Traditional Kyoto Sweets at Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten 鍵善良房 本店 (Gion)


I just got back from Kyoto, and really want to share one of the best-kept secrets among the locals in Gion — Kagizen Yoshifuza. It’s a renowned sweet shop established as long ago as the mid-Edo period, and and has been making traditional Kyoto sweets for hundreds of years! The shop is quaint but elegant, […]

Travel: Kyoto, Japan (Gion, Arashiyama, Fushimi Inari Shrine)


An explosion of colour, Kyoto in Spring truly rejuvenates the soul. The crisp air, the lush green and petals of red, pink and purple line the trees and cobblestone paths. This was my favourite part of my trip to Japan in late April and here’s why. Warning. This post is going to be picture heavy! Gion (祇園) […]

Travel: Must-Eat Spots in Osaka, Japan


Osaka is the Japan’s second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo and is well-known for its modern architecture, bustling nightlife and delicious street food. I took my first-ever solo trip end April and decided to explore the Kansai region with Osaka as a base. I’m not much of a shopper, but I love my food so here are […]