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UCC Coffee Museum – Kobe, Japan

UCC Coffee Museum Learn the History of Coffee with Tasting included I heard about the UCC Coffee Museum through a blog post. It sounded like a good hands-on opportunity to further my knowledge in coffee production and tasting. I presumed there would be a cafe there too, but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality… Read more »

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Namtastic Gourmet and Cafes

Namtastic Gourmet and Cafes Recommended Cafes in Kansai Brooklyn Roasting Company Series Brooklyn Roasting Company Kitahama Brooklyn Roasting Company Expo City (Suita) South Swell (Hommachi) Brooklyn Roasting Company Namba Takamura Wine and Coffee Roasters (Higobashi) UCC Coffee Museum – (Kobe) Northshore Cafe and Dining (Kitahama) PompomPurin Cafe Osaka (Umeda Hankyu) Mondial Kaffee 328 Mondial Kaffee 328… Read more »

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Nakanoshima Rose Garden, Osaka Japan 中ノ島バラ園

There’s a wonderful Rose Garden on Nakanoshima, a 3km long sandbank between Umeda and Yodoyabashi in Osaka, Japan. When the flowers were blooming I took the opportunity to practice some macro photography with my SONY RX100M3. Cloudy Skies in Yodoyabashi I took this shot on the way to the Nakanoshima Rose Garden. Reach for the… Read more »

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MaoMaoTV – The Richest Ramen in Japan

MaoMaoTV – The Richest Ramen in Japan This was actually the first video I filmed with MaoMaoTV, Mao’s introduction to her favourite Ramen shop in Kyoto. Mao speaks in Chinese in the video, but she adds subtitles in English and Japanese in editing. I don’t understand Chinese, so while we were filming I didn’t really… Read more »

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PomPomPurin Cafe Osaka ポムポムプリンカフェ 梅田店 阪急三番街

PomPomPurin Cafe Osaka ポムポムプリンカフェ 梅田店 阪急三番街 If you’re looking for a fun cafe with a cuddly Japanese pudding character, look no further than the PomPomPurin Cafe in Umeda, Osaka. ポムポムプリンカフェ 梅田店 阪急三番街 PomPomPurin is a character created by Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty. I thought he was a big pudding who enjoyed eating himself, much like Anpanman. However,… Read more »

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The 5th Kyoto Photowalk with Daijyoubu! Photography

Thanks to a link posted by Cristobal Padilla on GooglePlus, I had the pleasure of joining a very large group of keen photographers at the 5th Photowalk in Kyoto. This Kyoto Photowalk event was hosted by Javier Montano of Daijoubu! Photography. Shrine Master Photography advice: Don’t walk away after the first shot; move and explore… Read more »

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Berries and Pipes

This photo was processed in HDR, then I added a filter from Snapseed. I liked the texture on the pipe originally, but I couldn’t get enough clarity out of the Snapseed app. I’ll be trying more, different effects in the future.