Leilani R. Gobaleza

Leilani currently resides in the Japanese countryside, where she works as an English teacher and freelance writer. She is a lover of history and literature.

Articles By Leilani R.

Luxurious Summer Soirées at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo

We can’t all be on a 24-hour champagne diet, but three’s not so bad. From six to nine on selected evenings, you can indulge in...

June 5, 2015 | Food & Drink

Light and Modern Italian Fare at Fiorentina, Roppongi Hills

After a 7 a.m. start in Tokyo, my partner and I settled on the idea of something easy, romantic, and Italian for dinner. Luckily, we...

October 31, 2014 | Food & Drink

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Other Kansai Magic

At 24, I finally received my acceptance letter to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It only cost me ¥6,980 and instead of arriving...

September 18, 2014 | Families

Ladurée Salon de Té, Nihonbashi

After a spot of shopping in Tokyo’s Ginza district, I was lured into Ladurée to try some of the world’s most famous macaroons. Unfortunately and...

September 8, 2014 | Food & Drink

Three Tides Tattoo, Jingumae

Tokyo may be notorious for its loud fashion and otaku culture, ranging from anime and manga enthusiasts to reki-jo (female history connoisseurs), but many locals...

August 26, 2014 | Lifestyle

Le Salon Jacques Borie, Shinjuku

No matter how deep our desires are to cultivate our taste buds, we travelers and expats know the feeling of wanting something familiar all too...

August 11, 2014 | Food & Drink