Japan 2018: One Missed Connection & 2 Buses Later

Finally starting my travel blogs proper. And yes, that was how the entire trip began as per the title. So what happened was that my original departure flight from Changi was scheduled to depart on 0040 Hrs 8 November, but ended up getting delayed due to thunderstorm warning. Which meant that the air control tower … Continue reading Japan 2018: One Missed Connection & 2 Buses Later

Japan 2015: Kobe Re-Visited

Totally unplanned but ended up re-visiting Kobe (for myself that is, sis has not been to Kobe before) for a day trip on Day 7 of our trip. It was a last minute tweak to our itinerary as we had originally planned to visit Ise (from Nagoya) - only to abandon it due to the longer … Continue reading Japan 2015: Kobe Re-Visited

Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 3

Sanmachi - the old streets that is preserved and the iconic district for sight-seeing in Takayama as well.   Sanmachi is also nick-named 'Little Kyoto' as it gives off the vibe of a quaint historic district, with the nicely preserved wooden machiyas (townhouses) with various shops selling various stuff (there's one shop as above that … Continue reading Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 3

Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 2

More sights of Takayama! Got up early the next morning and the plan for the greater half of the day was to head to Takayama Old Town and the Morning Markets for a walk + Lunch before our 1/2 day tour to Shirakawago in the afternoon. (Note: Shirakawago was the main reason why we set … Continue reading Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 2

Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 1

Going into the 2nd third of our trip as we leave Kanagawa (Yokohama / Kamakura / Enoshima) and head on to Takayama next. The journey from Yokohama to Takayama (via Nagoya) took up the greater half of the day. We left Yokohama after breakfast around 0950 Hrs .... with the shinkansen journey to Nagoya from … Continue reading Japan 2015: Takayama Highlights Part 1

Japan 2015: Enoshima & Kamakura Highlights Part 3

Leaving the Iwaya Caves and going 1 round back to the main streets of Enoshima (where we 1st started the walking trail). Stopped outside the entrance to the Sea Candle for a short break, as well as to quene for this Jellyfish Rice Cracker / Senbei that is unique to Enoshima! Continuing the walk back … Continue reading Japan 2015: Enoshima & Kamakura Highlights Part 3

Japan 2015: Kamakura & Enoshima Highlights Part 2

Leaving Enoshima Shrine and moving on to the next destination on the walking trail - Samuel Cocking Garden. The light bulbs on the ground are meant for the evening illumination. Wasn't aware that there was a evening illumination display (for Christmas) at the garden area, it would probably have been a beautiful sight. Some of … Continue reading Japan 2015: Kamakura & Enoshima Highlights Part 2