Street food hunt at Togoshi Ginza Shotengai

Togoshi Ginza may be the longest shotengai (shopping street) in Tokyo at 1.3km, but what sets Togoshi Ginza apart from other shotengai in Tokyo is not just its length, but its appearance as well. There is a visible lack of utility poles here, making the street look uncluttered and more spacious. The street is closed […]

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Rokkakubashi Shotengai – Old school charm

Rokkakubashi Shotengai (六角橋商店街) is an old-fashioned shopping street based in Yokohama. While many other shotengais (shopping streets) in Tokyo have evolved with the times, Rokkakubashi stays true to its roots, evoking an old world ambiance in this area. You will not find many big chain shops here, but there are plenty of intriguing little shops for you […]

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Rape Blossoms in Hama-rikyu Gardens – Hidden Oasis in Urban Tokyo

Hama-rikyu Gardens (浜離宮・Hama Rikyū) is only 10 minutes walk away from Tsukiji Fish Market, so if you have gone to the market early in the morning and had spent half a day exploring the area, why not drop by at the garden for some nature’s respite from the busy market? Hama-rikyu Gardens is a traditional […]

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Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum

Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum, or Nihon Minka-en, is located in Kawasaki city, which is about half hour away from Shinjuku station on the Odaikyu line. Despite it being so closely situated to Tokyo, you would feel like you are at a peaceful countryside even before reaching the museum. If you are looking for a […]

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Tokyo Character Street – For All Anime Fans

Tokyo Character Street at Tokyo Station may only be just one shopping lane, but it is filled with plenty of anime and other famous character merchandise guaranteed to make any otaku shopper blissful. There were official shops of famous characters, such as Snoopy, Doraemon, Hello Kitty, and Pokemon. There were other shops that sold currently […]

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Is Tokyo DisneySea Fun?

Happy International Women’s Day! And hello, I’m back with a new update! Finally! Actually, it’s a new update of something old. Returning to Singapore kept me really busy for the one and half months. So this post is dated back in December. I will definitely be putting up new posts soon though, now that I’m […]

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Discovering Yokohama – Suburban Chill

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. The chilled vibe of the city is […]

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