Why Universal Studios Japan is one of the best theme parks in the World

Although I am not a fan of theme parks, I am glad that we had made a trip to Universal Studios Japan (USJ) when we travelled to Osaka. I finally understood why it is a must-visit attraction in Osaka after spending a day there. Our very own Universal Studios back home in Singapore is pale…

5 attractions which are worth visiting in Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan I’ve been to Japan a couple of times and interestingly, I noticed that each prefecture and city in Japan gives off a different vibe. Kyoto, for instance, is more of a cultural destination because many of its historically significant sites are still left intact. Many of the prehistorical buildings are still preserved even…

Hokkaido, Japan (Winter Edition) : The Land of Seafood, Seaweed and Ice Cream

This first meal marks the start of my 6 day adventure in Hokkaido. It was a long-awaited family trip as my brother wanted to visit Japan so badly and here we are, on a package tour to Hokkaido. I don’t recommend following a tour because the best trips are the ones you conquer a foreign…

Kyushu, Japan: Day 6 – Sakurajima

One of the highlights of this tour is to visit the active volcano, Sakurajima which is still rumbling where we were there! We took a ferry (including our bus) to Sakurajima-Kinkowan Geo Park. It’s a short 15 minutes ferry ride from Kagoshima port to Sakurajima. Sakurajima is currently still rather active!  It is originally an…

Kyushu, Japan : Day 5 – Minamata Disease Museum and Shiroyama Observatory

Minamata Disease Museum Our day began on a solemn note as we entered Minamata Disease Museum which triggered a memory from my secondary school days where I studied about how the fishes at Minamata bay poisoned its people through bio-accumulation of toxins. The Minamata Disease museum was built with the aim to educate the world…

Kyushu, Japan : Day 4 – Kumamoto Castle, Grapes Picking and Kumamoto Kita High School

The visit to Kumamoto castle took us through the history of Japan where the samurai warriors fought their way through victory. There was a bunch of historic information shared by our tour guide, Fumiko, but it was information overloaded. Yes, there’s only so much information you can retain while at the same time, soaking into…

Kyushu, Japan : Day 3 – Aso Milk Farm

It was a rainy morning as it drizzled continuously. Whether it is rain or shine, our tour continues. At one point in time, it was actually pouring quite heavily. Aso Milk Farm is like themepark with delicious milk softserve, natural beauty products, cute cuddly animals and even a KAWAII resort for families. Welcome to Aso…