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Hotel Mume. Kyoto, Japan. January 2013

Arriving in Kyoto for the very first time on the shinkansen from Hiroshima was an incredible thrill. Catching a cab from the station to the stunning riverside boutique Hotel Mume nestled in the old Gion district with a soundtrack of David Bowie’s Japanese instrumentals playing […]

Shopping mall chic. Sapporo, Japan. December 2012

Japan’s fourth-largest city, Sapporo, is famed for it’s beer and it’s February Snow Festival but we arrived during Christmas week with a clear mind and no expectations of what was in store for us. As our plane touched down on the bleak, snow-covered tarmac we were […]

Room with a view. Niseko, Japan. January 2013

A red poinsettia framed in the window sill greets the Boxing Day sore heads as beech trees are weighed down by yet another overnight snowfall in the picturesque ski resort of Niseko. In some of the coldest reaches of north western Japan on the island of […]