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12 Osaka and Kyoto Travelling Tips – Introducing all our past experience in the region

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 foodie backdrop for selfies! Visiting Kyoto 1) Kyoto …

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New Year’s Eve Countdown in Japan – 4 Best Ways to Enjoy The Carnival

New Year’s Eve Countdown in Tokyo is one of the most important activity of Tokyoites to welcome the New Year. December winter in Japan is a very joyous month with the occurrence of several widely celebrated festivals such as Christmas and New Year. However, did you know that unlike the other Asian countries which typically …

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Comiket Cosplay at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba

Cosplay is a unique and popular culture in Japan where Cosplayers (participants) dressed up as a character from comics, anime, movies, video games etc. It’s quite phenomenal and impressive viewing these cosplayers and the details they put into their costume role-playing. In Tokyo, you can sometimes see cosplayers in action on every Sunday at Yoyogi …

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Restaurant Singapore Hainan Chi-fan (Chicken Rice) in Tokyo

Today is our Singapore’s 53rd birthday~ our National Day!!! Exactly a year ago, I was in Tokyo and decided to celebrate the special day with my classmates in a Singaporean cuisine restaurant! Apparently, Japanese love Singapore cuisines especially our Hainanese chicken rice! In fact, the restaurant which we visited is called “Singapore Hainan Chi-fan”! The …

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Tips to survive the hot Japan summer – Part 2

Here are a few more tips to survive the hot Japan summer! 6. Enjoy the ice At some shopping streets, there are blocks of ice to help cool down the surroundings. Take advantage of these ice blocks to at least cool your hands. (But no licking of the ice blocks please….). This particular pretty ice …

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Tips to survive the hot Japan summer – Part 1

Japan is now plagued by the heat wave, which has gotten so bad that it is almost considered as a natural disaster. Indeed, even for someone who grew up in all-year summer Singapore, I also find summer in Japan quite distressing at times. Nevertheless, I have learnt to manage the heat and am happy to …

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Japanese Oden – Eating on a budget series

Who loves oden as much as I do? ?? Oden, in my opinion is the Japanese version of Yong Tau Foo (without the rice/mee/bee hoon), that’s warm and comforting to the soul. Oden is typically sold as takeaways in convenience stores during winter, as well as during cool periods during other seasons, such as typhoon period …

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Tokyo Central Post Office – Postcards and souvenirs for tourists

The Tokyo Central Post Office at Kitte Building in Marunouchi Station, Tokyo is unlike any typical post offices. Besides the main posting and delivery services, it also has a wide range of unique souvenirs for tourist! There are many limited edition postcards and seasonal greeting cards on sale. Perfect spot for tourists to select a …

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Garbage sorting in Japan

A major stressful chore during my long stay in Tokyo last year was compartmentalising my garbage. ? I remembered how the building management emphasized on this house chore during key collection on my first day. And, I went blur ?at this instruction sheet. Even in the apartment, this instruction note is already laminated and pasted on the kitchen …