A day trip to Mitsumine Shrine in Chichibu, Japan

Although I went on this said day trip to Mitsumine Shrine at the beginning of the month, I thought finishing up 2017 with a mini travel post would be appropriate. Read on to see more photos of Mitsumine Shrine, one of the most famous power spots in Japan located on the summit of Mt. Mitsumine … Continue Reading

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

Visiting the Grand Palace in Bangkok was probably the highlight of my trip in Thailand. It was truly a surreal experience walking through the palace grounds in all its splendor. タイのメディアツアーの中で最も楽しみにしていたのがバンコクの王宮での訪問でした。こんなに立派な王宮を訪れるのは人生で初めてで、その品のある輝きには圧倒されました。 One of the first things I noticed before entering the palace was the amount of people dressed in black from head to toe, waiting … Continue Reading

The Vogue Lounge, Bangkok

While the main goal of the media tour in Bangkok was to explore the more historical sites such as temples and the Grand Palace, I tried to make use of the free time I had to check out more mainstream areas in the city as well. Thanks to one of the bloggers in my tour … Continue Reading

5 Temples to visit in Thailand – Bangkok and Ayatthuya

The first 2 days during the media tour in Thailand were spent sight-seeing various temples and the Grand Palace (I will blog about this in a separate post later). We didn’t have too much time to spend at each site because of the tour schedule, but I was time and time again in awe at … Continue Reading

The Landmark Hotel & Spa Bangkok

Last week, I went on a blogger media tour in Bangkok, Thailand in celebration of the 130th year between the diplomatic relations between Thailand and Japan. The Landmark Hotel & Spa welcomed the entire team from different parts of Japan with warm smiles and impeccable hospitality, and my stay in Thailand couldn’t have been better. During … Continue Reading

A cherry blossom heaven in Nara

Nara was our last stop for the Global Travel Blogger Summit, and I can’t think of a better way to conclude this amazing trip. Our host, Hiro, is an expert when it comes to Nara, and he took Lena, Melina and I on a bicycle tour through the best cherry blossom spots in town. We … Continue Reading

Getting to know Hiroshima pt. II – Miyajima Island and the A-bomb Dome

Introducing part II of the “Getting to know Hiroshima” series. During our second day in Hiroshima, Gail of The Equinox Fashion and I spent half the day trekking around Miyajima Island and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial where the famous A-bomb Dome is located. グローバルトラベルブロガーサミットより、広島シリーズのパート2を紹介したいと思います。広島での二日目は、ブロガーのゲールちゃんと半日で宮島と広島平和公園を廻ってきました。 MIYAJIMA ISLAND AND THE GREAT TORII   Miyajima Island is one of … Continue Reading

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

A Happy New 2017

  Happy New Year to all of you lovely people! 2016 went by awfully fast, but I’d like to believe it’s to bring even better tidings for the new year. 明けましておめでとうございます!本年もどうぞ宜しくお願いします。あっという間に2017年になってしまいましたが、それは2016年より更に良い出来事が待っているからだと思いたいです。     This New Year’s day, my friend Mika and I visited Kurumazaki Shrine, or “Entertainment Shrine,” in Akasaka, a popular place for those working … Continue Reading