Most Romantic Places in Prague

Prague is truly the city of romance. It is a perfect little city with a gorgeous gothic style bridge, a castle, uneven cobbled streets, winding alleys, intricately carved statues, beautiful old buildings, and not forgetting, horse carriages with splendid horses trotting on the pebbled pavements. I love the sounds their hooves make. The astronomical clock […]

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Nakano Broadway – For True Otakus

Two weeks of honeymoon in Europe is a dream come true for me. In the following weeks, there will definitely be more updates of the wonderful places I have been, but this post is yet again on Tokyo. More specifically, Nakano Broadway. A true paradise for all anime lovers. Nakano Broadway is a 4-storey shopping […]

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Kanazawa is the New Kyoto

Kanazawa, located in Ishikawa prefecture, is often considered to be a local getaway that can be rivalled to Kyoto’s beauty. And when I first saw Kanazawa, I was pleased to find that not only did it rival to Kyoto’s beauty, but also because not as many tourists flock to this ancient city, its beauty was […]

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Takeda Castle – Castle Floating in The Sky

Takeda Castle is a castle ruin located in Asago City, in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It also dubbed as ‘Machu Picchu of Japan’ for its terraced sloping architecture or the ‘castle floating in the sky’ because it is located at the top of the mountain whereby under a clear autumn sky, the […]

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Tasting Sake at Nadagiku Sake Brewery, Himeji

When you think of sake brewers an image of a middle-aged Japanese man would probably cross your head, but have you ever heard of a female sake brewer? The toji (head brewer) of Nadagiku Sake Brewery (灘菊酒造) in Himeji, Misa Kawaishi, is one of the few female sake brewers in the country. They have also merged […]

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The Suburban Chill of Yokohama

Yokohama is less than half an hour away from Tokyo by train, but the city differs greatly from the chaotically fast-paced and almost cold city of Tokyo. The city has an suburban vibe, with less crowds and almost no sense of rush that one gets in cosmopolitan cities. Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel The most […]

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Hiking in Okutama – A Green Oasis in Tokyo

Who says there isn’t any nature to be found in Tokyo? Just 2-3 hours drive away from Tokyo, lies a rough diamond called Okutama. This is a place for nature lovers, for hikers, for adventure seekers. It isn’t easy to get here by car, one has to be skilled in navigating the rough terrains of […]

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Exploring Kyoto and Arashimaya in Summer

Visiting Kyoto brought back fond memories for me. Back in my university days, I had stayed in Osaka for summer exchange, and during my six weeks there, there was a student trip organised to Kyoto where we met Kyoto University students and learned more about the beautiful city steeped in history and traditions. There were […]

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Taking Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway and Making Onsen Eggs

After one day of soaking in onsen and feeling utterly refreshed from our ryokan stay, we were able to use our restored energy to explore the rest of this pretty little town. I noticed a ropeway at the end of the town and we made our way there, taking in the beautiful and serene sights […]

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Ryokan Stay and Hot Spring Soak in Kinosaki Onsen Town

Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉) is a quaint little onsen town lined with traditional houses. The weepings willows swaying gently by the basalt river banks and stone bridges are reminiscent of feudal Japan. It is perhaps one of the few places whereby you can see people pattering about in yukatas as they hop from one onsen to […]

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