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

Food Mission: Endo Sushi @ Osaka Central Wholesale Market

Putting this as a separate food review entry to my Day 5 in Japan. Endo Sushi was one of the outlets that I have specifically set out to try, and came highly recommended by friends and bloggers online. As mentioned in my Day 5 entry, had wanted to go on Day 4 (Sunday) but googled … Continue reading Food Mission: Endo Sushi @ Osaka Central Wholesale Market

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 … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 5

DAY 3 (CON'T) Interesting sight of another 'wild' deer 'chasing' after a lady whilst walking back to the pier ...... Bought a stick of fried oysters to try from one of the roadside stalls. Fried food tastes so good in cold weather ...... lol Note: The original picture was too dark, so did some touch-up/editing … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 5

Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 1

DAY 3: SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2013 Day trip to Hiroshima & Miyajima Island via shinkansen from Shin-Osaka! Early start to the day again as it is a 90min (i.e. 1 and 1/2 hour) shinkansen ride, not forgetting that I need to take 1 stop from Osaka to Shin-Osaka (where the shinkansen station is) as I … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 1

Japan 2013: Day 2 Osaka Part 4

DAY 2 (CON'T) Continuing from where I left off, walked back to Osakako station, and changed subways at Honmachi to get to Namba. Namba is also another huge station just like Osaka/Umeda - located down south of Osaka,with many dining, shopping and entertainment options. Followed the directions and signs as indicated in the train station. … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 2 Osaka Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 2 Osaka Part 3

DAY 2 (CON'T) The exhibits inside the castle which detail the history of the castle ..... Didn't really go through the exhibits in detail as I wanted to cover the Castle quickly, but there is always the brochure/pamphlet and google to refer to ...... http://www.osakacastle.net/english/ http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4000.html Then it was up to the level 7 observatory … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 2 Osaka Part 3