Don’t Say Kekko until You Have Seen Nikko

Don’t Say Kekko until You Have Seen Nikko

Introducing the best place to go for a 1-day city excursion from Tokyo; explore the lavishly-decorated architectural manifesto that Japan has to offer.

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The Summer Bloom. Kamakura.

The Summer Bloom. Kamakura.

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.

The Summer Bloom. Tokyo.

The Summer Bloom. Tokyo.

Where Are the Best Places to View Hydrangeas in the Tokyo area?.. and here is a complete guide about Ajisai, colors, types and shapes of hydrangeas.

Yummylicious! Tokyo!

Yummylicious! Tokyo!

Dining in Japan is an incredible experience. In Tokyo, it is a blast.
Unfortunately, I have only one stomach and one mouth and it is impossible to eat in every single restaurant in the city. However, the adventurous heart may always get you to yet another, amazing place, around the corner.

The Lesser-Known World’s Best Observation Decks

The Lesser-Known World’s Best Observation Decks

My pick of urban observatory decks – First, the city itself has to have a 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.

The Freakiest? Gunkanjima.

The Freakiest? Gunkanjima.

Now I have officially step foot on one of the seven freakiest places in the world listed by CNN Travel. Follow us to the Gunkanjima, Nagasaki, Japan. Find out if it is really so freaky after all. Before we landed, we had a good look at the island from the sea – and I could already feel the “sinister” vibe with deserted islands. The island was fully developed at one point and now there is nothing but rubbles.

Yummylicious! Osaka!

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!

Exploring Kyoto in the Fall

Exploring Kyoto in the Fall

Rent a bike and explore and magnificent and historic Kyoto! Visit a number of heritages and temples, enter the royal palace, and view the heartwarming foliage in the fall~