Karuizawa – Top Places to check out in the luxurious Resort Town near Tokyo

Karuizawa is a beautiful alpine resort in eastern Nagano just one hour away from central Tokyo. A suburban town tucked away in the mountains, its relatively cooler climate makes it an ideal retreat from Japan’s sweltering summer heat. I abhor summer, especially summer in Japan, where its daily average temperature of 40 degrees is even […]

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Nemophila Sea in Hitachi Seaside Park

Seeing the sea of baby blue nemophila in Hitachi Seaside Park is one of my many to-see/do things on my never-ending bucket list, and I was tremendously blessed to be able to see the ocean of blue under a brilliant blue sky. Hitachi Seaside Park  (ひたち海浜公園, Hitachi Kaihin Kōen), located in Ibaraki prefecture, is an […]

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Sakura – Ephemeral Beauty of Life and Childhood

I know, it’s way past cherry blossom period, even past spring. We are already entering into the tsuyu (rainy period) now. But I have taken so many captivating shots of sakura that I want to share, and it’s better late than never, right? I really wanted to upload earlier, but couldn’t manage to because of, […]

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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 Most Romantic Place in Tokyo, Enoshima

Happy Valentine’s Day to all ❤ Since it is Valentine’s Day, a post sharing about the most romantic place I have found in Tokyo would be perfect for today. Enoshima. You might think wait, what? Enoshima island? Isn’t it a summer getaway for Tokyo people? The images of bright sunny skies, sandy beaches and numerous […]

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Beautiful Sacred Spots of Tokyo

Tokyo is not the first place one who think of when it comes to shrines and temples, especially central Tokyo. But I have uncovered some beautiful holy places right in the middle of bustling Tokyo! Hie Shrine The red torii gate tunnel in Hie Shrine (日枝神社) in Akasaka may not be as grand as that of […]

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The Shinkansen Hero

With the recent terrible news of a murder in the Shinkansen on June 9, everyone is concerned about the safety of the Japan’s public transportation as the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics approaches. I am indeed rather apprehensive in boarding the bullet train now, I must admit when I boarded it on Sunday, I couldn’t sleep […]

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Top 7 Sightseeing Spots in Odaiba

Odaiba is an artificial island in Tokyo Bay turned into a shopping and amusement centre with lots of sightseeing spots. There are plenty of things to do here, from shopping to playing in amusement parks, and even relaxing in onsens. But I’m more of a sightseeing person, because I’m not much of an activity person, and well, […]

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