Blog’s best of 2016!

It’s that time of year again when I round up my favourite things that found their way onto Sophie’s Japan Blog this year! Blog-wise, I think 2016 has been a busy and exciting year. World politics-wise, I’d say not so much. I hope 2017, 2018 and the years to come will be kind to everyone…

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who follows my blog, all the wonderful companies who supplied fantastic prizes and the events who invited me along as press!

Below are 2016’s winners and runners-up, with links to their very own blog posts. So, you can catch up on any posts you missed!

Destination of the year


Winner: Kobe

Runner-up: Fukuoka

Book of the year


Winner: Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima

Runner-up: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

Anime of the year


Winner: Ergo Proxy

Runner-up: Haibane Renmei

Film of the year


Winner: Your Name by Makoto Shinkai

Runner-up: Uzumasa Limelight by Ken Ochiai

Restaurant of the year


Winner: Roka Aldwych

Runner-up: Kurobuta

Event of the year


Winner: MCM London Comic Con October 2o16

Runner-up: Doki Doki Manchester Japanese Festival

Performance of the year

Photo credit: Richard Davenport

Photo credit: Richard Davenport

Winner: Kiki’s Delivery Service at Southwark Playhouse

Runner-up: Noh Reimagined at King’s Place

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