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. My first Solo Night bus ride  I booked another solo bus trip with Willer Express from Ikebukuro to Nagoya station, only this time, I got…

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.  We decided to go to Takao…

Serendipitous Adventure in Mt. Togakushi

Hello everyone! Here’s the second day of my Going solo in Nagano blog. 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 (upper…

Going SOLO in NAGANO part 1

Hello everyone! Welcome to Autumn in Japan blog series. 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, the…

Mount Tsukuba in Early Autumn

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 outside…

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…

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…