Japan Guide

A guide to Japan from sweets to meals and even travel :)

Quirky Cool Japan

Strawberry Cheesecake Kit Kat





Umeda Osaka




  • Ippudo (Highly recommended) – one of my favourite ramen places
  • Ichiran (Highly recommended) – a ramen restaurant that is “the perfect place for people that hate people”


Fushimi Inari




  • Menya Musashi (Recommended) – tsukemen (dipping ramen noodles) that were delicious
  • Tsuta – the first Michelin star ramen restaurant

Mt Fuji




Western Honshu – Miyajima and Hiroshima


Itsukushima Shrine

14 comments for “Japan Guide

  1. January 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    This page is great! :D Fae.

    • January 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Thanks Fae! I’m hoping to update it with all the places I’ve been to and all the reviews I’ve written. It’s gonna b a long process >.<

  2. March 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I’m going to OSAKA AND KYOTO in a month! this is GREAT help! thanks so much. you know where i can find more review in english for pastry places(like la patisserie des reves) in osaka and kyoto? and your pictures are mouth watering. i have to buy a new laptop ;)

    • March 9, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Thank you :) I haven’t come across any reviews for pastry places in Japan. I usually found out about them from word of mouth from my Japanese friends, wandering around and stumbling across them or I search the store’s main site to see if they have a shop near me :)

      • March 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm

        I see, but your blog is such a good help. The tea ceremony one, i’m definitely going! looks awesome.

        • March 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

          Oh yay, great tell me how it goes! The tea ceremony was one of my favourite memories. It converted me into a matcha lover for life XD

  3. Dori
    April 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Hey there

    Cool blog with great info on sweet treats.

    Quick question, where did you capture the photo of Mount Fuji you show under tokyo? Looks like there’s a bit of hiking involved. . .



    • April 3, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Thank you for the kind words Dori! I took the photo at Owakudani, Hakone – wasn’t too much a hike because we took a cable car up to Owakudani and then a short walk around the place. Hakone is a beautiful place :)

  4. September 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    oooh, so excited to have found this section of your fab blog! Am off to Japan VERY soon [beyond excited] so thrilled to see the recommendations for Kyoto :) Don’t suppose any of these places do decent coffee? I’ve been warned about coffee in a can but I am an out & proud coffee snob :)

    • September 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you for the kind words :D Haha to be honest never had a decent coffee in Japan – Starbucks started tasting good to me yikes! Good to be back in good old Adelaide with their amazing coffee <3

  5. June 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I’d love to go through this list when I have more time! You take amazing pictures and enjoyed reading some of your posts!

  6. Anna
    November 5, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I’m so happy I’ve found your blog just weeks out of my Japan holiday! :D

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