One of the highlights of our first year on the road is the two months we spent in Japan. We learned to cook udon noodles in Osaka, visited temples in Kyoto, slept in a yurt on the art islands and sung karaoke in Tokyo. It's one of our very favourite places and I know we'll be… Read more of "Two months in Japan (video edition)"
I'm not sure if Tokyo is officially the biggest city in the world, but it feels like it. What surprised me is that the neighbourhoods are all so different. We spent a month in Tokyo – walking, exploring, eating – and these are my favourite areas: Shinjuku That image of Tokyo you… Read more of "A Tokyo neighbourhood guide"
The week before our trip to Japan we watched this Buzzfeed video and couldn't wait to try all 200 KitKat flavours (we had 10 weeks and 3 flavours a day seems pretty reasonable, right?). But it's actually not that easy, you can't just walk into a 7/11 and buy them all. Lots of… Read more of "Japanese KitKat flavours"
There are 80,000 restaurants in Tokyo. Just take a moment to let that sink in (if you need something to compare that to, there are 15,000 in New York). Walking around you really feel it, there is food everywhere. So it's hard to even scratch the surface in a month, but here are… Read more of "Where to eat in Tokyo"
Watching sumo was one of our favourite experiences in Japan. The tradition, the fast-paced matches, the rowdy crowd – it was such good fun. It's actually very easy to get tickets compared to some of the other attractions in Tokyo (I'm looking at you, Studio Ghibli). There are six… Read more of "Sumo wrestling in Tokyo"
Apartments in Tokyo are small, we stayed in one that was the same size as our bathroom in London, with a bed on a raised platform over the tiny kitchen. So if you're planning to do any work in this city, it's pretty important to find a good work space. As well as being good… Read more of "The best cafes to work in Tokyo"