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Osaka in Two days

Visiting Osaka for Two Days

With its numerous museums, historical attractions, food markets, and interesting culture, Japan’s second largest city is worth even a brief visit. From the bustling streets to the high-end shopping centers, from aquariums to gardens in the sky, Osaka will never fail to amaze you. If you’re planning a weekend in the city, here’s a helpful […]

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The Neons Lights of Kabukicho in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

The Neon Lights of Kabukicho in Shinjuku

The neon lights of Kabukicho in Shinjuku, Tokyo can be blinding to the eye for a first timer like me. On the night I stayed at Green Plaza Shinjuku Capsule Hotel, I decided to explore Tokyo’s famed red light district. Right after dinner in one of tiny restaurants in the area, I strolled around to […]

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Inside the Sake Factory in Japan.

Inside a Sake Factory in Japan

Your trip to Japan won’t be complete without drinking a sake, right? But, it’s more interesting if you’ll go inside a sake factory and learn how the country’s most well-known, traditional social lubricant is made. Sake, I’ve learned, is a Japanese term for liquor. It is made from rice, thus, it is literally a rice […]

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The winding path of Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto, Japan.

The Winding Path of Fushimi Inari Taisha

I enjoyed walking on the winding path of Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto. It’s not your ordinary footpath of concrete slabs. It’s a walkway under hundreds of red-orange torii that were erected continuously to create a magnificent tunnel-like trail that goes into a mountain, lush green gardens and smaller Shinto temples. JAPAN, THE LAND OF THE […]

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Portraits of a Geisha Kyoto japan

Portraits of a Geisha

Geishas are cultural icons in Japan. It’s an old-age tradition that’s diminishing nowadays as the country moves on to modern times. You can see them in Tokyo but there are only a handful of them. In Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital, they can be seen in Gion, a district where most of the traditional Japanese houses […]

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Miyajima

Photo of the Day – Red O Torii in Miyajima

Japan’s third most visited tourist attraction is Miyajima Island. The O Torii, The Grand Gate, is a gargantuan landmark that visitors would first see from afar. As the ferry comes closer, the red gate looks admirably stunning. When you get near it, the giant structure dwarfs everyone around. The closer you can get is during […]

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Mt Fuji is Japan's highest mountain.

Mt. Fuji

Konbanwa! Arigato! Exactly a year ago, I was in Japan and saw the grand natural wonder that is synonymous to Japan—Mt. Fuji. Together with newly-found friends through couchsurfing from Japan, Hungary, Germany, Peru, USA, and New Zealand, we walked around the lake where the Mighty Mountain stands so proud nearby. We picknicked on a really […]

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2010 Shanghai World Expo: Asia Pavilions 1

Before finally leaving China for Canada, I connected my flight here in Shanghai so I could see the grandeur, beauty and pomp of this wondrous event that happens only ONCE in ten years! Today, I started my camwhoring at the Expo Area in Pudong and it was very, very impressive. I didn’t realize how fabulous […]

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Delicious Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima!

When I got back to Hiroshima City, from Miyajima Island, I walked again for a long time at the Peace Boulevard. This time, no more camwhoring. I’ve used up my 5 GB memory card in the island. 🙂 I decided to try Hiroshima’s famous okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake. It was easy to find the eatery that  recommends for eating okonomiyaki […]

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Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island

Miyajima is an island just an hour by tram (to its last station) from Hiroshima Station. It takes 30 minutes via JR Line Train. From the last tram station, I took a huge ferry to the island for ten minutes. Miyajima Island is Japan’s third most visited tourist attraction. Here, you’ll see the reason what […]

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