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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Exploring Kyoto and Arashimaya in Summer

Visiting Kyoto brought back fond memories for me. Back in my university days, I had stayed in Osaka for summer exchange, and during my six weeks there, there was a student trip organised to Kyoto where we met Kyoto University students and learned more about the beautiful city steeped in history and traditions. There were […]

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Discovering Himeji – Himeji Castle and Sara Soba

By the time we finished exploring Mt. Shosha, we didn’t have much time to see Himeji Castle (姫路城, Himejijō) before it closed so we just made a hasty visit to take pictures of the spectacular castle grounds, for after all, it is said to be the most beautiful castle in Japan. Its pure white appearance […]

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