Posted on May 27, 2011

Quick Japan-fixes in London

I spent the day in London yesterday because I had some meetings at recruitment agencies (still no job… sigh). While I was there, I took the opportunity to get some quick Japan-fixes… First, I accidentally ordered a Matcha Chiller in Eat. I know, I know. How can you “accidentally” order something?! Well, I was thinking … Continue reading


Still on April 19th, I moved on from Hase-dera and made my way to Enoshima. Enoshima is a tiny island which is only about 4km in circumference, and it’s not far away from Kamakura. In order to get to Enoshima, I had to take the Enoden train from Hase Station (right near Hase-dera) in Kamakura … Continue reading

Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese)

Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese) is one of the best websites available for tips on how to survive in Japan when your Japanese isn’t quite up to scratch yet. The website, created by the lovely Ashley Thompson, covers everything from tampons to teaching, mosquitos to mail – and all in amazing detail. I’m mentioning this … Continue reading