The Four of Hearts

Number 17 – See the firefly squid in Japan (Four of Hearts) – Tuesday 4th April 2017

Squid that light up and glow in the sea? It can’t actually be real though right? It’s just one of those very well photo-shopped images. We’ve all read and seen those articles of the most amazing things in the world; normally we read them at our office desk whilst pretending to do work, or maybe even on the toilet. Don’t pretend you haven’t. But last year I remember seeing one particular picture that looked too good to be true.Read More »

The Traditional Wonder of Kyoto

Number 6 – Live in Tokyo (the 6 of Clubs) – Part 5

Kyoto

Aside from Tokyo, I think Kyoto is probably the next most popular destination in Japan for tourists, especially around this time of year. I actually juggled my trip around in order to maximise my chances of seeing the cherry blossoms in full bloom, but unfortunately you cannot predict nature and they are blooming late this year. Nevertheless, I had a great few days here and Kyoto definitely shows off a different side of Japan. Read on to find out more.Read More »

Osaka

Number 6 – Live in Tokyo (the 6 of Clubs) – Part 4

Osaka

It’s always the first sentence that bugs me when writing a new post. How on Earth am I going to get you interested enough to read on? I haven’t yet found the answer, but read on anyway, there’s some fun stuff in this one. I recently spent a week in Osaka, which was pretty awesome; once again I’m not going to do a rundown day by day of what you should be doing, because if you visit you’ll want to make your own itinerary etc. but what follows are some great recommendations, and what I did whilst I was there.Read More »