Inuyama Castle Town, Japan – Original places to visit from 1800s.

JAPAN by sylistic on 9th March 2017

Inuyama city, just 30 mins from Nagoya city by rail is rich in culture and heritage. Follow our footprints in Aichi prefecture where we explored the oldest castle tower in Japan, the former house of a kimono merchant and learning more of the floating festival ‘DONDEN’ at a museum. The Inuyama Castle has to be … Continue reading “Inuyama Castle Town, Japan – Original places to visit from 1800s.”

Aichi Prefecture : Handa City near Nagoya – beer, sake and ponzu originates and why you should visit.

JAPAN by sylistic on 8th March 2017

‘Kanpai‘ or ‘cheers’ greeted our arrival in Handa city. Holding onto ice cold Kabuto beer, it is as good as slurping up the history of this good old beer. The Kabuto beer was the origin of many big names like ‘Sapporo beer’ and ‘Asahi beer’ and is currently very rare to find at restaurants in … Continue reading “Aichi Prefecture : Handa City near Nagoya – beer, sake and ponzu originates and why you should visit.”

Gold Leaf ice cream, Dinoland and Doraemon – Japan’s Kanazawa, Fukui and Takaoka

JAPAN by sylistic on 1st March 2017

‘Gold ice cream!‘ we exclaimed when we saw it along the streets of Kanazawa. Wrapped in a thin layer of gold leaf, it adds an extra layer of glitter that we couldn’t resist even at degrees below 0. A growing city up north of Osaka, Kanazawa city is popular for 99% exports of gold to … Continue reading “Gold Leaf ice cream, Dinoland and Doraemon – Japan’s Kanazawa, Fukui and Takaoka”

Visit this place near Nagoya in Inuyama, Japan and you can claim all Japan Historical Buildings visited!

JAPAN by sylistic on 26th February 2017

That’s right, we kid you not. We’re not talking about replicas – these are original buildings shifted from different cities in Japan and brought together in a city called Inuyama. Inuyama city is just 25mins from Nagoya city by rail and 36mins by car and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t visit when you can … Continue reading “Visit this place near Nagoya in Inuyama, Japan and you can claim all Japan Historical Buildings visited!”

Hokkaido, Shiribeshi – Top reasons why you should visit next for sightseeing and really fresh seafood

JAPAN by sylistic on 24th February 2017

Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate – we know them by heart. Why not explore further beyond Otaru – there’s so much to do in Shiribeshi! Besides known for its fresh cheap sushi and seafood, enjoy fruits plucking at unexpected low cost, visit and go on a cruise island tour and forged promises of a fantastic Hokkaido dream … Continue reading “Hokkaido, Shiribeshi – Top reasons why you should visit next for sightseeing and really fresh seafood”

Snowy Takayama & Shirakawa-go – The most affordable Pass to go in Japan!

JAPAN by sylistic on 20th February 2017

Visiting Takayama and Shirakawa-go for some captivating snow views? Discover how we took rails from Nagoya to Takayama and Shirakawa-go, all with our 5-day pass.. well, that’s not all, we also managed to visit 4 other cities: Gero (popular natural hot spring) Takaoka (handicrafts and Doraemon founder town – ha, you didn’t know that as … Continue reading “Snowy Takayama & Shirakawa-go – The most affordable Pass to go in Japan!”

Japan pre-visit Guide: A look into the city’s largest floating ‘Dashi’ festival

JAPAN by sylistic on 18th February 2017

Festivals – they’re celebrated for generations and are usually treated as the grandest among all other daily occasions. The Dashi festival, also known as floats festival is well-respected among the city dwellers and considered to be spiritual which have been passed down from Edo to Meiji period till date. We traveled across the region in … Continue reading “Japan pre-visit Guide: A look into the city’s largest floating ‘Dashi’ festival”

Winter vacation in Hokkaido – one day visit to Otaru and beyond to nearby skii resorts

JAPAN by sylistic on 16th February 2017

Otaru, a harbour city once popular for busy trading activities is a highlight for many visitors on day visits from Sapporo. If you’re not short of time, it is recommended to stopover here longer. Enjoy the charming colonial vibes while tasting fresh seafood that is so good that you will soon understand why and how … Continue reading “Winter vacation in Hokkaido – one day visit to Otaru and beyond to nearby skii resorts”

To Visit: Tokyo’s countryside to rest your weekend senses

JAPAN by sylistic on 8th December 2016

We love retreats far from human traffic. We heart vacations left alone, to reminisce and recharge before you’re back to norm life. Tokyo has those hideouts that are still left as secrets to tourists and that made us even more determined to visit, less the swarm of foreigns and only accepting local hospitality. Still not … Continue reading “To Visit: Tokyo’s countryside to rest your weekend senses”

Why you should scream.. {Wakayama} on your next Japan trip

JAPAN by sylistic on 24th August 2016

When i told my friends about my upcoming trip to Wakayama, 90% of the replies were “Nachi waterfall.. the pagoda with waterfall at the back?”. I was a little disappointed that my trip didn’t cover this main landmark, at first but the visit to Shirahama compensated as a remedy. Here’s why. Known as ‘ white … Continue reading “Why you should scream.. {Wakayama} on your next Japan trip”

Road-trippin’ Nara and Osaka – the walking Japan guide

JAPAN by sylistic on 3rd August 2016

Unlocking ‘#beentoKansai‘ achievement is more than just landing at the popular Kansai International Airport (KIX). It is a region rich in heritage and culture of Japan, occupying 7 prefectures – Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, and Shiga. Hide no secrets – Osaka has always been my base for any traveling in Japan as it … Continue reading “Road-trippin’ Nara and Osaka – the walking Japan guide”

19 Winter ideas to convince you to VISIT HOKKAIDO immediately… Niseko, Kutchan, Noboribetsu

JAPAN by wilbur on 10th January 2016

Japan’s northern-most prefecture, Hokkaido is increasingly popular among travel decision makers. From Hakodate to world’s famous ski at Niseko to Sapporo, every Japanese city has something exciting to offer. It’s time to explore a self-driving trip with our traveler Wilbur and experience the flexibility and easy accessibility across these cities. A view that you won’t … Continue reading “19 Winter ideas to convince you to VISIT HOKKAIDO immediately… Niseko, Kutchan, Noboribetsu”