Catching up with myself…

Catching up with myself…

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 […]

Food Glorious Food…. on a Zenbu Tour!

Ever wondered what kind of deliciousness we get upto on a Zenbu Tour? The answer is pretty much anything and everything… as long as it is great!  Japanese food is so varied  – from the simple to the sublime, from the traditional and true to creative contemporary.  When travelling with Zenbu Tours we want to ensure […]

Zenbu Wa-Mono Tour 2017

Zenbu Wa-Mono Tour 2017

Zenbu Tours is offering two very special Luxury Cuisine & Culture Tours for early 2017   Hey Folks, it seems that most of our lovely clients who are interested in this tour are keen for it to happen in 2018 rather than 2017 so we’ll be postponing this tour until then – if you would like […]

ZENBU TOURS 2017… coming soon

ZENBU TOURS 2017… coming soon

Newsflash! Dates just announced – go HERE for details! Greetings All ! I’m  just back from a wonderful time in Japan hosting several successful winter tours including a a couple of fun private day tours with grown up family groups. It’s always a pleasure for me to meet new people but it’s also a very lovely […]

Sayonara Zenbu Zen 2016..

Sayonara Zenbu Zen 2016..

I’m feeling like a farmer sans his or her favourite sheep. My lovely group and I have just finished an incredible 15 days together on the Zenbu Zen (plus) tour 2016. Alone for the first time in many months  I’m enjoying the quiet of a friend’s apartment overlooking Kyoto’s handsome rooftops and humble mountain safety-rim but […]

Japanese Cuisine and Culture Tour Jan 9-20. Almost Sold Out.

A big HELLO to all who have expressed an interest in our January Tour ! This is just to let you know that we ONLY HAVE 3 PLACES LEFT for the ZENBU ZEN 9-20 January 2016 Tour.  Scratch that – there is now only ONE SPOT LEFT! Is it meant for you?? So if you’ve been […]

Culinary Tourism

Recently I was a guest on Pete Dillon’s excellent Cravings Programme on Joy 94.5 where I got to chat with him and the delicious Tony Tan about  CULINARY TOURISM To hear me raving on about Kyoto and my Zenbu Tours tune in around the 25 minute mark… If you’d like to join the Zenbu Zen […]

Kanazawa Weekend

In an attempt to escape Kyoto’s increasingly insane heat in Early August a couple of years back we decided to take a mini-break to gorgeous Kanazawa. Had we known it was in the middle of a heatwave and it would feel every bit as hot and humid as Kyoto we might have chosen elsewhere. Like Lapland. […]