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Taking the unbeaten path to Itako and Ibaraki’s hidden towns

Located at the edge of the Kanto region facing the Pacific, Ibaraki prefecture is known for its Capital Mito city, Hitachi seaside park and its double-peaked Mountain Tsukuba. In this blog post, we'll take an unfamiliar route to Itako, Namegata, and Kashima. Itako In Japan, Itako city is well known for its Iris garden in… Continue reading Taking the unbeaten path to Itako and Ibaraki’s hidden towns

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Arrival in Kanazawa and Exploring the Ancient Samurai District

Konnichiwa Mina-san! Sorry, this blog post is late but it’s better late than never. https://youtu.be/uxuW7M2fxgw Last week I decided to finally visit Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture Japan. As usual, I used Willer express bus to get there and booking.com to book my stay. This is also NOT a sponsored blog. I booked the bus and… Continue reading Arrival in Kanazawa and Exploring the Ancient Samurai District

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2018’s Fascinating Tokyo Winter Illuminations

Hello everyone! Welcome to another キラキラ winter blog series! Since the first week of December, I’ve been going around Tokyo, admiring its annual winter Illuminations. So here are all the places I visited, in case you missed Tokyo’s winter dancing lights. You can also watch the video below! https://youtu.be/lOKhqVcROGA Tokyo MidTown Soap Bubble Illumination (November… Continue reading 2018’s Fascinating Tokyo Winter Illuminations

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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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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: 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

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Sunny Hakone Vlog

こんにちは、みんなさん!We went to Hakone last June when it's the rainy season. I thought you might find it interesting to see how it is there in Hakone during its low season. We made a visit to Okada Art Museum where we had to pay 2,600yen each with our Hakone free pass. A bit pricey but inside… Continue reading Sunny Hakone Vlog

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SR18: Takayama

こんにちは、みんなさん! Have you seen my vlog post featuring Hida Takayama? If not you can scroll down below to watch the video. But if you’ve seen it already then this is just the second part of our Takayama trip. Before we head back to our hotel to check-out, K and I visited Takayama Jinya which is… Continue reading SR18: Takayama