Chugoku Japan Places of Interest Visiting

Tottori Sand Museum | 鳥取県砂の美術館 – Amazing Sand Art, near Tottori Sand Dunes in Japan

We stumbled upon the Tottori Sand Museum after our visit to the Tottori Sand dunes. Located just beside, the Sand Museum is Japan’s only open-air museum that showcases sand art, with exhibits opened to the public every year from April to January. 我们在参观鳥取沙丘之后偶然发现了鳥取砂の美術館。这间美術館是日本唯一一个展示沙艺术的露天馆,展品每年四月至一月向公众开放 The Sand Museum attracts teams from around the world to create sand …

Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Visiting

Breathtaking view of 4.5 million Nemophila Flowers In A Sea Of Blue at Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki

The miharashi hill at Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki dawns a blue coat of nemophila (also known as “baby blue eyes”) every mid April to May, and I finally witness the magnificent sight today! Another highlight at Hitachi Seaside Park is also their Tulips Garden! So.so.so beautiful. ? Nemophila Harmony- the blue landscape of nemophila. …

Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Visiting

Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi 足利フラワーパーク, 栃木県 – The World’s Most Beautiful Wisteria Comes Alive At This Park, And Lots Of Beautiful Tulips Too!

Last month, we went to Ashikaga Flower Park for the most beautiful great wisteria in the world. The full bloom is expected to be right now (early May) and we were one or two weeks earlier. The flowers and wisteria were still spectacular enough! There is a new JR station named after the Ashikaga Flower …

Japan Japan Talk Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Random Japan Visiting

JR Vacation Travel Talk #2 – Our longest ever train ride, Wagyu beef and Autumn leaves at Kawaguchiko

JR Vacation says: This photo was taken in our longest-ever train ride (approximate 6-7 hours) from Ueno in Tokyo to Hakodate in Hokkaido in winter 2014. We wanted to experience traveling from a non-snowy city to a snowy city; the magical moment of witnessing snow when the train travels out from the tunnel. It was …

Hokkaido Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Random Japan Visiting

JR Vacation Travel Talk #1 – Can you see the shy Fujisan, Selfie with giraffe at Asahiyama Zoo, and Candid Shot at Arashiyama, Kyoto

A shot taken from the JR track platform on the way to Kawasaki. There is something about the beauty of Mt Fuji as a backdrop behind these buildings. It’s so surreal and majestic that you can’t take your eyes off it… JR Vacation’s first winter holiday in 2013. It’s a one week Hokkaido trip, using …

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

Top Three Views of Japan 日本三景- Selected by the Japanese many centuries ago, the 日本三景 offer the Top 3 Best Views in Japan

The Three Views of Japan Hello friends, today we would like to introduce to you our trips to 3 awesome places in Japan! There are many Top list of destinations in Japan. There are top three gardens, top three night views, top ten temples, top three snow festivals, and etc. But the most famous of …

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

Sukiya – eating on a budget. Probably the best meal you can get in Japan for under 500 Yen ($5)

In our previous post, we introduced one of our favourite fast food chain in Japan, Matsuya. And now, we talk about Number 1 food chain, Sukiya. Sukiya (すき家) is the leading Gyudon chain in Japan, with over 2000 outlets across 47 prefectures. Yes including Okinawa! It is our most frequented restaurant after Matsuya. Sukiya serves …

Japan Kyushu Places of Interest Visiting

A stopover at Cape Manzamo in Okinawa, the Elephant Trunk shape natural cliff overseeing the Sea of Japan

On our way from Naha to the Churaumi Aquarium at the northern part of Okinawa island, we decided to make a pit stop and visit the Cape Manzamo (万座毛). Manzamo sports a big plain of grassland facing the East China Sea. The name literally means a space for ten thousand people to sit in and accordingly …

Cafe Featured Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

Totoro Cream Puff Cafe in Tokyo Setagaya – for the Totoro and Ghibli fans. Cute puffs and lots of souvenirs to buy

Fans of Mr Hayao Miyazaki and Ghibli Studio will definitely lit up their eyes at the sight of these Totoro cream puffs! Yes! You heard us correctly~~~ Totoro from the highly acclaimed popular animated fantasy film My Neighbour Totoro produced by Studio Ghibli in 1988, came alive in the form of cream puffs at Shiro-Hige’s …

Cafe Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

MR FRIENDLY Cafe at Daikanyama Tokyo – A theme cafe of the popular mascot that many Japanese kids love

In Singapore, children are introduced to Singa The Lion – a popular social mascot for promoting kindness nationwide. Did you know that in Japan, there is also a popular social character named MR FRIENDLY who promotes amicable relationship, love, peace and happiness among children and young adults? Conceptualized by renowned design company, Super Planning Co Ltd in 1988 …