Category: Japan

The Summer Bloom. Kamakura.

Hydrangea, Kamakura, Japan

A one-day itinerary in Kamakura and the hydrangea viewing route. The Route covers historic temples and shrines, hydrangeas, JR lines, intimate cafes, and hiking trails in the wooded hills.

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World’s Best Urban Observation Decks!

My pick of urban observatory decks – First, the city itself has to have unique and spectacular cityscape for the viewers to appreciate; Secondly, the observatory deck has to offer the best angle of the iconic landmarks with the backdrop of the stunning skyline. Therefore, some of the choices are tough and they might not be the landmark itself. Instead – they are my “even better” choices.

Yummylicious! Osaka!

A memoir of my food and shopping experience in Osaka, arguably the food capital of Japan. Why is the underground mall in Umeda like a maze? Where to eat great Tempura? Where to shop in Dotombori til your legs fall out? Which local foods are originated in Osaka? Do you dare puffer fish? Do you want to know how amazing souffle pancakes are? Let’s find out!