Getting to know Hiroshima – Kosanji Temple and the Hill of Hope

Hiroshima was our next destination for the Global Travel Blogger Summit, and I’ll be writing two separate posts about it as I did the most sight-seeing in this prefecture. Scroll down below for more photos and information on these tourist destinations. 日本初のグローバルトラベルブロガーサミットの次のストップは広島でした。広島で一番観光地を廻ったので、二つの記事に分けてまとめます。今回は、耕三寺と未来心の丘を紹介します。 KOSANJI TEMPLE Kosanji Temple is located on Ikujishima Island along the Shimanami Bridge … Continue Reading

Global Travel Blogger Summit 2017 – Celebrating 150 years in Kobe

In Japan, Tokyo is probably the most popular tourist destination for many travelers. It’s featured in movies, TV shows, music videos, and so many travel bloggers post photos and videos on their social media. While Tokyo is a unique and amazing city without a doubt, there are other beautiful places in other parts of Japan that … Continue Reading

Retro kimono style in SALZ Tokyo

The kimono is probably my most favorite traditional garment of clothing, not only because I am Japanese, but because there are endless ways to style one, depending on the season, the design of the kimono, and what accessories you wear it with. It’s easier to get your hands on a yukata, the lighter garment worn … Continue Reading

NYC Travel Diary part II

Introducing part II of my NYC travel diaries. This one has twice the amount of photos than my previous post since I actually spent the entire day in the city, so this time I’ll be introducing locations chronologically. ニューヨークでの旅行日記パート2を紹介します。前回のパート1よりコンテンツが多いのですが、是非最後まで読んで下さい。   THE LIGHTHOUSE After staying out all night on Saturday with my girlfriends (we went to … Continue Reading

RMK Color Mosaic Summer Collection 2017

RMK‘s new summer collection, “Color Mosaic,” has beauty lovers in Japan on their toes. For their spring collection, they had an impressive presentation as well as beautiful displays of past collections to familiarize the guests with the history of RMK (see post here). This time, they held an all-day event where guests could freely attend … Continue Reading

NYC Travel Diary Part I

NYC – the city of dreams, never-ending energy, and so much life. I can’t believe it’s already been 2 weeks since I visited this amazing place, and going through the photos really had me missing all of it. On Saturday morning, I hopped onto the plane at 6 A.M. with 2 hours of sleep, and … Continue Reading

You say goodbye, and I say hello

Oftentimes, song lyrics are a form of comfort for me, especially when the going gets tough. I recently experienced something rather unpleasant, and while it was difficult for me to grasp at first, I’m already recovering swiftly thanks to a fabulous support system and some smarter, less emotional thinking on my end. I told myself, … Continue Reading

Party outfit ideas for less

What better way to start the new year than with a stylish party look for less? Shopbop currently has a huge selection of items on sale, and because the dresses really caught my eye (maybe because of the holiday season), I decided to put together 4 evening looks. Everything that is curated here is all … Continue Reading

Holiday sweaters for under $100

Since the Christmas holidays come around only once a year, it makes sense not to spend a fortune on one or more holiday sweaters. I’ve picked up some cute and affordable holiday sweaters from Shopbop for your shopping pleasure. You can check out more selections here on Shopbop or by clicking one of the buttons below. … Continue Reading

Interview for “isei Beat” by Cosmopolitan Japan

My interview for Cosmopolitan Japan is now up on their website, featuring the new “isei Beat,” a smartphone with superior sound quality and camera. Since the interview is in Japanese only, I decided to translate it into English myself for all my English-speaking readers. 日本語のインタビューはこちらで読んで下さい! Q: You’re always known for your very mode and cool look. … Continue Reading