Alexandra Homma

Originally from Bulgaria, Alexandra came to Japan as a teenager and has—as of 2015—officially spent half of her life here, studying, working and enjoying Japan’s culture and outdoors. A true lover of coffee, her hobby is exploring Tokyo's cafes, and she doesn't mind a train ride of two or three hours just for a sip of a carefully dripped, hot, black cup of java.

Articles By Alexandra

Redefining Art With Pen and Ink Artist Rieco Komiya

For someone like me, whose paintings back in high school were good for nothing other than be placed in dark, horror house setups during school...

May 12, 2016 | Art & Culture, Lifestyle

Tantanmen Gomaru: Ramen for Women

Up until a few years ago, ramen—the high-calorie, late-night noodle bowl or quick lunch choice mostly favored by Japan's salarymen—would not normally be associated with...

February 26, 2016 | Food & Drink

Tokyo’s Top Five Onsen Style Spas

After several months of oddly warm winter, the temperatures have finally cooled off, which for many of us means the urge to take a relaxing...

February 16, 2016 | Health & Beauty

Daikanyama’s Mottainai Farm Radice Tackles Japan’s Food Waste

Japan is often admired for its exquisite presentation of food, which is achieved with a notoriously meticulous perfectionism and style. Whether it’s sushi, sweets, fruit,...

February 12, 2016 | Food & Drink

Five Simple Tips for a Heavenly Night’s Sleep

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. It’s past midnight, you’re lying in bed, physically exhausted, nowhere near close to sleeping. Your mind rehearses tomorrow’s long to-do list while...

December 29, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Tokyo’s Top Five Cafes for Book Lovers

Sometimes nothing can replace the luxury of spending an afternoon in the company of a good book and a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Luckily,...

December 28, 2015 | Food & Drink

Shopping at Setagaya Boroichi, Tokyo’s Largest Flea Market

Shopping at posh department stores in Tokyo certainly has its cool vibe, but if you’re in search of something old and gold that won’t cost...

December 23, 2015 | Lifestyle