Jessamine McHugh

London-born Jessamine is an aspiring photojournalist and certified gourmet food addict. An inability to resist trying new things in unusual places has led to some interesting life choices, the most recent of which has brought her to Tokyo: the city where you can enjoy cats with your coffee, and order almost anything wrapped in a crepe.

Articles By Jessamine

Do Fukuoka Like a Local

Fukuoka is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting holiday destinations of 2015: a buzzing art scene, a full nightscape of Michelin stars, world-renowned...

July 16, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Serene Sleep: Stay a Night in a Koyasan Temple

First appear the mist-shrouded mountains, regally rising from the horizon. Then your train races through a towering bamboo grove, each stalk the width of a...

May 7, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Twenty-Four Hours in Kanazawa

From the moment you step off the train, it is clear how proud Kanazawa is of its new Shinkansen. Shinkansen cakes, Shinkansen crackers, and even...

April 23, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

A Sophisticated Cuppa at Hatou, Shibuya

It is a rare and wonderful thing for one’s IQ to jump ten points simply by entering an establishment, but this is certainly the impression...

April 13, 2015 | Food & Drink

Commune 246: Tokyo’s Coolest Outdoor Food Court

If you're looking for gourmet fare in Tokyo, chances are you're inclined to check out one of the vast number of Michelin-starred restaurants the city...

March 27, 2015 | Food & Drink