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Japan 2015: Kotohira

Japan 2015: Kotohira

It may be the end of April, and the cherry blossom has been and gone in most parts of Japan, but I’m still thinking about last autumn! On 10th December I continued my journey in Shikoku and travelled to Kotohira (琴平), where I would spend one night. Kotohira is a small town in Kagawa Prefecture … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 4

A to Wa of Japan: Week 4

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with い (i) and we looked at Izumo-taisha (出雲大社) and Inarizushi (いなり寿司). This week we are looking at things beginning with う (u), and I’d like to thank everyone who joined in with suggestions. AK suggested umeboshi (梅干し / pickled plums); Zooming Japan suggested … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Koya

One of the marks of a good Japanese restaurant in the UK is whether or not Japanese people eat there. I went to London’s Koya the other night, under recommendation from Japanese friends. Stepping into the small, slightly cramped restaurant felt like stepping into Japan. The smell, the atmosphere, the decor – it was all … Continue reading