Journey in Japan Part 29: Swings and sound and boats

My hotel breakfast is of the ‘classic’ help-yourself-to-as-much-food-as-you-like style. Not wanting to look greedy, I grab a bowl of rice, some pickled cucumber, a pot of Nattō, a salad, and a couple of croissants. Nattō for...

Journey in Japan Part 28: The Other Side of the Tracks

I say goodbye to Nagoya after five days, three of which I felt I could have done a lot more with my time. I spend ¥1950 and two hours travelling. During the train ride I read over half...

Japanese Saké Brewery

Today I meet with Naoto, the English speaking organiser of a saké tour. I am the only person to sign up. Not wanting to waste his whole day, I ask whether we should still go on...