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Amazing Shikoku trip – Discover the beauty of nature

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 suspension bridges. …

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Yokai House Rest Stop near Roadside Station Oboke

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 popular by manga and …

Japan Places of Interest Shikoku Visiting

Naruto Whirlpool – Visiting at the wrong timing

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 the different water to create a spinning …

Japan Places of Interest Shikoku Visiting

Sugi-no-Osugi The Tallest Cedar Tree in Japan, Kochi

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 …

Food Restaurants Shikoku

Wanryu Ramen 王龍ラーメン in Takamatsu, Kawaga

There are countless Ramen shops in Japan and usually we don’t really research on them beforehand. Instead, we would just hop into one whenever we felt like having some ramen. This time, we hopped into Wanryu Ramen (王龍ラーメン) over at Takamatsu in Kagawa as it is located near to the Dormy Inn Hotel that we were …

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Isomaru Suisan (磯丸水産) – Izakaya styled 24 hours grilled seafood in Japan

If you had visited the major cities in Japan, chances are you had seen this popular restaurant Isomaru Suisan (磯丸水産) near your hotel or train stations. With over 150 branches across Japan, Isomaru Suisan has some of the best seafood to offer for visitors. Most outlets in the city open 24 hours and is a great …

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Otaru Poseidon Sakaimachi Restaurant – Best Seafood in Otaru, Hokkaido

One of our fondest memories of Otaru is having a really good meal at Otaru Poseidon Sakaimachi Seafood Restaurant. The shop is popular among locals as it is a family restaurant, but also frequently visited by tourists because it is located along the main street leading to the Otaru canal and music box museum. Salmon …

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Remembering 3.11 Japan Tohoku Earthquake in a unique way

Subway halt On 11 March, 2.46pm Japanese local time, trains on major subway lines came to an emergency halt, as part of a training drill, and also as a reminder for the 8th anniversary of the 3.11 Tohoku Earthquake. The subway lines involved were from within Tokyo and surroundings, including the Metro line, Toei line, …