Tokyo Lights

This morning I leave Kyoto for Tokyo. I grab a taxi and head for Kyoto Station. Japanese taxis are a treat - immaculately clean with antimacassars on the headrests and chairs, the backdoor opens automatically for you and the drivers always get you to your destination safely. I'm way early, but I can sure fill [...]

Surrounded by Sakura

I last visited Japan in April 2010 to fulfil my birthday wish of "wanting to be surrounded by cherry blossoms" (oh, dear Aries child!). Thankfully my Mum indulged me and luckily she had always wanted to visit Japan. All the reports indicated it was going to be an early cherry blossom season that year. Meaning [...]