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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The Wintry Heart of Hakodate – Day 1

It had been one of my lifelong wishes to see snow in my life. When I first saw it on 2017, I was beside myself with happiness. Yet, it was not sufficient. My craving intensified, and I felt a deeper need to see even more snow. Not just mere snowflakes falling on me, but snow […]

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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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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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Cosmos: The Flower of Autumn

Cosmos flowers are the cherry blossoms of fall in Japan, indeed, its name in Kanji is “秋桜” (akizakura), which literally mean autumn cherry blossom. Showa Kinen Park holds an annual “Cosmos Festival” from mid September to early November where cosmos of different colors bloom over the period. Being an avid flower lover, I definitely had to head there […]

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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! The red torii gate tunnel in Hie Shrine (日枝神社) in Akasaka may not be as grand as that of Fushimi Inari […]

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