I was in Japan for two weeks at the end of June/start of July for a combination of work and recreation – as always took lots of pictures so here is a selection. I haven’t updated this blog in a while so to be honest, I think I may have missed a trip here – I was there last November as well. If people are interested, I’ll see if I can dig out some pictures from that trip too. Enjoy.
Interested in visiting Tokyo on a culinary adventure? Well, I’ve a feature in the current edition of Food & Wine Magazine on Tokyo that might be of interest.
(Pic courtesy of the Japan Tourist Board.)
Unfortunately, it’s not online but you can get it in shops in Ireland now. I may post it up here once the magazine is off the retail shelves, but in the mean time, if you’re interested you can do that old fashioned thing and go buy a copy.
A friend of mine shot and posted this very beautiful piece of video on vimeo. It’s of the mountain town of Nikko in Japan, a famous tourist attraction a few hours north of Tokyo. I go there a fair bit when I’m visiting that country as it serves as a sort of antidote to the concrete modernity of Tokyo itself.
It’s also possible to just get lost in the woods and hear nothing but birds and insects, and know you’re not in a city park surrounded by Starbucks outlets and high speed trains.