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. From the official shops of famous characters, such as Snoopy, Hello Kitty, and Pokemon, to other shops that sell currently popular anime […]

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Captivating Nature

Having gone through the different seasons in Japan has really led me to fall in love with nature. Its beauty is unrivaled to any men’s creations. While I am only just starting my first true experience of spring, and waiting for the famous sakura (cherry blossoms) to bloom, some flowers are starting to peek through […]

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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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New Year Prayers at Kitano-Tenmangū Shrine

Happy 人日 (ren ri)! In our Chinese customs, 人日 (People’s Day), the 7th Day of our Lunar New Year, was the day human beings were created. But this is a post again on my New Year spent in Japan as I’ve learnt so many interesting cultural differences in the way we spend our New Years that […]

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Only for Seafood Lovers – Kanazawa Eats

My meals in Kanazawa deserve to be dedicated a separate post because they are just that good. While you definitely must not miss trying this wonderful korokke (Japanese croquette) in the Higashi Chaya District in Kanazawa, Kanazawa, due to its proximity to the sea, is actually known for its incredibly fresh seafood, so basically it […]

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Kanazawa is the New Kyoto

Kanazawa, located in Ishikawa prefecture, is often considered to be a local getaway that can be rivalled to Kyoto’s beauty. And when I first saw Kanazawa, I was pleased to find that not only did it rival to Kyoto’s beauty, but also because not as many tourists flock to this ancient city, its beauty was […]

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Takeda Castle – Castle Floating in The Sky

Takeda Castle is a castle ruin located in Asago City, in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It also dubbed as ‘Machu Picchu of Japan’ for its terraced sloping architecture or the ‘castle floating in the sky’ because it is located at the top of the mountain whereby under a clear autumn sky, the […]

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Tasting Sake at Nadagiku Sake Brewery, Himeji

When you think of sake brewers an image of a middle-aged Japanese man would probably cross your head, but have you ever heard of a female sake brewer? The toji (head brewer) of Nadagiku Sake Brewery (灘菊酒造) in Himeji, Misa Kawaishi, is one of the few female sake brewers in the country. They have also merged […]

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