There are just so many things to see and do in the bustling Japanese city of Osaka. From shopping streets and skyscrapers to castles and gardens, here’s a list of my top 10 things not to miss!
In Universal Studios Japan — I danced with the Minions, kissed Spiderman, fought Jaws and T-Rex, and drank butterbeer with Wizards. How awesome is that?!
Some cities just have that special thing that makes you fall in love with it. To me, Kyoto is one such city. I left my heart in this historic city of Japan, and here are the reasons why.
Being in Japan meant that I get to savor all the delicious Japanese food — and Kyoto has so much to offer. From tofu and seafood, to kaiseki dinners and river-side dining; I had a wonderful time… eating!
When I think about Kobe, I think about beef! And yes, the beef is heavenly, but the Japanese harbor city itself is a wonderful place for exploring — there’s so much to see. Here’s how I spent my day in Kobe.
Travel Video: A compilation of my favorite moments in Okayama, Japan — gardens, shrines, castles, rolling plains, fun workshops, and food!
Visit Okayama. Be blown away. From majestic castles and shrines to tales of its local demon-slaying hero. Here’s a list why you must make that visit.
A 3-day itinerary in Okayama — and I spent it in the midst of gorgeous gardens, stunning castles, shrines and temples; and the most awesome food… AND surrounded by the colors of autumn.
A list of all the delicious food I had while visiting Okayama in Japan — it is a small city off the tourist map, but offers some of the best gastronomic delights to please the senses and satisfy the taste buds!
Here’s how I became a Maiko, or apprentice Geiko for a couple of hours — layers of kimono, white face, red lips, high hair and all!
The rural Japanese mountain villages of Kibune and Kurama are steeped with history and myths; and coupled with its cool mountain air, river-dining experiences, onsen and beautiful temples — they make a relaxing trip out of the city of Kyoto.
Experiencing Japanese-living in Kyoto’s Izuyasu Ryokan — complete with futons on tatami floors, an onsen and delicious kaiseki meals. Such a fun experience!
Travel Video: Here’s a video montage of all my favorite moments while searching for autumn colors at the Daisetsuzan National Park, and exploring Hokkaido’s capital city, Sapporo.
Sapporo is modern, dynamic and compelling; and during my visit in autumn, beautiful. I only had one day in the city, so I made use of my time to sample what Sapporo is famous for; the beer, the food and the shopping.
Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, is the first place to witness the autumn foliage in the country… and the Daisetsuzan National Park is the area to catch that first glimpse.