Exploring local neighbourhoods of Tokyo – Nakano and Koenji

Having visited Tokyo five times in the past three years, I’m always on the lookout for new places to explore. I’m pretty much ‘done’ with the usual touristy attractions – Meji Shrine, Skytree, Odaiba, Disneyland – and now I’m trying to find and visit the hidden gems of Tokyo (and greater Tokyo). In my previous trips,

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Buying luxury watches in Tokyo – The Watch Company Nakano

Are you intending to purchase your first luxury timepiece? Why not consider buying it from Japan? With its tax-free shops, dedicated and inspiring customer service, Japan has long been the destination of choice for tourists looking for some serious retail therapy. With recent devaluation of the yen against many foreign currencies, like the Singaporean dollar,

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Visiting Mount Takao in Autumn – Dec 2017

In my recent trip to Tokyo back in December, I only had time for one other exploration (apart from my Kamakura/Enoshima stay). After a long selection, the choice was between Nikko and Mt Takao. I would have gone to Nikko if it snowed (wishful thinking as it was only early December), but sadly there wasn’t

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Hotel in Tokyo with Mt Fuji view – Ascott Marunouchi

I don’t usually get a chance to stay in 5-Star accommodations when I travel (unless it is sponsored) as most of the time, I rather save the money and spend more and travel but this time round, I kind of got greedy and wanted to end my last vacation (out of 9) in a luxurious

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Where to see Mt Fuji – Dec 2017

I guess I’m really super lucky to be given the chance to visit Japan twice this year despite being like super busy in my day job. Maybe it’s kind of like a reward after all that hard work I have done and am still doing. Well, after drawing a ‘bad’ and ‘super bad’ fortune lot

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Illumination in Japan 2017 – Tokyo, Enoshima, Yokohama, Fujisawa

It is always a wonderful time to be in Japan during December (apart from the more expensive air tickets and crowd) as the christmas celebrations over here is pretty intense. I’m not sure how many % of Japanese are actually Christians or Catholics but the concept of ‘Christmas’ has evolved into a celebratory festival among the

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5 things you shouldn’t miss out when you’re in Tokyo

Tokyo, one of Asia’s most bustling cities, will be hosting the Summer Olympics in 2020. Last year, it attracted more than 13.1 million foreign visitors, including myself (I visited in May 2016) and now that I look back, I’ve actually visited Tokyo three times in three years! Despite my frequent visits, Japan still remains as

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Aokigahara Suicide Forest – Kawaguchiko Mt Fuji

I’ve been contemplating on whether to write a blog post about my visit to aokigahara (aka suicide forest) when there are already so many blogs and videos about it but I kind of need to pen down my experiences in order to get them out of my head. Even as I type (2 months on), I can still recall the

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