Kyoto – the quiet one.

Kyoto is definitely a must see when you’re visiting Japan, for several reasons. If (like me), you have studied japanese history, it feels simply amazing to be in one of the most important city of the country. If (like me again) you like temples, mindblowing architecture and religious landmarks, that’s the place for you. If […]

Vegan in Japan?

It’s been now three years since I became vegan, and one of the questions I get the most in regards to my lifestyle is how difficult is it to conciliate not eating animals or their by products and traveling. As if there were no fruits, pasta, vegetables and cereals in every country. Now, I’m being […]

Arashiyama.

Japan is a beautiful country. That isn’t breaking news. I don’t think I’m wrong when I assume that the country is on most people’s wishlists. It’s not hard  to see why. The culture is rich, complex and everywhere. Nature is wild, pure and easy to access, even in big cities like Osaka or Tokyo. There’s […]

Kamakura.

It’s been so long since I last blogged. I can’t really explain why. Well I guess I somehow could. After coming back to Paris from the south of France, I hosted a friend of mine for about 3 weeks, during which I helped her write her final dissertation. Then I hosted a german traveler, and […]

Nara.

 Nara left us both with mixed feelings. While we loved Todai-ji, the deer, the house we were staying at and the weather, we found the atmosphere a bit … particular and not as enjoyable as other cities in Japan. I have visited quite a few, from Hiroshima to Fukuoka and Kamakura, and they were all […]