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Shigetsu

I wrote this poem a while back for a blog about food and travel. It’s about a restaurant called ‘Shigetsu,’ a restaurant located inside the temple areas of Tenryuji, Kyoto. Deemed ‘the best restaurant in Kyoto,’ I had a chance to dine there myself, and was blown away. location : 68 Susukinobaba-cho, Saga-Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, […]

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Something Satisfying

Reality check: It’s the end of a long, two-show day, and I didn’t have a blog post pre-written for this moment. I ran out of time. Writing and posting a blog post every day is a hard challenge. But I refuse to fail. So in place of a well-researched, thoughtfully written blog post, you’re going […]

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Kyoto: Mostly Food With Some Coffee And Sights [Part 2]

Have you ever had such a powerful input to one of your senses, that your entire body physically reacted? We were briskly walking through JR Kyoto Station, trying to make one of the trains towards our next destination. Inside the station, there’s all sorts of shops and stands, selling various goods and treats… typical stuff. […]

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Kyoto: Mostly Food With Some Coffee And Sights [Part 1]

Kyoto! The cultural hub of Japan. A must-visit destination. Bonus, it’s a foodie’s paradise! Endless temples pepper the city, each with unique design and its own historical significance. I’ll mention a few spots in this post, but definitely pick up a guide if you’re going specifically for the sightseeing. If there was ever a place […]

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Tokyo: A One Day Itinerary

Do you have a long layover in the wonderful city of Tokyo, Japan? Or maybe you want to cram as much as possible into a trip? Here’s my list of things to do for one of the longest, fun-filled days you’ll have. This is an itinerary for the brave, ruthless, and over-achieving travelers. It includes […]

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Tattoos In Japan: History And Modern Times

Tattoos are a bit of a taboo subject in my family. The slightest mention of a tattoo will send my father into a whirl of serious defense, the only thing he will ever ban me from getting. This denial draws my interest even more, and while I have never gotten a tattoo (and probably never […]

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