Japan

Konnichiwa Nippon! Appreciating the country I grew up dreaming of living in.

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Tokyo: Eating My Way Through DisneySEA

“You just have to visit DisneySEA!” exclaimed not one, not two, but three friends of mine who had visited Tokyo in the recent few years. They were very enthusiastic and insistent that I should not miss this theme park and told me it was beyond magical (or thereabouts), and so I worked it into my […]

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Kyoto: How to Rent a Kimono & Exploring Eastern Kyoto

Being fitted and dressed in a kimono was one of the experiences I didn’t want to miss in Japan. I’ve always adored the elegant flowing silhouette of the traditional Japanese attire and by the way, I really loved that Yuna from Final Fantasy X had elements of the kimono designed in her game outfit.  It was top of my checklist […]

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Kyoto: Arinco Matcha Roll at Arashiyama

I discovered Arinco, a swiss roll specialty chain that’s apparently da bomb in Japan while I was taking a stroll with The F Man at Arashiyama (嵐山) . With my sharp skills of deduction, I figured that Arinco was famous or at least featured on Japanese TV. There was a crowd around the outlet and everyone was buying these swiss rolls […]

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Style: Where The Wind Blows

It’s a chilly autumn in Osaka, Japan at the moment. Osaka saw heavy torrential rain and strong high winds for much of Monday because of Typhoon Vongfong. All the stores were shuttered up early from 4:00pm onwards and even convenience stores near the hotel we were staying at (Intercontinental Osaka) were closed. (more…)

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