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10 Foods I’d Never Encountered Before I Came To Japan

  Before coming to Japan, I knew that the food was going to be pretty different to back home in the UK. I bought British breakfast tea with me because I didn’t know if they’d have it over here, and even googled whether the Japanese were big on coffee (they are, as it turns out).… Continue reading 10 Foods I’d Never Encountered Before I Came To Japan

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Exploring Kyoto part one: Ginkaku-ji, Gion and Ponto-cho

Last weekend, my friend Jennie came down from Saitama to visit Kyoto and Osaka. We’d had it arranged for a while so I was really excited to see her. Our plan wasย to go to Kyoto for two days, since we’d both never visited the city, then I’d show her around Osaka for two days and… Continue reading Exploring Kyoto part one: Ginkaku-ji, Gion and Ponto-cho