Osaka is the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo and one of the food capitals of the world. If you are a foodie, you shouldn’t miss Osaka. It’s said that Osaka residents spend more on food than on anything else. Obviously, they take their food very seriously, and that’s why Osaka is also known as the nation’s kitchen. Continue reading “Spending a Day in Osaka”
Osaka Castle is probably one of the most well known sights of Osaka. This distinctive castle is not to be missed if you happen to visit the city. A relatively modern reconstruction, this castle is equipped with modern facilities like elevators and air conditioning to make your visit a pleasant one. The park around the castle is also a great place for photography especially during spring time when the cherry blossoms are out.
Gather round all you aspiring witches and wizards who desire to be enrolled in Hogwarts, the premier school for wizardry! For this is a tale of how to get yourselves into Hogwarts despite being a Muggle. Continue reading “The Road to Hogwarts”
You would probably have known by now that Japan is an expensive country to visit. Besides the expensive accommodations and food options, travelling around Japan is also not exactly friendly to your wallet. So how would you like to travel around Japan for free? Continue reading “Should You Get the Japan Rail Pass?”
How would you like to visit a city park over run by deer? If you haven’t known already, the city of Nara in Japan has it’s famous deer park where you can go foot to hoof with these 4 legged creatures.
Visitors are often spoilt for choice when vacationing in Japan. The usual accommodation ranges from capsule hotels to luxury hotels and are available for all preferences and budget ranges (although your budget range needs to be higher in Japan). On the other end of the accommodation scale are the ryokans and machiyas which offer a more traditional experience.
I’m sure we are all familiar with Starbucks. The ubiquitous Starbucks cafe with it’s distinctive logo and modern style can be found in almost every major city in the world. For any traveller (me included), the promise of a cup of hot java accompanied with free wifi is a comforting thought when you are on the road.
One of the more well trodden places in Kyoto is the Araishiyama Bamboo Forest. This is located on the western outskirts of Kyoto and is easily reached by train from Kyoto Station in around 15 minutes.
Kyoto is one of my favourite cities in Japan and also a photographer’s delight. Kyoto also feels less crowded compared to Tokyo and with just a 20 minutes train ride you can be out of the city and inside a forest, it certainly gives that big city with a small town vibe. Continue reading “4 Places in Kyoto for Great Views”
You’d probably heard about animal cafes. These unusual cafes have sprouted up in cities all over the world but are commonly found in Asia. They offer customers a chance to snuggle up to common house pets like dogs and cats over a cup of tea. Continue reading “Have an Iguana with Your Coffee”