Where to view Plum Blossom in Kansai

Plum blossoms, or ume, are as beautiful as they are underrated. Many people head to Japan to view the celebrated cherry blossoms, but few realise that plum blossoms are just as enchanting, and they last longer. While cherry blossoms bloom for two weeks at the most, plum blossoms colour Japan in varying shades of pink […]

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5D4N in Okinawa Road Trip (From Nago to Naha: Part 3)

As we had to return our rented car to the rental car company which was located in Naha, we’d decided that it was better to stay a night in Naha and continue our sightseeing in Naha. Naha is a relatively compact town easily accessible by public transport, so it was not a problem getting around […]

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5D4N Okinawa Road Trip (From Nago to Naha: Part 2)

Before I begin on today’s blog post, I just want to add that the news of Shuri Castle being razed to the ground deeply saddened me, and I pray that Okinawa will soon be able to rebuild the beautiful castle that symbollises their rich and unique heritage which is so unlike the other parts of […]

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5D4N Okinawa Road Trip (From Nago to Naha: Part 1)

Okinawa is a resort paradise for beach lovers who love tropical heat, splashing about in the ocean, and burying their feet in sun-kissed sand. I unfortunately, fall in neither of these categories. Almost every Japanese I know abhor the winter cold and strive in hot summer, and are avid beach lovers, including DH. If you […]

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The Wintry Heart of Hakodate – Day 3

It’s been a long while since my last update, due to my bad habit of procrastination and just simply lazing and enjoying my time in spring. I took photos of so many flowers that my camera is turning into a flower album. Next post will definitely be on flowers. Perhaps a much delayed cherry blossom […]

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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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Tsuyu’s beauty – Ajisai

The rainy season (梅雨|tsuyu) is over, and summer has come, so I thought I will dedicate this post to my favourite flower of the month of tsuyu, hydrangeas (紫陽花|ajisai). Ajisai are like mini-bouquets, with the tiny flowers bunched tightly together. And sometimes, the petals look like butterflies clumped together, their wings fluttering in the wind. […]

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