While returning from our visit to the Iya Valley, we drove to a roadside rest stop near Oboke station that has a Yokai House and a Museum of Rocks and Minerals. Yokai are monsters and ghosts in traditional Japanese folklores. Children grew up reading Yokai stories and some characters were made popu
We visited the Ryoma Sakamoto Museum (坂本龍馬) in Tosa during our trip to Shikoku island in Japan. The museum sit on top of the Katsuhara Park overseeing the Tosa bay and it was here when one of the first black ship arrived in 1800s that marked the start of the modernisation of Japan.
One of the most
Found at the Naruto straits between the Shikoku main island and the Awaji island, is a natural occurring tidal whirlpool known as the Naruto Whirlpool (鳴門の渦潮). The whirlpools are formed when water from different sea and the Pacific Ocean meets at this location. The unique underwater seabed causes th
In our last trip across Shikoku island in Japan, we dropped by Osugi town in Kochi prefecture to visit a local attraction in Sugi-no-Osugi, a 3000 years old cedar tree known to be the tallest in the whole country.
This cedar tree sits in the middle of a residential area in Osugi town, far away from
One of the main destination in our last Shikoku trip was the Chichibugahama beach in Mitoyo city in Kagawa prefecture.
We found this beach in some guide book that, at low tide, offers stunning view of mirror effect formed by small puddle of water at the beach. The Chichibugahama is a 1 kilometre l
Finally, we made our first trip to the island of Shikoku in Japan. Shikoku is is one of the four main islands of Japan, the other three being Hokkaido, Honshu, and Kyushu. There are 4 prefectures (Kagawa, Ehime, Tokushima, Kochi) on Shikoku and is well connected to the Honshu main land by multiple s
Most people know Shirakawago (白川郷) as the traditional gassho houses with thick snow covered thatched roof in winter. But visiting Shirakawago in the Summer can be fun too and brings out a different flavour of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Shirakawago area receives heavy snowfall during winter
Osaka and Kyoto are hugely popular yet very different cities in Kansai region. If you prefer a cultural experience, you will definitely enjoy Kyoto! Here, let's run through some of our past experience in the Kansai region.
Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori satisfy all your cravings for Japanese street food and
Zao Onsen is one of the most popular onsen town and ski resort in the Yamagata Prefecture. The highlight for every visitors is the Zao Snow Monsters - ice trees covered with heavy snow, also known as Juhyo. At the height of winter, as freezing winds rushes through the Zao mountain range, thick heavy
The Dormy Inn hotel chain is always our favourite choice for accommodation in Japan, as detailed over in this post here. In our latest Tokyo trip, we were thrilled to find the brand new branch of Dormy Inn Korakuen right beside the Tokyo Dome City.
Dormy Inn Korakuen only recently opened in May 2018
Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and St Vitus Cathedral are 3 popular attractions in Prague that are within walking distance from each other. Together with the Clock Tower in Old town, all of these attractions can be completed in a day.
This ancient bridge cross the Vltava River connecti
We are not particularly interested nor are we searching for street arts to visit. But during our time in Prague, we came across many of them on the streets that are available to the public. Instead of paying for entrances to museums, perhaps searching for these Prague street arts might be more worth