Backpacker in disguise

Dreamer. Traveller. Food Lover.

Feeding my belly in Japan

It’s impossible to miss a meal in Japan because everywhere you go there is always food staring at you in the face. Whether its a ramen house, sushi bar, izakyaya … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fushimi Inari-taisha

The Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari-taisha) is a Shinto shrine named after the god of rice Inari. It’s one of Kyoto’s oldest and most iconic shrines with over 10,000 vermilion … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

My 10 day Japan itinerary

You may have read from my previous posts that I spent an incredible 10 days exploring Japan, using the Rail Pass to bullet across the country. After returning home and talking … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Robot Restaurant – Shinjuku

I don’t take drugs but after watching a 90 minute show at Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku I’d imagine it would probably give me the same trip. Expect to see a … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle also known as the White Egret Castle is a World Heritage Site. It dates back to 1333AD when Akamatsu Norimura constructed the castle on Himeyama Hill and has since had a … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kinkaku-ji and Arashiyama

On our first day arriving in Kyoto we decided to hit the road running and visit Kinkaku-ji and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. After checking into our ryokan we bought a Kyoto City … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Zauo – Shinjuku

Fish does not get fresher than this. Zauo is a restaurant where you can catch your own fish and decide how you want it cooked. That’s right… you can eat … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kakiya – So shuck’n great!

When I researched places to visit and eat in Japan it became apparent that oysters were the thing to eat in Miyajima and that there were a handful of places with … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tokyo Skytree

We didn’t plan on visiting Tokyo Skytree but everyday when we left our hotel in Asakusa we could see the tower in our eye line standing at 634 meters tall enticing us … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · Leave a comment
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