A Day Trip to Nara, Japan


Japan, Nara, Travel

Nara Side Trip Nara (奈良市, Nara-shi) was the first capital of Japan. Just like Kyoto, Nara is known for its traditional and historical strictures and sites. Nara’s main attractions are Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Grand Shrine and Higashimuki Shopping Street. Nara is just an hour away from Kyoto and Osaka so a […]

November 18, 2016

Tokyo to Kyoto: The Fastest Way


Japan, Kyoto, Tokyo, Travel

Tokyo, Japan Day Day 4: Tokyo to Kyoto via Shinkansen It’s my last day in Tokyo so I went back to Harajuko and Shibuya to shop and take a selfie with Hachiko. In the afternoon I traveled from Tokyo to Kyoto via Shinkansen/Bullet train. I definitely enjoyed my short stay in Tokyo and I cant […]

November 10, 2016

Tsukiji Market and Ginza Travel Guide


Japan, Tokyo, Travel

Tokyo, Japan Day 3.1:Exploring Tsukiji Market & Ginza My Day 3 Higlights: From Fish Market to Upscale Shops. It’s my third day in Tokyo but there are so many places to visit. I started my day exploring Tsukiji Market in Central Tokyo. Then I went to Ginza for some window shopping. In the afternoon I decided to spend it in Ueno […]

November 7, 2016

Exploring Eastern Kyoto 京都, Japan


Japan, Kyoto, Travel

Eastern Kyoto Travel Guide Kyoto (京都, Kyōto) was Japan’s capital from 794 until 1868. Kyoto is a historical city, many shrines and historical structures are well-preserved. There are many places and things to do in Kyoto. Since I have limited time, I concentrated in exploring Western, Southern and Eastern Kyoto. Things to do in Eastern Kyoto: Exploring beautiful gardens, […]

November 3, 2016

Asakusa (浅草) to Odaiba (お台場) Travel Guide


Japan, Tokyo, Travel

Tokyo, Japan Travel Log Day 2: Traditional to Modern When travelling to Japan it is common to see a mixture of old and new. The best way to experience this is to visit both the historic Asakusa district and the very modern Odaiba district. The contrast made my trip interesting and educational. It felt like […]

July 13, 2016

Western Tokyo, Japan Travel Guide


Japan, Tokyo, Travel

Tokyo, Japan Travelog Day 1: Western Tokyo I arrived in Tokyo at around 6 am, It was still early and the Inn will not be open before 10 am. I went to a Dunkin donuts near the hostel to grab some breakfast and waited for the inn to open. The staff at Retrometro backpackers were […]

March 8, 2016

Japanese Plum 梅 (ume) Blossoms


Japan, Travel

Although Cherry blossoms are more popular, I think that Japanese plum blossoms (ume 梅) are equally beautiful. Just like the sakura, ume blossoms are iconic symbol for spring season. Japanese plum typically blossoms at the start of spring (February to March). Photos above are taken while strolling around Hama Rikyu gardens in central Tokyo alongside […]

March 7, 2016

DIY Solo Travel to Japan


Japan, Travel

It was always my dream to travel to Japan. I grew up watching Japanese anime and playing Japanese computer games. Last year I finally booked a flight, at that Time I was jobless so I decided to look for a job and save money for the trip.  Another problem was getting a visa, fortunately Japan have […]

December 7, 2015