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Goryokaku Tower and The Star of Hakodate

I’ve visited many observatory decks around the world, but the view from Goryokaku Tower in Hakodate, Hokkaido remains one of the most unique I’ve ever seen. So much so that when I recently saw a tourism poster of it at the station, I paused to admire how pretty…

24 August 2016
Shopping

3 Best Places to Shop for Fabric in Tokyo

I have been obsessed with sewing for a while, and it’s finally starting to recede with the lack of space in the house – having to haul a 13kg machine along with all my boxes of sewing tools in and out of cupboards is seriously no fun…

18 August 2016
Attractions Tourist guide

Attending a Tea Ceremony in Kyoto

It was my sister’s first trip to Kyoto and I thought it’d be interesting to go for a traditional experience, and attending a tea ceremony was the first that came to mind! Upon researching, there are many places in Kyoto that hold tea ceremonies, but Chashitsu Ju-an…

12 July 2016
Attractions

Spocha: Play-All-You-Can!

Want to do something different in Japan? Today, I’m going to share a place I like a lot: Spocha. What is Spocha? It’s an amusement center that’s SO. FUN. Ok, I suppose that’s not much help to anyone lol. Well, Spocha is a place where you…

9 June 2016
Featured Outdoor / Nature

Fukushima in Spring

Although the cherry blossoms have long scattered in Tokyo, the cherry blossom is not over for me yet! There is one place I want to visit, and I’ve been keeping my eye on the sakura forecast. When the place I wanted to visit finally updated from “70% bloom”…

22 April 2016
Outdoor / Nature

Night Illumination in Rikugien Gardens 六義園

I have always liked parks and gardens, and of the many I’ve visited in Tokyo, 六義園 Rikugien Gardens is one of my favorite. The garden is beautifully landscaped, and depending on the season, is painted with the different colors of the flowers in bloom. To me,…

7 April 2016
Attractions Tourist guide

2.5 Days in Kumamoto

After Fukuoka and Nagasaki, the final stop on our Kyushu trip was Kumamoto. Our trip to Kumamoto was one of extremities. We had the most indulgent, luxurious ryokan stay, where we basically just alternated between eating and soaking in onsens; we took 5 baths in less…

3 April 2016