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

Japan 2018: Resort Shirakami

Haven't been able to write much over the festive season and going into the new year apart from the ramen entry (that was also stuck in the drafts folder for a good number of days). I guess problems with a blocked throat chakra (more on that another time) have limited my freedom/ease of expression (in … Continue reading Japan 2018: Resort Shirakami

Japan 2018: The Ramen Edition

Rather than doing dedicated food review entries for a few of the ramen places that I have set out to try for this trip, I decided to combine them instead into 1 entry. Main reason being that I only had a total of 4 bowls of ramen throughout my entire 13/14 day trip. As far … Continue reading Japan 2018: The Ramen Edition

Japan 2018: Of Markets & Donburi(s)

Sidenote: The original blogging plan for this week is to do 1 travel entry (the earlier entry on Rainbows) and 1 food review from year 2017. But after going through some photos on my phone, I'm more inspired to do a food & travel entry instead, as I'm still in post Japan Hols blues 3 … Continue reading Japan 2018: Of Markets & Donburi(s)