Christmas Weekend

Felt like ages since I last enjoyed a long weekend that went into a public holiday on Monday. In fact, the Christmas long weekend began early for me starting from Friday (22nd December) which happened to be Winter Solstice. Since we made plans to eat out this year for Winter Solstice – it felt right … More Christmas Weekend

Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes + Exploring Shinjuku Part 4

DAY 10 (CON’T) Thought of getting a coffee + doughnut at the Kripy Kreme outlet at Southern Terrace City but the quene was so long that I dropped the idea instataneously! After finishing with photo taking, decided to get indoors instead to the huge Takashimaya Times Square to do some shopping at Tokyu Hands and … More Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes + Exploring Shinjuku Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes + Exploring Shinjuku Part 3

DAY 10 (CON’T) Had some time to kill before the train leaves Kawaguchiko at 1629 Hrs. No point waiting for the 1659 Hrs train (which is an express train) as there is nothing much to do around the station anyway. There is a souvenir/omiyage shop right beside the cafe …… and found out that the … More Japan 2013: Day 10 Fuji Five Lakes + Exploring Shinjuku Part 3

Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 4

DAY 4 (CON’T) Cutting through the Naramachi district whilst on route to Gango-ji.  Actually the map does not state Naramachi, it only indicates to keep walking straight. Only realised when writing this now that the district that I passed through was actually Naramachi 😛 More on Naramachi here – http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4108.html. The former merchant district of … More Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 4