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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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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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Field Archery in the Mountains

Hello everyone! I have never been this excited to flip this laptop open and share with you guys the most exciting thing we've ever done so far this year. I finally went full Katniss Everdeen shooting arrows inside the mountain in Gunma! I was part of our High school archery team in Marikina, competing with… Continue reading Field Archery in the Mountains

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Setsugetsuka Hakone Hotel

Hello Everyone! This blog aims to give you an idea of what it's like to stay in Hakone during the non-busy season and what Japanese accommodation looks like. This trip was supposed to be for the three of us, including my mother. However, she had to move her trip on a later date so we… Continue reading Setsugetsuka Hakone Hotel

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Riding Odakyu’s New​ Romance Car (箱根の電車)

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last wrote a proper blog. Today, I posted my video blog riding the newest Romance car by Odakyu Electric railway. It was last June when we were lucky enough to get the front seats at the observatory car. If you plan on booking these seats during Autumn,… Continue reading Riding Odakyu’s New​ Romance Car (箱根の電車)

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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 the Takayama Jinya which… Continue reading SR18: Takayama

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SR18: Hida Furukawa

こんにちは、みんなさん! I hope you guys are having a wonderful start to your weekend. Before the month of May ended, I posted my blog about Shirakawago. This blog is a continuation of our Golden week road trip with K. Now from Shirakawago, we had to drive along the Tokai-Hokuriku expressway thru the Hida Tunnel which is… Continue reading SR18: Hida Furukawa

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SR18: Shirakawago

こんにちは、みんなさん!お久しぶりです! We’re in the middle of Spring here in Tokyo but it feels like summer already. Anyway, have I ever mentioned why I don’t post a blog as often as last year? I think I mentioned I got a job in a Destination Management company. Well, now that I mentioned it (again?), I’ve learned quite… Continue reading SR18: Shirakawago