The Need For Speed?

Being a commuter in Australia has its quirks. Mainly punctuality and reliability issues with trains in some states. Our interstate trains feel slightly faster than the local trains, however, the overall experience and interior is inferior to those you may experience in other countries. Since this blog is about Japan, this post is about the…

While You’re Here…

More than likely, if you are planning a trip to Tokyo, the name Tsukiji Fish Market would have been mentioned as one of the ‘to-do’s. Also you may have heard about the planned move (which had some delays due to various reasons), the temp closure of the market some years back (rumoured to be a…

Hiding in the corner is…

… Winter! It is almost here [Post #2] and tourists from around the world will be flooding into the alpine resorts of Japan for their renowned powder snow and amazing onsens (hot springs). Back in Aussieland, people would drive many hours to get to a decent snow resort, whereas, Japan’s amazing public transport will get…

Winter is almost here!

Winter is arriving… which means lovely snow up in the mountains and winter food will be back in restaurants! Whether you are looking to carb load, protein load, fat load or simply looking for cheap & good food – check this out: One of my favourite dishes, Sukiyaki – commonly found in restaurant chains like…

A Good Life for…

If you’ve roamed the streets of Tokyo before, you may have come across pets that appear to have a better life than humans… such is the luxurious life that pets now have. Some of them don’t even have to walk and get transported in pet prams, handbags, etc. An interesting one is ‘accommodation’ for your…

One of a kind…

To a large majority of folks, it would seem odd to go for a burger in Maccas (McDonald’s) when in a land of amazing healthy tasty food like Japan. However, the Ebi (Prawn) burger here is definitely worth trying. The next time you are near Maccas in Japan, have a bite of this burger and leave your…

Daimaru

Found in the mix of shops and connected buildings in Tokyo station, Daimaru has a variety of food and retail shopping sections (https://goo.gl/maps/oYCH8). The basement level is where the food stuffs are – fresh food, pre-marinated food, packed food (bento, etc), food gifts, coffees, chocs, and much more. There is also a Kit Kat shop…

Instant Satisfaction (Ramen)

Ever craved for some yummy ramen but it’s not a good time to head out to Ichiran Ramen or some other good ramen restaurants? Have no fear, instant ramen is here. Unlike the typical Maggi brands that float around the world, these Japanese Instant Ramen actually hit the spot. And, you can get them easily…

Hello world!

So I have decided to start blogging my adventures as an Aussie Gaijin in the land of the rising sun – Japan. I have only been here for a few months but the experience has been adventurous and plentiful. The food is simply amazing, the people are great and public transport is a class beyond…