Visiting Kumamoto in Spring – March 2017

4,721 ViewsKumamoto 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

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Hakone Ryokan – Shinanoki Ichinoyu

2,232 ViewsDeciding on which ryokan to stay in Hakone was not easy. We had too many considerations in mind: Max $400/room ($200/pax) with Half Board Option (Dinner + Breakfast provided) Private onsen Location must be convenient enough for us to proceed to Kawaguchiko the next morning Mt Fuji View After scanning through almost all the

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Aokigahara Suicide Forest – Kawaguchiko Mt Fuji

6,240 ViewsI’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

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Magical Disneysea on a Rainy Day

4,671 ViewsI visited Disneysea on a 100% forecast rainy day; thinking that the rainwater would make the Disneysea experience more authentic. yea right. Well, the truth was that we couldn’t change any of the planned itinerary; but on a hindsight, every cloud has a silver lining! Advantages of a Rainy Day The queues are shorter for rides The queues

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SHINee Tokyo Dome 2016

6,800 ViewsI was really thankful to have the chance to attend a Tokyo Dome concert again (in the span 2 years). Having visited the same Dome last year, I was a lot less panicky and excited as I kind of knew what to expect. There were several surprises and disappointments which I will share in the

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Tsukiji Market – Hello, Goodbye & See You Again

1,957 ViewsSince last year, I’ve heard many people talking about the closure shifting of Tsukiji Market. Before I did my research, I thought that the entire Tsukiji was going to close and I was somewhat bidding farewell to Tsukiji during my trip. I was feeling pretty sian as I thought that all my favourite food will be

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