Christmas Day Dinner in Kyoto, Japan

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Yes, I’m writing this in February. If you’re stuck in Kyoto around Christmas in the year 20?? (I’m guessing blogs won’t exist come 2100) then you can’t do wrong with waddling up to Hyatt Regency in Kyoto for some tasty and surprisingly affordable Christmas Day fodder to snuffle into to. As we were in Kyoto…

Quick Sip Review – Calpis Soda Shifuku no Jikan

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Japan companies like to launch special once off products (mostly food and drink) so that we can rush to the local Life or Familymart salivating and throwing old people out of the way until we reach the aisle of our longing. And so Calpis have released this week Calpis Soda Shifuku no Jikan (which is…

Travelling Around Japan By Train Part 2

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Part 1 here. Osaka We trained up from Miyajima, back through Hiroshima, and on to Osaka. The trip took less than 2 and a half hours. And so began, our journey into more touristy areas. The throngs of people got bigger and shoulders rubbed more frequently. We stayed up at the Courtyard by Marriott (review…