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

5,183 ViewsIt 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

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

3,684 ViewsTokyo, 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

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What I ate in Osaka – Part 2 (March 2017)

2,929 Views[March 2017] Summary of food places I dined at: Takeru serving gyukatsu (deep fried beef cutlet) Rigyu (specialize in beef tongue) Pablo Cafe (famous cheese tart) Luke’s Lobster Genrokuzushi Dotonbori (125Y Sushi) Kobe Beef Burger Kuromon Market Endo Sushi (the best otoro) Rikuro Cheesecake 1. Takeru Address: Japan, 〒556-0005 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi, 3 Chome−8−26,

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MariCar in Osaka – Real life Mario Karting

3,419 ViewsI first saw a video of Mario Karting (in Tokyo) on Facebook few months ago and it has been on my bucket list ever since! Well, here’s my video and I hope that it will make it to your bucket list. March 2017 – I’m glad to strike this off my bucket list and

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First Cabin Osaka Namba – Where to stay for Single Female

2,238 ViewsThis is my 4th trip to Japan in 3 years and I realised that I’ve been trying out various accommodation for singles every time. The first time, I travelled solo to Tokyo for a night and I ended up staying overnight at the Oedo Onsen, where there isn’t a proper bed. The second time, I

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What to eat in Himeji

3,614 ViewsAlthough most people prefer to spend only a day visiting Himeji (especially if you are on a touch-and-go JR Pass) just to explore the castle, it is highly recommended to stay at least 1 night to explore the city in more depth. I’ve blogged about the various places and experiences we did in my previous

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Visiting Himeji in Spring 2017 – What to See and Do

5,472 Views2 years ago, I visited Himeji (and Kobe) as I bought a 7-day JR Pass because of my Osaka-Tokyo return trip. Not wanting to waste the ‘unlimited’ train rides, I visited Himeji and Kobe in an attempt to cover more areas. In my previous trip, I made use of the free bicycle rental from

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What to eat in Kumamoto – Spring 2017

2,700 ViewsIn Japan, eating Horse Meat (also known as Sakura-niku or Cherry Blossom Meat) is a delicacy and Kumamoto Prefecture is very well known for this cuisine. (Just some history) The land near Mount Aso (active volcano, last erupted in April 2016) is filled with green pastures and rich grasslands and horses became in abundance after

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