Restaurant Review: Shoryu, London

Restaurant Review: Shoryu, London

Shoryu, the tonkotsu ramen restaurant in London, originally launched in November 2012, but it’s taken me until now to check it out. Actually, there are now three Shoryu branches and one take out shop, but I visited the one on Denman Street, just round the corner from the Japan Centre. The restaurant in Soho is … Continue reading

Japan 2014: Toyama & Takaoka

Japan 2014: Toyama & Takaoka

On Thursday 5th June I made a ridiculous journey. It was the kind of journey that, as a travel professional, I would have advised my customers against… but I was determined to fit everything in! So, I travelled from Sendai to Toyama (富山). I left Sendai just after 9am and should have reached Toyama at … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2014 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2014 in Review

Welcome to 2015! It’s hard to believe 2014 is over already – what a year it was! Haikugirl’s Japan has now been running for 7 years and 7 months, and I’ve written a total of 1,205 posts! In 2014 my blog was viewed about 120,000 times, and overall Haikugirl’s Japan has been viewed around 596,400 times! In 2014 I … Continue reading

Japan 2014: Matsushima

Japan 2014: Matsushima

In my last post I wrote about a morning visit to Shiogama (塩釜), and left you waiting for me to move on to Matsushima (松島). So, here goes! After visiting Shiogama Shrine, I made my way back to Hon-Shiogama Station and waited for the next sightseeing boat to Matsushima. It was a dull day, and … Continue reading