Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens & Ropeway

The Kobe Ropeway is a beautiful mountainside garden located near Shin Kobe Station in Kobe City in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. You can either hike to the top or take a cable car, though the hike is said to take about two hours. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking from the top and even from various points … Continue reading Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens & Ropeway

Starbucks Series: Yuzu Citrus and Tea

A new [temporary] addition to the Starbucks menu! Teavana recently relaunched in Japan with the Yuzu Citrus Tea being one of its forerunners. I am a huge fan of yuzu, so I needed to get my hands on this drink. I was lucky that I only had to buy it once - the iced version … Continue reading Starbucks Series: Yuzu Citrus and Tea

Kakunodate Festival: The thrill of the battle

Finally, a travel article! Kakunodate Festival *This article is also featured here Recently inducted into the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, along with The Tsuchizaki Shinmei Shrine Festival in Akita City and the Hanawa Festival in Kazuno City, the Kakunodate Festival is a float festival located in Semboku, Akita. Floats are crashed into each other in … Continue reading Kakunodate Festival: The thrill of the battle