The Art of Saving Money in Japan

Both for me and for Yosuke, this is the first cohabitation. We are both damned wimps when it comes to taking care of the other person, but we are definitely trying to do our best and when we make some mistakes we laugh together (for now). It happens, in fact, especially talking about money, to…

Japanese Pop Food Culture: Instant Ramen

Japan = Ramen They are a perfect match and as well the reason why many people can not wait to come to this country: enjoy delicious noodles in a bowl enriched with a tasty hot broth. Ramen is comparable to a small universe of flavors enclosed in a ceramic bowl, is just impossible to resist…

Food Discovery: a Small Taste of Kyoto Nishiki Market!

Arrived in Kyoto means immerse yourself in what we all consider the true Japanese culture. Monumental temples that leave you breathless, hotels overlooking the river that are so reminiscent of the movie Ghibli “The Enchanted City”, Geisha crossing the road as they go or come back from work (if you are obviously lucky – to…

The Cost of Living A Long Distance Relationship

After one month from the meeting with the person who would later become my fiancé, I was already on a plane that brought me back to Italy. I am Italian, he is Japanese. Getting home was the worst thing ever. Now we are happy, we live together in Japan and we have projects, but before…

Japanese Autumn Taste: Daigaku Imo (Caramelized Sweet Potatoes)

Autumn in Tokyo is finally coming and I can just feel happiness! This was probably the most intense summer of our life since now. We said goodbye to our family and friends to move to another country, we changed home, started our first new cohabitation together, …many things have happened. Summer 2018 you have been…