Review: Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s Design museum celebrates the history of Danish and international design in an elaborate rococo building. Here’s my review of a visit I paid on Sunday 6th October 2019. Exterior Our visit was brief since we’d taken a later than planned Copenhagen canal tour and had a lunch booking at Aamaan’s establishment at 12:30 that day; we pretty much ran […]

One day in Arashiyama, Japan Review

I’d visited Arashiyama before but didn’t get to explore the area properly because I went when everything was closed and the sky was darkening, so I was looking forward to seeing the place during normal tourist hours on a beautiful crisp Wednesday morning. Wedding Photography First thing I noticed? This place was really popular for wedding photos. They were just […]

Half day in Iga Ueno, Japan Review

Iga Ueno is the historical home of one of Japan’s two leading ninja schools during the feudal era and to this day attracts visitors to its famous Ninja Museum. The most memorable exposure I had to ninjas was the anime Nintama Rantarou which was a very cute show about a group of hapless ninja trainees and their adventures. Anime such as […]

Half Day in Okayama City, Japan Review

Okayama is one of those places in Japan that never quite hit the top 5 lists, sitting somewhat comfortably in around 13th place for best cities to visit. You get the standard popular cities such as Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo and Hiroshima; then the further flung places such as Sapporo, Sendai and Okinawa. However its convenient location as a major transportation […]

Half day in Himeji, Japan review

I’m a low-key fan of fancy homes, palaces and castles and generally visit at least one during any trip abroad because I enjoy seeing the kind of lives the top 5% lead. Unfortunately I hadn’t visited any in my previous trips to Japan; Tokyo Imperial Palace generally didn’t allow visits and Osaka castle didn’t seem very unmissable or traditional; this […]