Quick guide to children’s TV characters in Japan

If you're here you have probably insulted a 4 year old saying you like their Power Ranger toy. In which they have corrected you by saying it's Kamen Rider and looked at you as though you are the stupidest person on the planet. Even after 4 years here I can't remember all the characters from …

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Arashiyama, Kyoto’s bamboo forest but wait there’s more!

I chose to write about Arashiyama today, not just because I visited it yesterday but because it's an overcrowded place to visit. Like a lot of Kyoto Arashiyama has a lot of tourists... it's like going round Disneyland, where people randomly stop to take photos of each other and have to wait a long time …

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