Info Bites: Sushi restaurants

[GR] Που λέτε, το πιο εξαιρετικό σούσι το έχω φάει σε τοσοδούλικα συνοικιακά καταστήματα σε τυχαία μέρη της πόλης.
[EN] The best sushi I’ve ever eaten in my life can be found in small neighborhood shops at random locations in the city.

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Roadtrip to Narai-juku in Nagano

As the holiday of Culture Day draws near, every year without fail, I’m planning a road trip. And every year, without fail, the planning is going to be so last…

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Κιότο για πρωτάρηδες

Λοιπόν, λοιπόν, λοιπόν, τα σύνορα της Ιαπωνίας ξανάνοιξαν για τους τουρίστες. Τη στιγμή που γράφω αυτές τις γραμμές, το Κιότο βουλιάζει από υπερτουρισμό. Επειδή είμαι κουβαρντάς, θα σας δείξω πώς ήταν το Κιότο ακριβώς δύο μήνες πριν, χωρίς τη βαβούρα, για να το απολαύσετε σε όλη του τη δόξα.

Day Hike from Tokyo: Mt. Takao

Back to the basics, because the MOST elementary mountain around Tokyo is none other than Mt. Takao (高尾山). It is tiny (only 599m tall), easily accessible by train and cable car, and has interesting foliage colors all year round.

Visit Engakuji: Autumn in Kamakura

Koyo season is upon us, and probably the best location around Kamakura to marvel at the beauty of autumn leaves is the quiet temple of Engakuji (円覚寺). Today, we’ll stroll around the temple complex and discuss some of the history of the Shogunate of Kamakura and Zen Buddhism.


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Τα νεάκια του insta, οργανωμένα, τακτοποιημένα.

Στα ελληνικά;

Έχουμε! Με πληροφορίες που σπάνια θα βρεις αλλού.

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Hey there! My name is Elena. I started this blog in 2014, as an online scrapbook. Eventually, I started noting down random things happening in my life, travel notes and rants. A lot of the commentary on this blog is from the perspective of a westerner understanding Asia. If you want to support my work, consider donating through Ko-fi. I hope you enjoy this blog!