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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Kyu-Furukawa Gardens Rose Festival

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens (旧古河庭園, Kyū Furukawa teien) is a place for rose lovers. It can be separated into two parts, a western garden with an impressive European-style villa, and a traditional Japanese garden with a teahouse and some notable stone bridges. While the park entrance fee is ¥150, you can choose to have a guided tour […]

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Český Krumlov in 1 Day: A Fairytale Town

Český Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Czech Republic that is absolutely picture perfect. It looks like a place ripped right of the pages of a fairytale, and the best part is, it is not too far from Prague, so it can be easily tackled as a day trip. There are several options you […]

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Flowers in Spring

Spring is a beautiful season of new beginnings. I am still constantly amazed by the trilling of birds during the day, for during winter, you only hear dead silence. The trees and plant turn green, budding flowers blossom one after another. Azaleas are found everywhere in Japan in May, in varying shades of pink, red […]

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Food in Prague – Where to go & What to eat

Prague is known for its astronomical clock, bridge, castle, and cobblestone alleys. Romantic sights are found everywhere in this city of romance, but how about food? And what exactly are Prague’s local delicacies? Being foodies, my husband and I sought out Prague cuisine at popular places, and below is the list of all the places […]

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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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Street food hunt in 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 shotengai (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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Chasing Sakura

The cherry blossom/sakura season is almost over, with the highly popular somei yoshino cherry trees all filled with green leaves, though some later flowering variety are still in bloom. I didn’t know there are so many types of sakura, indeed, I had always thought of sakura as a single variety of flower. While there are […]

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