My recent trip to Seoul was at the back of my trip to Vegas. I extended a couple of days in Seoul to take a break and do some shopping for skincare products. I stayed at Myeong-dong, the shopping district. Myeong-dong is filled with shops and almost every other shop sells skin care and cosmetics.
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
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.
Time to leave Kagoshima, to continue our road trip. We keyed in our destination, Kagoshima Ferry Terminal, on our GPS and drove on to the ferry to Sakurajima. In fact, we did not know how we got ourselves on to the ferry. We just kept driving and when people waving to us to enter, we
After spending two nights at Nagasaki, time to bid farewell. We drove back to Hakata, Fukuoka to return the rental car and took the Shinkansen to Kagoshima. It was my first time taking Shinkansen. Unfortunately, I could not comment much about the experience except very comfortable that I slept throughout the journey or perhaps I
After experiencing “Hell”, we made our way to Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Nagasaki Peace Park. They are a short walk away from each other. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum was opened in April 1996 as part of the 50th-anniversary projects for the Nagasaki atomic bombing. The Museum exhibits relics, as
We have a relaxing evening at Dejima Wharf upon arrival at Nagasaki, we spent the next morning at Shimbara Castle, then to Unzen Jigoku after an early lunch. The weather was amazing and the sky was clear. We keyed the telephone number of Shimabara Castle into the GPS and easily found our way there. We
We landed at Fukuoka on a Friday morning after an overnight flight. Fukuoka is the largest city in Kyushu, located on the northern shore of Kyushu. It is also the most populous city in Kyushu. After collecting our luggage, I got myself a local SIM card, then made our way to collect our rental car.