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Kimamaya by Odin

by Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Concierge Peter has worked at Kimamaya by Odin, in Hokkaido, for six years. UK-born, Peter has lived in Japan for almost 10 years, with six of them at Kimamaya by Odin and the previous three years in Japan's south, on the main island of Honshu. Being a small property,  Kimamaya by Odin allows Peter to interact with guests ...

And the Oscar for the best goodie bag goes to…

by Sunday, February 24, 2019

It's Oscar season and the 91st Academy Awards will screen on Channel 9 from midday on Monday, 25 February. But, first, we have to talk... Not about the Best Picture or Best Actress nominees. (Hello Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper!) No, it's time to talk about the extravagant, $US100,000+ nominee "swag" bags, sent to all 25 major nominees ...

Hiroshima visit feeds the soul

by Monday, November 19, 2018

This week’s Guest Traveller, Hugo, spent 10 days in Japan with his wife, and sister. In this article, he shares highlights from his time in Hiroshima, including ‘Japanese soul food’ made with what you like… including cheese! Food: Okonomi ('what you like') yaki ('grill') Termed ‘Japanese soul food’ by foodies, the mighty okonomiyaki is a pancake stuffed ...