Waiting at Mai Mai Cafe (Photo: Bonson Lam)

Naoshima Street Walk

Cafe hopping on the Art Island

Bonson Lam   - 1 min read

Naoshima may be far from the youthful café capitals of Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka, but it packs a punch when it comes to the variety and the experiences that its cafes and tea houses offer. With a large number of young people from Honshu working in here in the museums, guesthouses and restaurants, there is something for everyone. Konnichiwa Café offers water front views, while Mai Mai with its combination of American/ Hawaii cuisine and fresh local produce draws crowds from near and far.

Bonson Lam

Bonson Lam @bonson.lam

I knew my future was destined to be with Japan the moment I flew from Sydney to experience the atmospheric laneways of Kyoto last century.  I am humbled to have met many distinguished people during this time, especially the national living treasures of Japan, such as the doll maker to the Imperia...