“Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.” – Ho Chi Minh Last week, I was at Ho Chi Minh City for work. As it was just an hour and a half flight time, I took the window seat that I may take
At our Spring visit to Tokyo, we made a day trip to Hakone 箱根 to catch a view of Mount Fuji. I booked a day tour where we were picked up from the hotel at Shinjuku at eight in the morning. Mount Fuji 5th Station Our first stop was to Mt Fuji 5th Station located along
During Spring in Tokyo, besides Shinjuku Gyoen, another must-visit park is Ueno Park, Tokyo’s most popular park. At our visit to Tokyo in late March, we had the day and night hanami experience at Ueno Park. A picture speaks a thousand words, sharing my experience with the photos we captured. Enjoy. A Day at Ueno
I used to ask my sister why she keeps going back to Japan for holiday year after year, that’s before I stepped foot into Japan. Since my first trip, I too have been going back to Japan for holiday year after year. Japan is a country that is easy to move around whether by public
It’s the time of the year. Spring is here which means Sakura season. Glad I managed to catch it this year unlike my first Spring visit to Tokyo when I was a month too early for the cherry blossom season. We caught a red-eye flight to Tokyo and were welcomed by the beautiful cherry blossoms.
Fukuoka 福岡県, the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu’s largest city, the final destination of our road trip in Kyushu. Fukuoka is a fusion of two cities, the port city of Hakata and the former castle town of Fukuoka. Hakata remains the name of one of Fukuoka’s central districts where the main railway station and
From Beppu, after another sumptuous breakfast and bidding farewell to the housekeeper, we made our way to Fukuoka. Along the way, we made a detour to the Nakatsu city to check out the Nakatsu Castle. We are glad we did that detour. Nakatsu (中津市) is a city on the northern border of Ōita Prefecture in
Oita Prefecture 大分県, located on the eastern coast of Kyushu, has the highest number of hot spring locations and also the highest annual yield of hot spring water in Japan. Bid goodbye to beautiful Takachiho Gorge, we continued our road trip to our next destination, Oita. Along the way, we stopped by at Kumamoto 熊本