbori

When I first visited Dotonbori in Osaka in 2014, I was just overwhelmed by how abuzz and alive it was. Two years later, the iconic food and shopping street is busy as ever. This time round though, I realised how much more the stores were catering to Chinese tourists, having staff members call out discounts in […]

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