Reviews

Seike Yuba Kyoto The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Seike Yuba (Tofu Skin) Restaurant, Kyoto

​​You know soybeans. You’ve even cultivated a taste for tofu. Well, now there’s another high nutritional variant for you to discover: yuba. Aka tofu skin. ​​I recently tried yuba for the first time…

Secret Moments of Maikos Philippe Marinig The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Secret Moments of Maikos

​The allure and enigma of geisha, Japan’s professional female entertainers, is the subject of endless articles, haiku, Pinterest posts, YouTube videos, books and photographs. With the influx of tourists into Kyoto…

Sunshine Cafe, Osaka The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Sunshine Cafe, Osaka

An excellent selection of global coffees is the main draw at Sunshine Cafe, Osaka. Beans are sourced from local collectives around the world, ranging from Brazil, Ethiopia and including lesser-known…

Review: Diary of A Tokyo Teen

Review: Diary of A Tokyo Teen

Helpfully and explicitly subtitled “A Japanese-American girl travels to the land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes“, Diary of A Tokyo Teen by Christine Mari Inzer is a vivid…

Cafe Keshipearl, Kobe

Cafe Keshipearl, Kobe

Not far from the business district in the harbour city Kobe, and 5 minutes or so walk from Sannomiya JR station, unassumingly tucked away on a first floor you can…