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

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 …

Cafe Food Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Themed cafes

Rilakkuma X Tower Records Cafe (Kiiroitori Diary)

During my recent long summer vacation in Tokyo, I visited the Rilakkuma (Kiiroitori Diary) themed cafe hosted by Tower Records Cafe at Omotesando. This pop-up cafe was a little unique as it revolved around Rilakkuma’s friend – Kiiroitori (the yellow chick)! Some fun facts about Rilakkuma and Kiiroitori: Rilakkuma is produced by San-X, a Japanese …

Hokkaido Japan Places of Interest Visiting

Farm Tomita, Furano Hokkaido, Japan Summer

If you are visiting Hokkaido between July to September, I will highly recommend you to include Farm Tomita in Furano in your itnerary! You will be amazed by the gorgeous views of their purple carpet of lavender and other colourful flower fields during this blooming season! Preview of the picturesque views: In July: Full bloom of …

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 …

Hokkaido Japan Places of Interest Visiting

Seasonal Festival 1: Hokuryu-cho Sunflower Festival in Hokkaido

Calm blue sky, puffy marshmellow clouds, a million sunflowers – the three elements which form the ever-picturesque view on various print and digital medias, were presented right before me at the Hokuryu-cho Sunflower Festival in Hokkaido. This biggest sunflower field in Japan transformed into a huge yellow landscape in the Hokuryu town every summer, with its annual Himawari …