It was my first taste of Japan in October 2013, staying in Hotel Chinzanso, known for its luxury garden oasis in the heart of Tokyo. I certainly didn’t mind waking up to a luscious sea of beautiful shades of greenery every morning. It was such an amazing trip, with an itinerary unrealistically packed full of work, temples, shopping, lots of Japanese flavours, Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo and so many more magical things. The highlight of my trip was not just the amazing gardens, the colourfulness of Harajuku or sashimi with the most visually creative platting made up of native Japanese flowers and leafs but Studio Kinwwar, a footwear workshop located about 2 hours out from Tokyo, with the most incredible handmade shoes! To anyone who is curious, Japan is absolutely stunning, breathtaking and super Kawaii.