Castle Japan Kyushu Visiting

Kumamoto Castle 熊本城 – The most famous castle in Kyushu Japan

We visited Kumamoto castle (the third castle of this winter trip) in Kumamoto City, Kyushu, Japan. This is one of the Top 10 castles in Japan, beautiful exterior, large castle ground and a rich display of historical artefacts in the castle itself. The castle and some surrounding stone walls were damaged by a 6.2 magnitude …

Cafe Food Japan Kyushu Street food and fast food

A&W Okinawa – The first outlet in Japan

Singaporeans love A&W, especially the curly fries, coney dog, and Root Beer! However, it had been almost 15 years since we had an A&W outlet here in Singapore, when the last one shuts its door in 2003. And so when we visited Okinawa, we would make sure to have the famous American hamburgers and root …

Food Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Street food and fast food

Tokyo Chikara Meshi – 東京チカラめし Wonderful Grilled Beef Bowl restaurant

Image source: commons.wikimedia.org A few years back, we had one of the best grilled beef bowl at a Tokyo Chikara Meshi restaurant. This is a relatively new chain restaurant which at one point, had dozens of shops across Japan. Chikara Meshi signature fast food is the Grilled Beef bowl that is not only super delicious but …

Featured First Timer Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Transport Transport - Rails

How to travel from Narita Airport to Tokyo Metropolitan areas

Upon landing at Narita Airport in Tokyo, tourists are given many options of transportation to get to the Tokyo city area. But choosing the best mode depends on many factors, such as location of your hotel or accommodation, number of pax, and how much luggage you have. Here, from our own experience, we introduce to …

Cafe First Timer Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

5 cafe and coffee shop to get your breakfast in Japan

We usually start our day in Japan with simple breakfast like bread and coffee. There are countless chain cafe in major cities and it is so easy to find one of them along any street. We do not have special preference and will normally just hop into the nearest one. Here are 5 of our …

Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Places of Interest Transport Transport - Self driving Visiting

Anami Kaigan Ancient Rocks – 穴見海岸安山岩

Sometimes, you don’t need a guidebook to explore off the beaten track places in Japan. Like how we discover the ancient rocks at Anami Kaigan, found at the Shin’onsen district of Hyogo Prefecture. While driving from Kinosaki Onsen to Tottori sand dune, we made a pit stop at the road side and saw some weird …

Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Visiting

Cup Noodle Museum Yokohama – A fun and interactive museum for family

For family with kids travelling to Tokyo, a visit to the Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama is highly recommended. This fun and interactive museum not only showcase the most famous Japanese invention, it is also a place which, stirs the creativity and curiosity within every child and provides a rich educational experience. Cup noodle was …

First Timer Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Visiting

Hanayashiki – A hidden theme park for family in Asakusa Tokyo

Visitors to Japan are familiar with Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios in Osaka, or Fuji Q Highland. But do you know that there is a theme park in the center of Tokyo city in Asakusa? Hanayashiki (浅草花やしき) holds the record of Oldest Amusement Park in Japan, dating back to 1853 when it was first started as …

Food Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Restaurants

Kobe Night View and enjoying Kobe Premium Beef

The night view of Kobe is among the Top 3 Night Views of Japan, together with Hakodate as seen from Mount Hakodate in Hokkaido, and Nagasaki as seen from Mount Inasa in Nagasaki. All of them are also known as ten million dollar views for the high costs needed to maintain the views. We were at …