THE TRAVEL JUNKIE IN ANA HOLIDAY INN SENDAI – We have travelled a lot but we had never been to Tohoku, so Sendai seemed like the perfect place for our trip to the continent and it has inadvertently taken a little spot in our hearts. Sendai was… Continue Reading

DINNER IN ICHIBANCHO, SENDAI – During our last visit to Sendai we went to a local restaurant in Ichibancho area. We came across a totally refurbished space, filled with lots of light and very welcoming. The menu is full of delicious things. If… Continue Reading

EXPLORE MATSUSHIMA BAY – Matsushima has been long celebrated as a place of romance, spirituality and elegance. Come for the landscape of 260 pine-covered islands. Uncover the stories behind the mysterious caves, three red bridges, and centuries-old temples. Take a leisurely walk… Continue Reading

VISITING GODAIDO TEMPLE, MATSUSHIMA – After walking around Matsushima Retro Gallery, we went all the way up to Godaido Temple. This is a must-see symbol of Matsushima. It was founded in 807 and reconstructed by Date Masamune in 1604. It is named for… Continue Reading

MORI NO GOHANYA CHERISH, SENDAI IZUMI PREMIUM OUTLETS – I had the absolute pleasure of eating at Mori No Gohanya Cherish, Sendai Izumi Premium Outlets. Anyway despite all the fanfare, I arrived and there was absolutely no sense of a pretentious, pompous, self congratulating “We are SO… Continue Reading

DISCOVER SENDAI CASTLE – A few weeks ago we spent a couple of days in Sendai. We love visiting different spots in Tohoku and especially those that we haven’t been to before. Sendai Castle is the must-go to area to visit in… Continue Reading

THE TRAVEL JUNKIE IN MIYAGI ZAO ROYAL HOTEL – We love traveling and there’s so many different ways of doing it. You can go on a trip to explore new places or to onsen in the Miyagi Zao Royal Hotel. You can travel to have fun with… Continue Reading

GUIDE TO MIYAGI ZAO KOKESHI MUSEUM – In the modern Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Museum, there are many intersting areas, including an exhibition hall exhibiting Kokeshi dolls from across the country, a booth where demonstrations are given by Kokeshi artisans, an experience area where travel junkies… Continue Reading

TOHOKU KOKESHI PAINTING CLASS – We mentioned in our previous video that Tokyo was a city from the future, but our visit to Miyagi Zao helped us learn a little bit more about Japan’s traditional side. We came across one of the most… Continue Reading

BETWEEN OKAMA CRATER AND ZAO ECHO LINE, TOHOKU – JAPAN – We travelled to Okama Crater, a circle lake surrounded by the three mountains of the Zao Mountain Range and we saw some of the most beautiful spots that the Zao Echo Line of approximately 26 km in total… Continue Reading

JAPANESE ONSEN ETIQUETTE – Hot springs, or onsen, are a big deal in Miyagi Zao Royal Hotel, Japan. onsen are comprised of volcanic spring water that’s full of natural minerals, giving health benefits like clearer skin, detoxification and even weight loss (it’s… Continue Reading

HIROSAKI PARK CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING, AOMORI – We love visiting different spots in Japan and especially those that we haven’t been to before, it always makes us think that travel changes you and how you see the world. It helps you thing big. Hirosaki Park… Continue Reading