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Dormy Inn Korakuen – The latest addition to our favourite hotel chain in Tokyo

The Dormy Inn hotel chain is always our favourite choice for accommodation in Japan, as detailed over in this post here. In our latest Tokyo trip, we were thrilled to find the brand new branch of Dormy Inn Korakuen right beside the Tokyo Dome City. Dormy Inn Korakuen only recently opened in May 2018 and …

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Darumanome Ramen Akihabara – Single Seating Automated Ramen Restaurant

Best Ramen in Akihabara Darumanome Ramen Restaurant in Akihabara Electric Town has one of the best Tonkotsu (Pork broth) Ramen in the area. Located right inside the most popular part of Akihabara, behind the huge SEGA Amusement park and besides the Animate Center, this ramen shop is always crowded during peak hours. Previously, Darumanome Ramen uses …

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Latest hauls from UFO Catcher in Tokyo

Amusement centers such as SEGA and Adores are still hugely popular in Japan, with some of the latest arcade machines attracting scores of gamers everyday. In recent years, the UFO catcher machines are making a comeback and many tourists love playing these, include ourselves. Besides the traditional UFO claws, newer machines like the below can …

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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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Getting around – Tokyo public subways

Tokyo boasts a world class, high density public transport systems consisting of multiple subways, buses and taxis. Getting around the city is not a problem even for non-japanese speaking free and easy travellers like us. Taking the subways is our preferred choice of transportation in and around Tokyo. Take a look at Tokyo Transport. Subways Tokyo …

Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Places of Interest Visiting

Arashiyama 嵐山 – Bamboo Groves and Togetsukyo Bridge in Kyoto

Arashiyama in Kyoto prefecture is most famous for its Bamboo Groves and the Togetsukyo Bridge. The area is conveniently connected by at least 4 train stations making it very accessible and frequently visited by even locals living around Kyoto. On this hot summer day, we visited Arashiyama eager to see the world famous bamboo grooves. …

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Buying Goodies and Snacks from our Japan Trips

Japan has some of the most amazing snacks and goodies for every visitors, young or old. All of them are beautifully packaged and are the perfect souvenirs for friends and families. In most of our Japan trips, we will usually spend thousands of yen on the last day on snacks and goodies, enough to last …

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Mori no Tokei “Forest Clock” Cafe 森の時計 at New Furano Prince Hotel Ningle Terrace

We visited the Ningle Terrace in New Furano Prince Hotel back many years ago. Deep inside the snow covered forest, there is a nice little coffee house called the Mori no Tokei 森の時計, meaning Forest Clock. This cafe and surrounding hills were made famous by the 2005 Japanese Drama Yasashii jikan《優しい時間》starring Ninomiya Kazunari (二宮和也) and Nagasawa Masami (長澤まさみ). Fans …

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3 Best Japan Hotels for Budget Travellers and Couples

Choosing an accommodation is always the hardest part during a vacation planning, especially in a major city like Tokyo and Osaka. Hotels in the higher tiers are expensive, ranging from $300 a night upwards. Luckily for us, we always travel in two and can choose to stay in business hotels that are more affordable. Although …

First Timer Food Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo) Street food and fast food

Tempura Tendon Tenya 天丼てんや – Best Tempura Chain Restaurant in Japan

Whenever we are craving for some authentic Japanese Tempura, we will head over to the nearest Tempura Tendon Tenya (天丼てんや) restaurant. With over 500 shops all over Japan, Tendon Tenya is a really popular Tempura chain restaurant among both locals and tourists. The most famous Tendon Tenya outlet is located in Harajuku after Justin Bieber …