That Beie-autiful Town

There's a tune that's playing in my head while I write this blog post (I won't share what it is but it's reflected in the title). I've shared something about Biei already (Into the Fields of Biei) and yet I feel that I needed to write more about this beautiful Japanese town in Central Hokkaido. Aoi Ike … Continue reading That Beie-autiful Town

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Winter Memories: Toyama, Shirakawa-Go and Takayama Towns

The summer heat that swept Tokyo in the past days made me remember our winter escapade in Gifu prefecture. This is an area that slowly getting attention from foreign tourists, and the best time to visit is "as soon as possible" before it becomes overcrowded.  From Tokyo to Toyama We did this travel early in … Continue reading Winter Memories: Toyama, Shirakawa-Go and Takayama Towns

A Glimpse of the Former Imperial Capital: Kyoto, Japan

(Continuation of Kansai Story) If Nara captivated me, Kyoto surprised me. It didn't occur to me 'til I got there that Kyoto is already a bustling city... and a place full of tourists (it wasn't even a high season that time!) We arrived early in the afternoon of Day 3 and ate some delicious Tonkatsu near … Continue reading A Glimpse of the Former Imperial Capital: Kyoto, Japan