Japan 2015: Yokohama Reminiscence Part 1

Start of my holiday entries. This time round, it will be more of a photo-based highlight series rather than a detailed day to day break-down which I did for my previous Japan trip back in year 2013. 1st third of the trip (Days 1 to 3) were spent in Yokohama, if you were to count … Continue reading Japan 2015: Yokohama Reminiscence Part 1

Japan 2013: Day 11 Roaming Around Tokyo Part 5

DAY 11 (CON'T) Had no where else to go after dinner ...... but while waiting for my food to arrive, whipped out my iPad from my bag and did some study of the metro/train maps. Personal view of mine - anytime before 10pm is always too early to end off the night especially when you … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 11 Roaming Around Tokyo Part 5

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

Japan 2013: Day 9 Odaiba + Venturing Out To Kamakura & Yokohama Part 6

DAY 6 (CON'T) Was deciding what to do next as I head back to Tokyo from Yokohama. While on the train, I decided that since the Keihin Tohoku line will pass through both Hamamasutcho and Shimbashi ...... and since I have yet to eat dinner (and there's nothing much to eat at Hamamasutcho) ..... and … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 9 Odaiba + Venturing Out To Kamakura & Yokohama Part 6

Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 5

DAY 7 (CON'T) Back to Kyoto station at around 1800 Hrs. Stood outside the station fixing my camera settings for night shots, and got a decent shot of the Kyoto Tower in the night. Still craving for coffee (since I didn't manage to get any at Arashiyama earlier) ...... walked around Kyoto Station and Portia … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 5