Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos

1st Photo Challenge in a long long while. Finally managed to find some photos that fit into┬áthis week's theme - Chaos. As documented on this blog, around this time last year (1st half of November 2015), I had my 11 day vacation to Japan. Had intended to do a summary/round-up of day trip to Karuizawa … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos

Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 3

Sanmachi - the old streets that is preserved and the iconic district for sight-seeing in Takayama as well.   Sanmachi is also nick-named 'Little Kyoto' as it gives off the vibe of a quaint historic district, with the nicely preserved wooden machiyas (townhouses) with various shops selling various stuff (there's one shop as above that … Continue reading Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 3

Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 2

More sights of Takayama! Got up early the next morning and the plan for the greater half of the day was to head to Takayama Old Town and the Morning Markets for a walk + Lunch before our 1/2 day tour to Shirakawago in the afternoon. (Note: Shirakawago was the main reason why we set … Continue reading Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 2

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art – Japan Edition

Taking a break from my travel entries to do another weekly photo challenge entry. Time for some cover worthy pictures! Was browsing through Japan Guide website yesterday and came across this Kyoto feature. Realised that I had a similar shot of Tenryuji Temple taken during my trip last year - taken from outside the temple … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art – Japan Edition

Japan 2013: Day 11 Roaming Around Tokyo Part 4

DAY 11 (CON'T) The main purpose of my visit to Rikugien is for the evening illumination. Rikugien is one of Tokyo's best known and most popular autumn spots, thus penciled in as a 'must-visit' destination during the last lap of my trip in Tokyo. In addition, I will be in time for its famed evening … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 11 Roaming Around Tokyo Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes & Exploring Shinjuku Part 2

DAY 10 (CON'T) More walking to be done from the end of the maple corridor ...... and UPSLOPE to get to Tensui. The walk is definitely NOT 5-10 min as stated in the brochures/online guides. According to my caculation, it was probably closer to 15 min. More maple leaves along the uphill walk, this time … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes & Exploring Shinjuku Part 2

Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes & Exploring Shinjuku Part 1

DAY 10: SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2013 No more sleeping in as the plan today is to head to Fuji Five Lakes, specifically Lake Kawaguchiko ...... and it is a good 2 hours of travelling time via train. Found out from prior online research (reference: http://www.jprail.com) and from the JR office staff (Tokyo Station) there were … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes & Exploring Shinjuku Part 1