A trip to Hiroshima was never complete without a “pilgrimage” to Miyajima, a little island just off the coast in the Inland Sea of Japan. A sacred place, the island was one of the most panoramic views of Japan (Nihon Sankei) and was famous for its floating tori, just in front of the vast, gloriously … More One of the 3 Panoramic Views of Japan
It was an ad-hoc trip to Nagasaki. We spent the day re-discovering Miyajima then at the Hiroshima Peace Park. We felt that another full day in Hirosgima was unjustified, so since we had a Japan Rail Pass, why not go on a long distance day trip somewhere? It was my 2nd time in Hiroshima, thus … More Gutsy Tram in Quiet Nagasaki
I wanted to visit the Fushimi Inari Jinja, famous for its thousands of bright vermilion torii so much. It was even a recommendation by a staff at the Karasuma Station Tourist Information Center. But I hated big crowds, and I knew the shrine was never without its swarm of visitors. Thus, I pacified ourselves with … More Good Things Come to Those Who Waits, in Kanazawa
It was the day after running the Osaka Marathon. It was also my 3rd time in Kyoto, thus I decided to skip all the usual hypes, and did some coffee crawling instead. After a cup of latte in Arashiyama, I headed to Saiin, in search for an obscure coffee shop, which in the end, I … More In Search of Coffee in Kyoto
I love Osaka. Probably a bit too much. But after returning for the third time, I wanted to ditch the city and discover new things. Hence, I headed to the outskirt of the city (well, I were not all that willing to leave the conveniences associated with a city behind) to Minoo Park. Minoo Park … More When Osaka City Gets A Little Too Much…
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