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TOP 10 KYOTO

TOP 10 KYOTO

top 10 kyoto is the result of my 3 trips to the city. to get a proper feel of this extraordinary place, i would recommend at least a few days. my top 10 has enough options for you to choose from and get to know the place. kyoto has one foot in the past and...
THE BEST STARBUCKS IN THE WORLD

THE BEST STARBUCKS IN THE WORLD

this is one of the best places i found in japan!
IOAN LIVIU ORLETCHI - THE WORLD THROUGH HIS LENS

IOAN LIVIU ORLETCHI – THE WORLD THROUGH HIS LENS

my friend liviu introduced me to tokyo: without him things would have never been the same! thank you, liviu! born in romania, he left the country for canada in ’87 only to move to tokyo in ’94 and become a full-fledged tokyoite. he divides his time between being an english teacher and a restless globe trotting free...
MANGA-RELATED

MANGA-RELATED

i usually hate cgi models of how future buildings are going to look like. but this project in china got my attention as it will be a comic and animation museum. think how much fun that can be! in march this year, i visited once again the manga museum in kyoto. it’s pretty much a...
LUXURY CAPSULE HOTEL

LUXURY CAPSULE HOTEL

i know, it sounds like a paradox. but it is the concept of 9h from kyoto: limited space, but high quality services and products. the pod can only be used for a maximum of 17 hours, but the recommended time is 9 hours. they even have a formula for this: 1 h shower, 7 hours sleep and 1...

TOKYO day 4

more art: the husein chalayan exhibition in the museum of contemporary art. i loved it. i also liked the regular collection of the museum and the beautiful basement bistro. they were recycling silver cutlery from the hilton. cool! and then: la piece de résistance: anish kapoor in a tiny gallery in ueno. i could have...
VISITING KYOTO - DAY 2

VISITING KYOTO – DAY 2

visiting kyoto, day 2. it was my second and last day in kyoto.

KYOTO – part 1

i spent my first day in kyoto with esther, a girl who has Japanese parents and they all live in the us. she was spending time in japan in order to re-connect to her roots. we first visited the arts and crafts museum and then the manga museum. we visited temples and shrines, the philosopher’s...

KANAZAWA – part 2

Fortunately, my second day in Kanazawa was sunny. I visited the Arts and Crafts Museum, the Kanazawa Castle Park and the very well-groomed Kenrokuen park. In the afternoon, I left to Kyoto. My host’s English sucked so I was worried. When I arrived at the meeting point, he was not there. I waited for a...