Kawagoe (川越) is a Japanese city northwest of Tokyo. It is approximately 30minutes train ride from Central Tokyo. My Japanese friend recommended us to drop by here for a day trip destination so we headed over after our lunch. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] Half-Day Trip To Kawagoe (川越)
Apart from matcha desserts, Tokyo’s kakigori shaved ice desserts are recommended as well. We were looking for dessert place and came across this recommendation from online reviews. Mamechawan is recommended as one of Tokyo’s best kakigori shaved ice desserts. So, we decided to visit the restaurant on one of the days when we are exploring Tokyo. Continue reading [JAPAN EATS] Kakigori At Mamechawan [まめ茶わん] – Recommended Tokyo’s Shaved Ice Dessert
Since we got the 5-Day JR East Pass, we decided to explore Nikko, Japan this time. Nikko (日光, Nikkō) is a small city in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture. It is also a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries before Toshogu was built in the 1600s. There are many attraction places to explore in Nikko itself but we only managed to explore limited places during our day trip there. Places like Nikko National Park, shrines, hot springs, hiking trails, monkeys and many more. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] Day trip to Nikko from Tokyo | Japan
Instead of spending time in Tokyo city, I decided to plan day trip out from Tokyo for few days this time. E & I did some research and decided to explore off the beaten path destination. So, follow my Japan travel posts for the updates. The first destination is Kamakura day trip. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] 1 Day Trip to Kamakura from Tokyo – Using JR East Pass
I was invited by JPassport a week ago to attend Tottori Night at Japan Rail Café. Japan Rail Café is located at Tanjong Pagar Centre and easily accessible via Tanjong Pagar MRT station. It was my first time visiting Japan Rail Café although it has started operating since last year. The café has 3 sections which include retail corner, café area and also JTB counter. Japan Rail Café is operating by East Japan Railway Company gives buyers to purchase exchange orders for JR passes before their trips. Continue reading [SG EVENT] Tottori Night At Japan Rail Café
During my December trip to Tokyo, Japan, I spent half a day at Harajuku/ Omotesando area for a food search. Both areas are centrally-located neighbourhoods in Tokyo. It is my first time to Japan and I am enjoyed every moment here. Omotesando is one of the luxury neighbourhoods in Tokyo where luxury brands are located along the streets. There are amazing modern architecture buildings that are worth taking a shot. Continue reading [JAPAN EATS] HARAJUKU/ OMOTESANDO FOOD GUIDES IN TOKYO
It was a wonderful foodie trip to Tokyo, Japan last December. We were there for a week with no pre-planned itinerary. We did have lotsa fun exploring the places. One of my favourite food places is Gyukatsu from Gyukatsu Motomura. This is highly recommended Japanese food to eat in Tokyo. Continue reading [JAPAN EATS] ASAKUSA GYUKATSU – 5 WAYS TO ENJOY THE BEEF CUTLET IN TOKYO
If you are looking for the perfect getaway from high temperatures and stuffy humidity, then look no further than Hokkaido, the northernmost island region of Japan. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] WHY HOKKAIDO IS YOUR BEST ESCAPE FROM THE TROPICAL HEAT?