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Tokyo Take-Homes: Supermarket Snack Food Souvenirs

Tokyo Take-Homes: Supermarket Snack Food Souvenirs

I don’t usually do a Take-Homes post until we’ve been in a place for a while, but Tokyo’s supermarkets and mini-marts are crammed with so many scrummy snack foods, both savoury and sweet, that I’ve found it hard to resist grabbing an armful each time...
Tokyo, Day 1: It’s Not Only About the Sushi

Tokyo, Day 1: It’s Not Only About the Sushi

Our first morning in Tokyo. At 10am in our jet-lagged Lost in Translation state of being, we grab a guidebook off the shelf in our Tokyo apartment to look for somewhere to eat an early lunch. We’d had an awesome meal the night before, our first...
Price Check: a Tokyo Shopping List

Price Check: a Tokyo Shopping List

Shopping is terrific fun in Tokyo, whether you’re browsing the little shops selling handmade hairbrushes in Asakusa or the sleek boutiques specialising in traditional gifts in Tokyo Midtown. But shopping for food in Tokyo is especially good fun, making research for the Tokyo shopping list,...
Our Home Away from Home in Tokyo

Our Home Away from Home in Tokyo

Tokyo wasn’t on our original Grantourismo itinerary. From Venice we were set to head via London to Bangkok, but we cancelled our Thailand plans last month due to the crisis there. We’ve a strong connection to the country and couldn’t imagine doing a cooking course...