Hoeiso is a ryokan, a Japanese traditional style inn, situated in the beautiful green mountains of Hakone, right by a river. Hoeiso is a family owned Ryokan, opened in 1956, with around 20 rooms that are big enough to fit a family. Enjoy indoor and outdoor onsen, and feast on traditional Japanese dishes served in […]
I recently started blogging for Sweden’s largest travel magazine Vagabond. A wonderful platform to write about my trips, and to reach an audience that is as interested in traveling as I am! I will also be writing articles and guides for the magazine. This means that I have not been spending as much time updating […]
Seoul is known to come to life at night. Truth is I read in a guide that the biggest mistake a visitor to the South Korean capital can do is get up early to do all the touristy stuff. You should save your energy for the vivid night life! The neon lights, the street food […]
The trip from Tokyo to Seoul is just 2 hours by plane. A perfect weekend. And an amazing country to experience in my quest to visit fifty by 30. The Japanese speak well of South Korea’s capital. They go there for the shopping, for the fantastic grilled meat (kalibi) and for the history. Palaces and […]
Ueno Park is one of the most popular places in Tokyo to watch the sakura – cherry blossom trees – as the bloom. The park turns into a gigantic festivals – with food stands, rice lanterns and groups of people picnicking away under the blooming sky.
My favorite place in Tokyo to enjoy the sakura season is in Naka-Meguro, where a walk along the Meguro river is nothing short of a fairytale. Of course, the walk can also be paired with pink bubbly that is served along the road, as well as sweet mochi snacks.
The best part of living out in the Tokyo suburb of Koshigaya (part of Saitama-ken) was to experience the local Japanese vibe up close – especially by night when the izakayas filled up. Still unable to read kanji, the game of every night was to point, smile and be happily surprised by what was served. […]
This weekend we caught a crowded train to go visit Ome-shi Plum Park, around 1h and 30min West of Tokyo. We got of at HinataWada Station on the Ome Line and made our way 20 minutes up towards the blooming plum park. Along the road freshly made street food could be purchased, as well as […]
Yossy owns the Irish pub Blue Dolphin in Shin-Koshigaya where we live. A while ago when visitng he invited us along on an evening of bar hopping in Kita Senju. Normally, Kita Senju is a station we only pass by on our way between Tokyo and Koshigaya. Upon leaving the station for the first time […]
Takeshita Dori (Street) in Harajuku is the center of teenage fashion in Tokyo. Some say that all of the world’s fashion trends have their origin in Harajuku. Come on a Sunday to catch the crowds.
This morning we went up at 5 am to catch the first train to Tokyo. Around 6 am, right after meeting my friend Satoko, we arrived at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, the biggest fish and seafood market in the world. Carefully we made our way through the many alleys inside the market, being careful […]