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  • featured japan osaka travel

    Osaka (Aug. 2016): Back to Dotonbori/Shinsaibashi + Airport

    On to the last day of our trip, it was pretty much a simple day spent on shopping for last-minute souvenirs/clothes we wanted to buy the day before/etc. We decided to just go back…

    November 16, 2016
  • featured japan osaka travel

    Osaka (Aug. 2016): Universal Studios Japan & Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    I think it would be impossible not to write about our day in Universal Studios Japan (USJ). For one thing, I can definitely say it was one of the most unique experiences I’ve had…

    November 4, 2016
  • featured japan osaka travel

    Osaka (Aug. 2016): Dotonbori & Shinsaibashi

    It’s as if Dotonbori was a tourist spot taken straight out of “Tidy Town” of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch video game (or, should I say it was the other way…

    November 2, 2016
  • featured japan kyoto travel

    Kyoto (Aug. 2016): Fushimi Inari Taisha

    If I’d have to pick a favorite among the places I’ve visited in Kyoto, it would definitely be Fushimi Inari Taisha (Shrine). I’ve had friends who have visited it in the past, and I’d get jealous whenever…

    October 21, 2016
  • featured japan kyoto TOKYO travel

    Kyoto (Aug. 2016): Arashiyama & Togetsukyo Bridge

    As if  Kyoto’s city center didn’t charm us enough, it turns out that there’s even more beauty to be found in the city outskirts. Tucked along the base of Arashiyama Mountains (“Storm Mountains”) in the…

    October 11, 2016
  • japan kyoto travel

    Kyoto (Aug. 2016): Kiyomizudera Temple, & Gion

    I remember the last time I was ever able to travel together with the entire family was back in 2014 during our trip to Seoul, Korea. We rarely get the chance to travel together, so…

    October 1, 2016
  • japan nagoya travel

    Nagoya, Japan (Feb, 2016) Days Six-Seven: Nagoya Port + O-su Market + Nagoya Airport

    Last days in my Japan trips always leave me feeling a bit down, but at the same time, extremely pumped up to maximize my remaining days in the country. At this time, I felt like…

    June 18, 2016
  • featured japan nagoya travel

    Nagoya, Japan (Feb, 2016) Days Four-Five: Nagoya Castle + O-su Market + Narita Shrine + Little World

    I tend to forget how different it feels like to step into a place of historical significance. Though, heritage and conservation wasn’t exactly my specialty back in architecture college days (I took Environmental Management…

    June 4, 2016
  • featured japan nagoya travel

    Nagoya, Japan (Feb, 2016) Days One-Three: Gifu + Osu Shopping District + Nabana No Sato Winter Illumination

    I’ve always wondered what winter felt like in other countries. I remember the last “winter” (actually closing to spring already, so it didn’t really count?) I was last able to experience was back at…

    May 6, 2016