LEARNING THE ART OF A JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY

When I think of quintessential Japan I think of Geishas and Kimonos and tea ceremonies. I contacted En Tea Ceremony Experience to get an authentic tea cremony experience. I arrived first which gave me special privileges including being the taste tester for the tea ceremony. My spot was on the very left. We sat down […]

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT JAPAN BEFORE YOU GO

  1. It can be VERY expensive However, if you plan to backpack you can get by on about 3000 yen/day (2016) 2. Always know where the nearest 7 eleven is Japan is a cash based society, nobody takes cards (except 7-eleven, fancy stores, some restaurants & large supermarkets)  Besides the post office, 7-eleven is […]

IN ONE DAY SHIBUYA / HARAJUKU / MEIJI JINGU SHRINE

So you’ve made it on the subway at least once, successfully, now you’re ready to tackle Shibuya! Shibuya is the bustling area in Tokyo, similar to times square but locals actually go here. It is famous for the 5 crosswalk simultaneous crossing and neighbouring the famed Harajuku district. I’ll take you to Harajuku, Meiji Jingu […]