The Wintry Heart of Hakodate – Day 2

On the second day, before we begun our exploration, we gave our stomachs a wonderful treat for breakfast at the Hakodate Morning Market, which is only one minute away from Hakodate station, and opens daily from 5am to noon (6am in winter). The market had all the feel of the old Tsukiji market sans the […]

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Yakatabune Cruise – The Luxury Cruise of Japan

What is a yakatabune cruise? Simply put, a yakatabune cruise is a luxury cruise. Once you are on the cruise, you will not only get to see unparalleled scenic views of Tokyo from the river, but also feast in traditional Japanese fine cuisine with free-flow drinks for a span of 2 to 3 hours.  Yakatabune […]

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The 108 Foxes of Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine

The year 2018 has come and gone, and it was a year full of new experiences for me. My first year of marriage, my first year of living abroad, and of course, with some wonderful snippets of honeymoon in Europe. So if I had to use one word to describe 2018, it would be change. […]

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Kamakura Day Trip: Beaches, Ajisai, Temple and Shrines

Kamakura (鎌倉) is a coastal town endowed with not only beautiful ocean views, but rich history in its numerous shrines and temples. Only one hour away from Tokyo, it is no wonder that it gets extremely crowded on weekends, especially during the hydrangea season, which is right now in June. But as Kamakura is pretty big, […]

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How to eat like the Locals in Vienna

As we were brought around Vienna by DH’s Viennese friend, we managed to try quite a few local delicacies, and they were all delicious. Possibly the most palatable meals I have had in my honeymoon. In Prague and Budapest, most of the places we have been were questionable, with a few good exceptions. But everything […]

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Things to do in Vienna for Free

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city of grandeur. Their architecture is all huge and imposing, emphasizing the opulence of the city. Each and every building seems to be competing to flaunt their dazzling resplendence and glory. If you want to fully explore every attraction, the Vienna Pass would be a good choice, but […]

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One Day in Universal Studios Japan (Without Express Pass)

June is a low season for any theme park in Japan, as it is tsuyu (梅雨), the season of rain. Indeed, when we went on last Friday, it turned out to be a relatively wet day with intermittent rain and ominous grey skies. But it was also likely due to the rain that the crowds […]

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