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…

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…

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…