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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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Hundreds of Maneki Neko at Gotokuji Temple, Tokyo

Let’s pay tribute to the most famous feline – maneki neko at Gotokuji Temple in Japan! It is International Cat Day today! We all love maneki neko, be it the beckoning (paw) call or the auspicious significant it carries, fondly known as 招财猫 (means cat which attracts fortune). The visit to Gotokuji Temple was a spectacular …

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A trip to Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa

We are not really park or nature lovers, and only happened to visit Kenrokuen Garden after a trip to the nearby Kanazawa Castle. Being one of Japan’s “Top 3 most beautiful landscape garden” Kenrokuen (兼六園) sits on the former spacious Kanazawa castle ground and is carefully maintained by the local authorities. On this hot summer day, …

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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 …

Featured First Timer Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo)

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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Ichiran Ramen Japan 一蘭 – A Tourists Favourite

Ichiran Ramen (一蘭) is one of the most well known ramen chain in Japan among tourists. Originating from the kingdom of tonkotsu Fukuoka, Ichiran Ramen has branches all over Japan. In recent years, we can even see them overseas in cities like Hong Kong, Taipei, and New York. Our first experience with Ichiran was many …