Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Shopping Shopping malls and streets

Harajuku Takeshita Street, Harajuku Part 1 (Tokyo Budget)

Believe me, shopping in Tokyo can be cheap and affordable too if you visit Harajuku Takeshita Street, the trademark shopping street in Harajuku! Similarly to other Asia’s famous shopping districts such as Xi-Meng-Ding in Taipei and Myeong Dong in Seoul, Harajuku Takeshita Street is the hang-out place in Tokyo for price-conscious Japanese teens. It is …

First Timer Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Shopping Shopping malls and streets

Lumine Est Shinjuku : Tokyo Shopping Paradise 1

JR Vacation If I only have time for 1 shopping mall in Tokyo, my all-time favourite Lumine Est Shinjuku would definitely be THE ONE due to the following reasons: The only major shopping mall in Tokyo which closes at 10pm. Most shopping malls in Tokyo close between 8pm-8.30pm. So an extended closing time is a MAJOR …

Cafe Food Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

Foot Onsen Bath Cafe – Momi no-Yu (もみの湯(もみの気ハウス) 上野店)

Onsen bathing is an unique yet somewhat awkward and embarrassing Japanese cultural experience for Singaporeans who are not used to the concept of being naked with strangers in a private bath. For those who are not comfortable in visiting an onsen bath and feel regretful over missing the health benefits of onsen bathing, you will be pleasantly …

Cafe Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

Cozy Stationery Cafe in Tokyo – Bunbougu Cafe

Japanese are well-known for their innovation and creativity, and I’m excited to share on some very interesting finds that formed part of the stationery collection available at Bunbougu Cafe – a Stationery Cafe (Bunbougu means 文房具, stationery in Japanese) owned by Toukou Bros, a well-known stationery wholesaler in Japan. Check out these amazing stationery! An “anti-discard” …

Cafe Floral themed cafe Food Japan Kanto (Tokyo)

Flower Themed Cafe 4: Flower Cafe Kazahana Tokyo

The Flower Cafe Kazahana (Flower&cafe風花) was a hidden gem in Minami Aoyama that I chanced upon by accident on the internet and it remains as one of my very best finds in Tokyo! Unsurprisingly, the cafe is also located in one of those small quiet streets. I walked past a few shops and was attracted …

Cafe Floral themed cafe Food Japan Kanto (Tokyo)

Tree-house Cafe Les Grands Arbres, Tokyo – Floral Theme Cafe 3

Being a true-blue Singaporean, tree-house restaurants/cafes are uncommon and typically remain as an image/a scene from hollywood movies. I can’t imagine myself staying in a tree-house though as I’m scared of crawlies but would love the fun and cheap thrill of being able to climb up to it and wave from the top. I first …

Cafe Floral themed cafe Food Japan Kanto (Tokyo)

Flower theme Cafe 2: Nicolai Bergmann Nomu Cafe

My love for beautiful theme cafes brings me on a search journey for another flower-themed cafe, and I found my answer in the gorgeous Nicolai Bergmann Nomu Cafe. If Aoyama Flower Market is the leader and an important player of the Japanese floralculture industry, then Nicolai Bergmann would be deemed as “the new kid on the …

Chubu Japan Places of Interest Visiting

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route full day itinerary

We have always heard so much and seen many spectacular views of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, especially the classic snow wall but have never gotten to visit it as we were previously travelling to the more typical touristy destinations. With this longer break, we had purposely planned our itinerary to include the Alpine Route, which was …

Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kyushu Shikoku Tohoku Transport Transport - Self driving

Explore on wheels – Self driving in Japan

Japan is covered with a vast network of rails. Trains and buses can get you anywhere. For most of our trips, public transport is our preferred choice. But, self drive trips are fun and easy too. In one of our latest trip, we squeezed in a self driving experience covering areas in the Kansai region. …

Chubu Japan Places of Interest Visiting

Seasonal Festival 2: Fuji Shibazakura festival in Kawaguchiko

If you ask anyone for famous views in Japan, you are likely to hear “Mt Fuji” and “Sakura”. If you are visiting Tokyo between mid April to end May, you must head to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival in Kawaguchiko! The land of pink mosses with the magnificant view of Mt Fuji in the backdrop~~~ trust …