In November of 2017, I got to spend eight days showing my mother why I love Japan so much. Peregrine Adventures were nice enough to let me write about the experience- which turned into a piece that is largely about the food we enjoyed!

My mother is a great traveller. She puts me to shame. By the time we met in Tokyo, she had already been to language school in Venice, eaten the Greek Islands out of feta, and compiled a list of acceptable places for coffee in Paris. Having convinced her to leave Europe and come to Japan, it was my job to make it worthwhile.

With just six nights together, time was short. I decided we’d split our time equally between Tokyo and Kyoto. The focus: culture, and eating. A lot of eating. By the time I was at our Haneda Airport meeting point, I had two loaded Pasmo cards, and a solid game plan.

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