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

Top 3 date spots in Tokyo for the holidays

My latest article for Cosmopolitan Japan is all about holiday illuminations for the perfect date in Tokyo. Camera in hand, I visited the prettiest spots for Christmas light viewing. Some areas are easily accessible as they are in the middle of the city, while others require a train and bus ride to reach. Let me … Continue Reading

and here comes another year

Another year older, another year full of experiences, whether happy or painful, as long as it teaches me a lesson or two in life. The previous one was full of crazy stories, to say the least. All I know is, every time I welcome a new year, I’m thankful that I’m still alive and healthy … Continue Reading

Visiting the Takasaki Kannon, the Deity of Mercy

Hey lovelies! I’ve been a bit MIA for the past week due to some blogging troubles, so many apologies  for not responding to any comments and such. I’ll probably talk about that in a separate post later. I did, however, have a 3-day weekend after the “spring break” in Japan (aka Golden Week), and paid … Continue Reading

Sakura season in Tokyo

Enjoyed the beginning of cherry blossom season in Tokyo, and now I’m off to enjoy clear blue skies and palm trees. <3 I’ll be posting from California next!

Shinjuku lights

An evening stroll near Shinjuku station. These festive holiday lights remind me of the times my family and I used to walk around then neighborhood to see all the pretty Christmas decorations. 新宿駅近辺のイルミネーション。こういうクリスマスライトを見てると、子供の頃家族と近所のクリスマスライト&デコレーションを見に回ってた時を思い出す

Sugamo, a different side of Tokyo

In my previous post, I mentioned that Sugamo is a little part of Tokyo that is unlike the heavily populated areas like Shibuya or Shinjuku. The “Shoutengai” districts with rows of mom and pop shops seem to be slowly disappearing, as larger supermarkets and department stores take their places. One of my favorite things about … Continue Reading