One Day in Universal Studios Japan (Without Express Pass)

June is a low season for any theme park in Japan, as it is tsuyu (ๆข…้›จ), 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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Japan Travels: Kyoto/Osaka

I do regret choosing to explore Kyoto on the weekend. I didn’t expect it to be bursting from the crowd. One could barely move through the throngs of people within a scenic location, with many sight-seekers pausing to snap pictures of a red torii gate or a red-leave tree, stopping the human traffic like a […]

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