People who know me well also know that I yearn for the winter months in the way many people pine for hot summer days. And it turns out I’m not as much of an enigma as fellow Aussies would have me believe. Most people who join our winter cuisine and culture tours (check out the wonderful […]
I like to visit Ohara as regularly as I can. It’s just north of Kyoto city – about an hour in the bus from Kyoto station but feels so much further away. I love the local farming atmosphere and the greenery but the main reason I venture to Ohara is to visit Sanzen in (temple) […]
Disclaimer – this post was stolen from our other blog (eatspeakjl.blogspot.com) and was written in 2015 – but we just stumbled across it and thought we’d share! Recently (please see above!) we took a short visit to Kurashiki and Okayama city from Kyoto. From Okayama city we rode the very short yellow train below to the sleepy […]
Every so often we get swept away with the colour in Japan. We cannot tell a lie. In fact it’s an every day occurrence whether we are in situ or looking at 30 something years worth of Japan travel photos. Or merely dreaming. Last week it was green, or Midori, over at Zenbu Home and […]
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 […]
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), […]
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 […]