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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

It feels like AGES since the last photo challenge entry ...... and so decided that its time for one whilst taking a break from writing my next travel blog 😛 Decided to shortlist a few photos from my past travels (mainly my 2012 and 2013 Japan trips + my recent Hong Kong trip) that fits … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Some Snapseed Magic

Ever since I finished up my last blogging project - which is my 12 day Japan trip last year, have not done much serious blogging, be it reflection entries, daily slice of life, picture/photo entries etc. as I was admittedly in a bad slump in June. Really miss sitting down, recollecting my thoughts and touching … Continue reading Some Snapseed Magic

Japan 2013: Day 8 Last Moments In Kyoto & Back To Tokyo Part 3

DAY 8 (CON'T) Crazy crowds as I left Kiyomizudera and walk downslope towards my next destination - Higashiyama. There was a slight bottleneck on the walk down. Spotted this small little cafe selling green tea cream puffs. So decided to pop in for one to get away from the crowd, and also to check out … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 8 Last Moments In Kyoto & Back To Tokyo Part 3

Japan 2013: Day 8 Last Moments In Kyoto & Back To Tokyo Part 2

DAY 8 (CON'T) Stepping into the main hall and the autumn foliage that overlooks from the verandas at the main hall. A view of the famed veranda. You may be able to spot a tiny speck right amongst the clear blue sky - that is Kyoto Tower in the distance! Close up of the buildings … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 8 Last Moments In Kyoto & Back To Tokyo Part 2

Japan 2013: Day 8 Last Moments In Kyoto & Back To Tokyo Part 1

DAY 8: THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2013 Have exactly 1 whole morning and 1/2 of an afternoon left in Kyoto before I head back to Tokyo on the 1556 Hrs Shinkansen Hikari 465 train (reserved beforehand at Haneda Airport). As my luggage was dropped off at the luggage cloak of First Cabin's reception area, had to … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 8 Last Moments In Kyoto & Back To Tokyo Part 1

Food Mission: Katsukura @ The Cube, Kyoto Station

Katsukura happens to be one of the restaurant chains/tonkatsu outlets that I have set out to try during this November trip to Japan. Having originated from Kyoto itself, there is no better place to have Katsukura other than in Kyoto itself! Got the heads up about Katsukura from bento.com ..... as well as from the … Continue reading Food Mission: Katsukura @ The Cube, Kyoto Station

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

Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 4

DAY 7 (CON'T) The journey back from Kameoka to Saga Torokko. Due to change of plan, only managed to get a ticket for the free standing cabin right at the end of the train for the return journey. Despite having no seat, and having to stand for the good part of the 25 min 1 … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 3

DAY 7 (CON'T) As per recommended itinerary, walked out on Tenryuji and onto a bamboo-lined path. This is none other the famous Bamboo Groves walking path. As per the itinerary guide, the path starts in the direction towards Okochi Sanso (a conservation villa that I did not include in my itinerary, but heard glowing reviews … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 3