Vlog #10: Part 1 of a 5-part vlog on my trip to Kyushu Island with Parlo Tours. First city on our group tour was to the steaming onsen town of Beppu on the northeast coast of the island.
My day in the Fukuoka Prefecture — traveling from the south to the capital of Fukuoka in the north. The final league of my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours.
Hitoyoshi was the fourth part on my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours, and we got to harvest our own food, cook our own meals, and then got pampered by our local Japanese farmstay ‘mum’. It was such a unique experience!
While in Kagishima, I got to ride on a cartoon train, dress up as a samurai, admire an active volcano, and eat the most delicious Kurobuta black pork. It was the most awesome 2 days on the third league of my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours!
The second part of my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours brought me to the caldera and peaks of Mount Aso. I saw the active volcano brewing thick white smoke!
If you love Japanese onsen, you’ll love Beppu. Whether it is for bathing, or for viewing — this city has got to be one of the toastiest and steamiest places I have ever visited! First city on my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours.
Most people visit Kyoto on a day trip, but I think that 5 days in this beautiful temple city just wasn’t enough. This place absolutely bewitched me!
Here’s how I spent 3 days in the Japanese city of Osaka — visiting castles, temples, walking streets, and just basking in the neon lights and colorful signboards that is Osaka.
My half day visit to Nara — where I got to hang out with hundreds of deer, visit some of Japan’s most ancient temples, and dine on delicious grilled eel. Oh, did I mention the adorable deer?
A half day visit to see the lovely town of Himeji — the famous Himeji Castle, and the autumn night lights of the Koko-en Garden.
And the blog is now 4 years old! Here’s the list of my 12 months of adventures in 2018 — a resolution I made at the end of 2017 to experience a new adventure every month.
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.