Namakemono (no pan-ya) is an unusual bakery near my home that bakes amazing European style bread. The name itself translates to the “Lazy Baker” but that’s not at all true as you can see. I first discovered this place about 6 months after I arrived in Japan and whenever I’m here in Japan I make sure I have a supply. Usually… Read More Namakemono – The "Lazy Baker"
Penny Lane Café & Bakery is a famous cafe, not far from home in the Nasu Highlands. Mostly its famous for its pastries, and its overt Beatles theme, or obsession. Set in a lovely location in the mountains maybe a 40 minute drive from here. The breads and cakes are truly scrumptious and there are indoor… Read More Penny Lane Bakery & Cafe, Nasu Highlands