Lake Toya Part 2

Woke up early enough around 7+ and decided to go for another round of onsen (on a empty stomach) before breakfast. No pictures but the morning soak made a lot of sense as not only was the onsen much less crowded, but yes finally I get to see the clear morning view of the lake … Continue reading Lake Toya Part 2

Lake Toya Part 1

This is most likely the last travel entry for my trip last year before we go into the 2nd half of 2019 and recalibrate. I have written about ramen, donburi/markets, desserts, food reviews for sushi and grilled seafood in Sapporo, and taking the ropeway up to Mount Hakodate for this travel series. While brainstorming for … Continue reading Lake Toya Part 1

Food Mission 2018: Gotsubo 5坪

Had planned to start off June with a food review entry only to end up trying to decide what to write for the entire Saturday night. After some thought, I decided to blog about Gotsubo 5坪 - as it was one of the most memorable food experiences that I had during my trip. This is … Continue reading Food Mission 2018: Gotsubo 5坪

Food Mission 2018: Taisho Roman Kissa-Shitsu 大正浪漫喫茶室

Back with another food review entry. As previously blogged, I made a short day trip to Hirosaki (from Aomori), but come to think of it now, it was more like a short stop-over, since I wasted so much time at Aomori before eventually boarding the 1444 Hrs local train for the 50 min journey to … Continue reading Food Mission 2018: Taisho Roman Kissa-Shitsu 大正浪漫喫茶室

Japan 2018: Hokkaido Desserts Edition

Side Note 1: First entry after paying some $$ to upgrade my wordpress package (I mainly need the additional storage space so that I can blog more photo heavy entries. Side Note 2: Started writing this around end March, got 'stuck' and left it for a while before coming back to finish this up 😛 … Continue reading Japan 2018: Hokkaido Desserts Edition

Japan 2018: Mount Hakodate

One of places that was a must-visit for me in Hokkaido was Mount Hakodate - well known for having one of Japan's best 3 night views. And the best/most recommended way to get to Mount Hakodate was via ropeway. On hindsight, October would have been a better month to visit both Hokkaido and Tohoku due … Continue reading Japan 2018: Mount Hakodate

Japan 2018: Yokohama Chinatown

Recently there has been a new social media trend - the 10 year challenge! And so, it gave me an idea what to write next on my Japan travel blog series. 4 Japan trips - and I have visited Yokohama (either as day trip or overnight stay) 4 times! So it's safe to say that … Continue reading Japan 2018: Yokohama Chinatown