Tokyo is home to an abundance of eateries, and it’s not unusual to stumble upon a hidden gem while walking through a narrow alleyway at night. Like this one: Heavy on the tech noir feels. I must be the worst food/travel blogger ever, because I snapped pictures of the place thinking it’d be easy to find later on Google Maps. How. Utterly. Mistaken. Googling … Continue reading We Ate At A Random Resto In Tokyo : Out-Of-This-World Gyoza + Fatty Hotpot
Buddhism came to Japan very early – around the 6th century – and the archipelago is dotted with ancient shrines and temples. Unlike regions where the rise and fall of kingdoms have resulted in a change of the major religions (think the ancient Indonesian kingdoms which used to be Hindu, then Buddhist, and now Muslim), Buddhism in Japan has survived the influence of outside forces. … Continue reading Visiting Senso-ji, Asakusa – Tokyo’s Oldest Buddhist Temple
What do you get when you marry a venerable tea house with over 150 years of history, with a popular confectionery chain? If your answer is the world’s most intensely flavoured matcha ice cream, then you’d be right. Suzukien, located in the Asakusa neighbourhood of Tokyo (just across the road from Sensoji Temple), prides itself in serving Premium No.7, aka a gelato so packed with … Continue reading Suzukien X Nanaya @ Asakusa, Tokyo – The World’s Strongest Matcha Ice-Cream
On my last trip to Japan, I was fortunate enough to experience many off-the-beaten path gems, from visiting thatched-roof villages in Gokayama to strolling through one of the country’s most beautifully landscaped gardens in Kanazawa. This time around, I had a couple of days in Tokyo – the country’s modern, bustling capital. While most of it was spent on a work-related assignment, our group managed … Continue reading Review: Tsukiji Sushidai Honkan @ Tsukiji Outer Market, Tokyo
Hey guys! I’ve been following the Japanese anime/manga series One Piece since my teens, and while I haven’t been updating myself religiously (blame it on how long and draggy the series is – they first published in 1997 wtf), I’ve always loved the art, characters and great storyline. This summer, the iconic Ocean Park Hong Kong is having the Ocean Park Summer Water Battle, in … Continue reading Ocean Park Hong Kong Is Having A One Piece Summer Bash – Check Out The Adorable Food Items!
Our five days in Japan was coming to a close. We spent our last night in Nagoya, a bustling metropolis and Chubu’s largest city. There was finally some time for free and easy (our schedule had been so jam-packed, it was difficult to even shop for souvenirs!), and I spent an evening wandering around my hotel, popping into convenience stores and malls to see what … Continue reading Travelogue Japan: An Unagi Dinner in Nagoya City
Nagoya is an interesting blend of old and new. On one hand, the city has a rich history that dates back to the founding of Nagoya Castle, once the Tokugawa Shogunate’s stronghold. On the other, you have the city’s current status as the fourth largest city in Japan and a major maritime port. After the war, which reduced many old parts of Japan to rubble, … Continue reading Travelogue Japan: Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, Nagoya
You know the saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun’? I couldn’t have agreed more – our five days in Japan felt like it was coming to an end too soon! Our last overnight stop before flying back to Tokyo was Nagoya, the country’s fourth largest city and a major maritime port. We caught a mid-morning train from Takayama, a three-hour ride away. Mariko-san bought … Continue reading Travelogue Japan: Nagoya Castle, Nagoya