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  • Kumamoto, Japan – Beyond famous Onsen in Kyushu

    Strolling through the streets in Kumamoto popularly housing dozens of onsens with its individual speciality, kimono-clad ladies was an accidental stumble. Clad in traditional costumes known as kimono, it has gained more awareness and popularity in western countries as jackets, an alternative in any size ...

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    The luscious patches of greens adding to the feeling of remoteness and beauty was continuously running through my vision. My fingers just refused to stop clicking such serene breathtaking sight of grandeur tropical landscapes and i passed on this picture to Rose, my fellow traveller. "Look ...

  • BEST WESTERN Nakajima Koen Sapporo STAY SPACIOUS REVIEW

    Such spaciousness is a guarantee at BEST WESTERN Hotels. Having two properties in Sapporo, Hokkaido, the BEST WESTERN Nakajima Koen Sapporo is 3 subway stops from the bustling central Sapporo station where BEST WESTERN Fino Sapporo is and that just takes minutes to a quieter ...

  • Swissôtel Nankai, Osaka STAY REVIEW in central Osaka

    An exhilarating night view greets us on the 31st floor as the curtain withdraws. Tugging our luggage from Osaka Kansai airport, we were glad to find home just 31 mins by Rapi:t express linking us directly to Namba and just a lift that brought us ...

  • Hokkaido Furano Lavender Flower 2014 Sapporo

    Lavenders - when was the last time you actually saw a whole purple stretch on hills? This July - mid July, you can and this will be the BEST season to catch the lavender in full glory bloom. We were here in Farm Tomita Furano, Hokkaido ...

Kumamoto, Japan – Beyond famous Onsen in Kyushu

Written by On September - 3 - 2014 under JAPAN, Kyushu

Strolling through the streets in Kumamoto popularly housing dozens of onsens with its individual speciality, kimono-clad ladies was an accidental stumble. Clad in traditional costumes known as kimono, it has gained more awareness and popularity in western countries as jackets, an alternative in any size made with exceptional skill from fine materials. Kurokawa Onsen 黒川温泉, 熊本県 The Kurokawa onsen dazzles onsen-lovers with nature beauty at its doorstep. A cascading waterfall Read More…

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The luscious patches of greens adding to the feeling of remoteness and beauty was continuously running through my vision. My fingers just refused to stop clicking such serene breathtaking sight of grandeur tropical landscapes and i passed on this picture to Rose, my fellow traveller. “Look at this! So tranquil isn’t it?” i pointed in amazement. “Didn’t you use any filter?” she replied, but that wasn’t a need. The light Read More…

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Such spaciousness is a guarantee at BEST WESTERN Hotels. Having two properties in Sapporo, Hokkaido, the BEST WESTERN Nakajima Koen Sapporo is 3 subway stops from the bustling central Sapporo station where BEST WESTERN Fino Sapporo is and that just takes minutes to a quieter location in Sapporo where shopping and food are still within an easy reach. Don’t take location for granted – the famous Sapporo Ramen Yokocho (元祖さっぽろラーメン横丁)is Read More…

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An exhilarating night view greets us on the 31st floor as the curtain withdraws. Tugging our luggage from Osaka Kansai airport, we were glad to find home just 31 mins by Rapi:t express linking us directly to Namba and just a lift that brought us to the check-in area. There isn’t even a need to change trains or bus or walk – you’re practically at Swissôtel Nankai, Osaka , just Read More…

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Hokkaido Furano Lavender Flower 2014 Sapporo

Written by On July - 5 - 2014 under JAPAN

Lavenders – when was the last time you actually saw a whole purple stretch on hills? This July – mid July, you can and this will be the BEST season to catch the lavender in full glory bloom. We were here in Farm Tomita Furano, Hokkaido just few weeks ago to catch these lavenders in hope that they’ve at least popped out but they are still in their early stages. Read More…

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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 on trees and thickly stacking up on the grounds and softly melting when you scoped Read More…

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“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 little far about 1 hour from our hotel and though there’s a nearer one which Read More…

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Our 7 days 6 nights trip to Japan invited by MOFA Japan has since caught the attention of many, such as a local Singapore Volunteer group whom seeked directions from us to get to the disaster-hit areas and had set off to help the locals and rebuild efforts as well as queries from individuals on how they can assist in their efforts. Listen from 9:02 for our sharing experiences on Read More…

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A night getaway in Tokyo Top Attractions

Written by On April - 5 - 2012 under Japan 3.11

Before you really decide to hit the beds, the night is still young for more exploration. Japan’s even more beautiful with its shiny glittering lights that blankets the city skylines and you sure won’t want to miss a part of it that captivates each traveler’s heart. Rainbow Bridge & Statue of Liberty Famous in New York, you can find the Statue of Liberty too in Japan, but a replica of Read More…

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My 1st Ryokan Japanese Hotel Experience

Written by On April - 1 - 2012 under Japan 3.11

This article was featured on NHK RADIO JAPAN. More of the radio interview here. A breathtaking view rises ahead of us as my private car drifts through the curvy roads along the quiet scenic countryside. Soon, a beautiful sight appears right in front of the hill – a 6 storey high modern uniquely painted purple with white and black tiles that looks like a resort and a castle with its Read More…

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