By beatrix.thy

A Gorgeous View, Delicious Traditional Food and a Relaxing Onsen at Hotel Izumi!

One of the hardest tasks on every vacation is planning for accommodation. Save for the ideal scenario of living in a well-equipped and energy-sufficient van, which is rare in Japan, hotels, ryokans or the up and coming Airbnb scene are the way to go. That said, outside of Sapporo city, Airbnbs are hard to come…

La Fiesta: Mexican Deliciousness and Craft Beer in the Heart of Roppongi

Tokyo, not only known for being the geographical but also culinary capital of Japan, houses more than its fair share of restaurants. With the influx of foreign residents in the past few decades, the food on offer in this country that used to be so isolated has expanded to include cuisines from all over the…

Ice Trek in an Adventurer’s Winter Wonderland at Nikko’s Unryu Keikoku Canyon

Nikko city, known for its UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Toshogu Temple, usually has visitors to sightsee or pray. That said, the mountains lining Nikko make more than perfect terrain to trek. Particularly during winter, ice stalagmites and drift ice transform the landscape into an adventurer’s winter wonderland. Getting there and Equipment Author’s photo…

Jinbocho: Time to Chill With a Good Book in Tokyo

Book lovers in Tokyo would go to Tsutaya bookstores or department stores that can easily be found throughout Tokyo. Book aficionados, on the other hand, would head to Jinbocho, situated at a central location only a short train ride away from Tokyo station. Lined with old bookstores that have been around for decades, Jinbocho is…

Find Tokyo’s Best Korean Food in K-Town Shin-Okubo

Japan boasts a large Korean community, and many of its members live in Tokyo. Shin-Okubo is the Korea Town of Tokyo and if you are in the mood for some tasty and stuffing Korean food, this is the place to go! Are you not (that) familiar with Korean cuisine yet? Do keep reading to find…

Try Snowshoeing at Niseko Village for a Fun Day in the Snow Exploring Nature!

Winter in Hokkaido is every skier or snowboarder’s dream – powder snow for maximum shredding pleasure! Tons of people flock to Hokkaido all year round, especially during winter season for its world-class slopes. Niseko Village in Hokkaido is known for its white blanket of powder snow that doesn’t hurt even when you fall, so you…

Shirokuma Cottage: Experience Cabin Life in Niseko!

During the winter season, Hokkaido is one of the best places to visit in Japan. World renowned for the powder snow especially in Niseko, millions of tourists visit the ski towns of Kutchan, Hirafu and Niseko in its snowy white prime. All in the vicinity of each other, these towns are on different sides of…