Earlier this year I had the great pleasure of introducing Fermentation Guru Sandor Katz to just a small snippet of some of Kyoto’s wonders. He was on a mission to try some Funazushi (fermented sushi) so we tracked some down at a shop specialising in foods from neighbouring Shiga prefecture. The Funa part of Funazushi […]
It doesn’t get much better than this. Experience the best of both worlds – blissful Kyoto and electric Tokyo on this deeply inspiring and invigorating 15 day luxury cuisine & culture tour hosted by food & travel writer Jane Lawson and fellow Japanophile Gerard Kambeck.
Fall in love with beautiful Kyoto on this relaxing and inspiring 12 day cuisine & culture tour hosted by food & travel writer Jane Lawson and fellow Japanophile Gerard Kambeck. ZENBU ZEN 2018 Our first tour for 2018, the ever popular and intimate 12 Day ZENBU ZEN Tour, focuses on superbly serene and fascinating Kyoto – Japan’s cultural […]
Well it seems like light years since I published my last blog post here. Things became just a little bit crazy leading up to the 2017 winter tours…. In the latter part of 2016 I’d sold my flat, finished building a new home, slipped in a secret wedding, had two books published and did a bizarre amount […]
Last week I was blissing out on all the calming green of Kyoto and this week I’m seeing RED. Red, white and black that is. Dramatic, graphic, striking and stimulating. In Japanese culture the colour red represents energy and lifeforce ( it also wards off evil spirits – take note when you are in temple/shrine areas), […]
A couple of years ago one of my clients contacted me about coming along on one of my Japanese cuisine and culture tours. She was keen to join us but was concerned as she is coeliac. To be honest I was a little worried too… how the heck was I going to get her around Japan sans gluten?? […]
No matter which season you travel to Kyoto in…. you’ll notice the green. At least you will now. From the depths of winter to the peak of summer Kyoto life remains a calming shade of green in one form or another. I’ve, somewhat embarrassingly, not been completely conscious of it until this very moment – but […]
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