Good Eats: Sougo (Tokyo)

Tokyo is enjoying a vegetarian revolution. When I lived here seven years ago, finding healthy food - TRULY vegetarian or organic food - was a bit of a challenge. Fast forward the clock and in the Tokyo of today, you can't go more than ten yards without tripping over a juice stand, an eatery serving... Continue Reading →

Experience: Temple Stay on Koyasan (Mt Koya)

One of the attractions of visiting the religious complex of Koyasan in Wakayama Prefecture is the chance to stay in a¬†shukubo, a temple lodging. Guests are treated to Buddhist vegetarian cuisine and can participate in morning prayer services. But not all shukubo are created equal. Here is my personal experience from January 2015. Winter was... Continue Reading →

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