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The Magical Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama
Travel, Japan

The Magical Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama

I visit the famed Bamboo groves of Arashiyama, to experience the magic of the sacred grove I’m in Arashiyama near Kyoto, walking through the famed bamboo groves. The region is famous for its awe inspiring bamboo groves and has featured in many a selfie. I decided to experience this first […]

Japan’s “Kawaii” manhole covers
Travel, Art, Cities, Japan, Photo Essays

Japan’s “Kawaii” manhole covers

In this photo series, we take a look at some of the Kawaii (cute in Japanese) manhole covers I’m sure I got some pretty weird stares on the sidewalks of Japan. After all, I spent quite some time staring down at my camera focussed at my feet in the middle […]

Hunting for the Higonokami in Kyoto
Travel, Japan

Hunting for the Higonokami in Kyoto

This week, I recount the hunt for the iconic higonokami pocket knife on the streets of Kyoto. Souvenirs come in all shapes and sizes. A little while ago I wrote about some cheap and unique souvenir suggestions for your trips. Well, I also have a rather unique souvenir collection – […]

The Cheapest Sushi you will ever eat
Travel, Japan

The Cheapest Sushi you will ever eat

Sushi at under Rs. 100 a plate? And that too with an amazing choice? Sounds too good to be true? Join me and venture into the crazy world of “conveyor belt” sushi in Tokyo. Ever since I tasted sushi in Manila, I’ve been a big fan of it. From my […]

The Ghosts of Kanmangafuchi
Adventure, Japan

The Ghosts of Kanmangafuchi

We wander along the eerie pathways of the Kanmangafuchi Abyss in the idyllic heritage town of Nikko, in search of ghosts. Nikko, about 150 km to the north of Tokyo, makes for an interesting day trip (or even an weekend) from Tokyo. The picturesque town of Nikko has waterfalls, world […]

Of Fishes and Fish Markets …
Travel, Japan

Of Fishes and Fish Markets …

The market was practically empty by the time I reached there. The shutters were downing and the shop owners tallying up the morning’s sale.  It was my second day in Tokyo and the jet lag was finally getting to me. I had originally planned to wake up at about 07:00 […]