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

[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, 稲原ビル

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MariCar in Osaka – Real life Mario Karting

I 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 I’ve

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First Cabin Osaka Namba – Where to stay for Single Female

This 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 booked

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What to eat in Himeji

Although 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 entry

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Visiting Himeji in Spring 2017 – What to See and Do

2 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 the

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What to eat in Kumamoto – Spring 2017

In 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 the

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Visiting Kumamoto in Spring – March 2017

Kumamoto is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and if you have yet to heard of this place, I’m sure you will find their black bear mascot (Kumamon) familiar. Just a brief history of Kumamon – The character has been created as part of a tourism campaign (sounds like Singapore’s Merlion) back in 2010

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