Thursday, October 17, 2019

Outdoor

Trek through picturesque Japan: ancient forests, magnificent mountains, all steeped in culture and history.

Tradition, Technology and Tries: 2019 in Toyota City

When you hear the word “Toyota”, I doubt the next word in your mind is “city”. Toyota City, as the name suggests, is the thriving hub of technology and innovation home to the Toyota...

Fun Around Mt. Fuji (4): Hot Pink Flower Festivals To Ice Cold Caves

From the vibrant hot pink Shiba-Sakura by Lake Motosuko, to the cool underground lava and ice caves by Lake Saiko, we explored the hidden and natural majesty of Mt. Fuji that extends beyond the...

Picturesque Japan: The Kujuku Islands

Natural seaside beauty at Kyushu's "99 Islands" Nearly untouched by human hands and abounding with intricate islet formations, the Kujuku Islands offers an unparalleled scenic seascape view. Scattered along Nagasaki's coastline for 25 km, the Kujuku Islands (literally...

Reminiscing Old Japan in Kanagawa prefecture

Temples, arts, entertainment, history and culture Beyond the first urban impressions of its capital Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture surprises us with cultural treasures, fascinating legends and historic sites that are of great importance to Japan. Its...

Gifu

Gifu: The Land of Clear Waters Strategically located in central Japan, Gifu-ken (岐阜県, Gifu prefecture) is made up of five (unofficial) regions and is famous for its beautiful mountain towns, clear waters, traditional cormorant fishing...

Fun Around Mt. Fuji (1): A Short Trip To The Fuji Five Lakes Area

Part 1: Let the fun begin! Thousands of tourists travel to Mt. Fuji each summer to make the strenuous ascent to its peak. Others of us just want to have a little fun. Which is why I’m...

Ukai: A 3-in-1 Truly “U”-nique Experience

To enjoy Japan’s culture, cuisine and scenery, try a Ukai river cruise. “Ukai” literally means the rearing of cormorants and refers to a traditional fishing method deploying these long-necked aquatic birds to hunt for river...

Nostalgic Pottering in Yanesen Part 2

Shitamachi roaming by bicycle Last time we left off at the Nennekoya. Get on your Tokyo bike as it's time to potter on! (For part 1, see "Nostalgic Pottering in Yanasen Part 1") Nezu Shrine With a history of...
tarai-bune boat ride 1

Rediscover the Charm of Niigata

1. Cycling through the City Visiting the Old Town The city of Niigata is divided into two parts by Shinano River, the longest river in Japan. The district between Shinano River and Niigata Station is called...

Iris in Wonderland Japan: Summer Fireworks

Hi, my name is Iris Woo and I'm Malaysian Chinese, born and bred in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. This is my first blog entry on my journey to chase my dream to become...