With a Short Trip to One of My Most Favorite Spots in the World… Arashiyama! After staying a week in Kuala Lumpur and then back to Bangkok, a good buddy of mine I knew from my government contract days asked if I wanted to head over to Osaka for sushi. Why not? Osaka has a […]
Going Back in Time to the Edo Period I have to say I’m not the sort that does a whole lot of pre-trip planning. I never even heard of Kawagoe (川越) in Japan before I googled “day trips near Tokyo”. And on that day I only decided on visiting Kawagoe when I discovered that it was […]
The Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama – Just Right for a Visit in Kyoto One of the biggest advice on saving hotels in Japan is to look for a hotel that is not in the center of whichever major city you are visiting. For example while visiting Kyoto, I booked the Reiah Hotel Otsu Ishiyama.
If you are a big castle fanatic like I am, and you’re wondering which castle I would suggest you visit first in Japan, I would name Himeji Castle with no hesitation. Himeji Castle is one of the largest in Japan and easily visited as a day trip from Kyoto and Osaka in the Kansai region. […]
There’s no other country in Asia that I want to visit more than Japan. I try to visit Japan as much as I can, as frequently as I can and for as long as I can. Here I’ve put together a little Japan visitor’s guide that will give you a glimpse of several popular cities […]
APA branded hotels are a familiar sight all over Japan. It’s yet another one of those short transit business hotels that are also very popular for travelers who don’t need a posh room nor services. This time around my wife and I stayed at the APA Hotel in the Itabashi ward of metropolitan Tokyo. Though […]
A big reason why I love traveling to Japan is because they are one of the few countries in Asia that keep a priority on maintaining their culture and traditions. The Asakusa district is one perfect example and I went there last year around March. The temperature was still a bit chilly that time but […]
When I first started planning for my trips to Japan the first thing I noticed were the expensive hotels. Sure there are cheaper hostel and capsule type accommodations for around $50USD. But I’m too old for hostels and too big for capsule styled hotels. I think a lot of people are scared off from visiting […]