Hiraizumi Chusonji Iwate Japan – A World Heritage-Site Visit

On our last memorable day after a good sleep at the ryokan, we unwillingly dragged our luggage off the ryokan compound feeling sad that the journey’s gonna end here. Well, not really.. we have a last pitstop to make.. the Chusonji at Hiraizumi. Never have i imagined the Hiraizumi is that beautiful: capped with snow … Continue reading “Hiraizumi Chusonji Iwate Japan – A World Heritage-Site Visit”

Hokkaido Mt Moiwa – an alternative to million-dollar Hokkaido views

“Where do you want to visit for the evening?” my guide questioned as i flipped through the brochures while laying comfortable on a couch at Best Western Sapporo. “Something beautiful for the night..” i mumbled and this caught my attention – Mt Moiwa. And off we set, without a question asked despite knowing it’s a … Continue reading “Hokkaido Mt Moiwa – an alternative to million-dollar Hokkaido views”

3.11 Night Light-up Ceremony in Miyagi City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

Strolling through the dark within the premises of the Morioka castle, we soon found a glimpse of light shining from far and my tour guide smiled, “That’s where we are heading to”. I heaved a sigh of relief as uncertainty filled my thoughts earlier on whether we were heading in the right direction with our … Continue reading “3.11 Night Light-up Ceremony in Miyagi City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan”

Tokyo must-see attractions : Sy revisits Japan

7 brisk flying hours from Singapore, Tokyo is a must-visit for many especially for the shopaholics who loves the fashions and shopping as well as for attraction-lovers who will be fascinated with the rich history behind each of these attractions, such as the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple, Tsukiji Fish Market for its busy bustling activities, … Continue reading “Tokyo must-see attractions : Sy revisits Japan”

3.11 NGO Meet-ups: Emerging Future Young stars of Japan

LIVE FROM JAPAN NGO known as Non-Governmental Organisation has rose in figures, after the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It has also raised many attention of local student groups from different universities and started on their own initiative to help raise more awareness in the situations in the affected areas, as well as assisting … Continue reading “3.11 NGO Meet-ups: Emerging Future Young stars of Japan”

Japan 3.11 Earthquake Commemorative Event – Live from JAPAN

LIVE PUBLICATION FROM JAPAN, MORIOKA, IWATE PREFECTURE Live – 2:46pm Tokyo time. A minute of silence now across Japan in commemoration for the 3.11 quake and tsunami happened last year. — Sy Yuan (@SYlistic) March 11, 2012 2:46pm 1 year ago, Japan was faced with a startling earthquake which followed by a tsunami on 11 … Continue reading “Japan 3.11 Earthquake Commemorative Event – Live from JAPAN”

Ishinomaki Sendai Japan Site Visit – a city with warm young heart

456,000 volunteers in Miyagi cheering the hearts of disaster-hit victims Laid on my hotel table after returning after a day out, the huge bold font caught my eyes and i read off the caption below the photo “No stone left unturned: Police still search Tuesday for victims of the tsunami last March 11 in Ishinomaki, … Continue reading “Ishinomaki Sendai Japan Site Visit – a city with warm young heart”