Tag Archives:


Soaking up rural Japan at Yuya Onsen

It’s 5am and I can’t sleep. With blurry eyes I get up and decide to take a bath. I shuffle through the hotel in my slippers, pull back the shoji leading to the onsen and prepare for my outdoor soak. The temperature outside is near freezing and steam is dancing on the top of the […]

Kyoto – Discover the real Japan

I have been to Japan a few times, but my trips have been restricted to Tokyo and its surrounding areas. However this August I finally made it to Kyoto, a dream destination for many travelers. The former capital is consistently ranked No. 1 in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Cities in 2015. This hot spot […]