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Autumn in Japan Finale: Whimsical Korankei park and Fun in Nagoya

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all happy and well. Winter has come (at least for me, lol). So here’s my final blog for this year’s Autumn in Japan blog series. https://youtu.be/NcTiQm2uaiU My first Solo Night bus ride  I booked another solo bus trip with Willer Express from Ikebukuro to Nagoya station, only this time, I… Continue reading Autumn in Japan Finale: Whimsical Korankei park and Fun in Nagoya

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Hachioji’s 39th Vibrant Ginkgo Festival

Hello everyone! Last week was Hachioji’s Ginkgo Festival and I thought it would be fun to add it to our Autumn in Japan blog series. Ginkgo Festival is called Ichou Matsuri in Japanese and it is held on a weekend when Ginkgo trees change their color to bright yellow.  https://youtu.be/MfPesN2enJI We decided to go to… Continue reading Hachioji’s 39th Vibrant Ginkgo Festival

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Serendipitous Adventure in Mt. Togakushi

Hello everyone! Here’s the second day of my Going solo in Nagano blog. https://youtu.be/mx8lhJoQRKs I had to do a lot more walking on this part of my trip since Togakushi is historically a pilgrimage site. Mount Togakushi is a rocky mountain and home of Shinto shrines called Hokosha (lower shrine), Chusha (middle shrine), and Okusha… Continue reading Serendipitous Adventure in Mt. Togakushi

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Going SOLO in NAGANO part 1

Hello everyone! Welcome to Autumn in Japan blog series. https://youtu.be/3l-0bkyBO7g Last week, I found out about a bus company called Willer Express and decided to take a bus ride to Nagano city. It was only 3,800JPY for a roundtrip bus ticket from Shinjuku to Nagano. It was really cheap because of the roundtrip discount! Plus,… Continue reading Going SOLO in NAGANO part 1

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Mount Tsukuba in Early Autumn

https://youtu.be/9tp6obz-evU Hello everyone! Welcome to another blog for Autumn in Japan series. Last week, K and I needed some time away from the city so we decided to check Mount Tsukuba’s autumn colors. It was about a 90-minute drive from our place but we got there in the afternoon already. K parked the car just… Continue reading Mount Tsukuba in Early Autumn

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Japan’s Hitachi Seaside Park in Autumn

Welcome to J Beauty Journal's Autumn in Japan series! I just want to say a quick thank you for visiting my post. Go ahead and scroll down below to view Japan’s Kochia bush and cosmos flowers. We went to Hitachi Seaside park again this year and during its peak season. It was super crowded compared… Continue reading Japan’s Hitachi Seaside Park in Autumn

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TeamLab Planets: Travel Vlog

Hello everyone! Just dropping by to show you guys my experience at one of TeamLab's exhibits in Odaiba. Mind you there's two of them there, the other one is called BORDERLESS. I got them mixed up initially but now we know! Borderless is the permanent TeamLab location in Odaiba while this Planet location in Toyosu… Continue reading TeamLab Planets: Travel Vlog

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Okinawa: Cape Maeda

こんにちは、みんなさん!(Hello everyone!) I am back with another Okinawa blog and it’s about our trip to Cape Maeda and it’s Blue cave. Cape Maeda is at Okinawa’s Onna Village, right beside Yomitan Village. It is an hour away from Naha city via train and bus. Instead of taking public transport, we decided to rent a car.… Continue reading Okinawa: Cape Maeda

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Okinawa: Sunrise Market and Food

Anywhere you go, you’ll probably visit the market and try the local food. That’s exactly what we did on our second day here in Naha. It is the central city of Okinawa’s mainland and home for its prefectural government. Near the Airbnb we booked, is the sunrise market where we can walk and reach Kokusai-Dori.… Continue reading Okinawa: Sunrise Market and Food

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Okinawa: First Impression

  Hello everyone! In Japanese, that’s "konnichiwa, Minna-san!" In Okinawan, “haisai, gusuyo!” I hope you’re all doing fine today. We just got back from Okinawa where we stayed for a week, following the elections and also I little bit of sightseeing. This is my first time on the Island whom they used to call the… Continue reading Okinawa: First Impression