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 […]
Hotel Sunroute Higashi is located in Shinjuku district of Tokyo. Like a lot of hotels in Tokyo a Metro subway line or JR East train station is not far away. This is one of the reasons why I chose to stay at this hotel. And also, it’s one of the most affordable business classed hotels […]
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 […]
This video produced by NHK, ‘Hana Wa Saku’ (Flowers Will Bloom) was created out of unity after the March 11th tsunami. I’ve only seen this video for the very first time a few months ago. It’s such a touching song with a haunting melody. Even if you don’t read the subtitles you can still get […]