Again, we travel out of Tokyo and headed slightly westward from Tokyo city. The both of us traveled up to this beautiful and peaceful location called Karuizawa. It is an upmarket mountain resort at the foot of the active volcano Mt Asama in Nagano Prefrecture. Hidden away a little north-ward and while it sits on

Shirakawa-Go Part 2

After viewing the beautiful village of Shirakawa-go at the observatory, we headed down as the sun was setting and it was getting dark. We could feel that the cold was catching up and we had to quickly head back to our ryokan and get ourselves heated. As mentioned earlier, we stayed at this beautiful and

Shirakawa-Go Part 1

On Christmas Day last year during our trip, we had a special treat for ourselves. After years of looking at beautiful postcards and desktop wallpapers, we’ve finally had the chance to visit this UNESCO Heritage site at the Gifu region. Capped heavily with snow in the winter, with it’s beautiful backdrop of magnificent mountains, this

Comiket 83

Queuing is part of Japanese life which is a definite contrast to Malaysians. The Japanese people queues up in a very orderly fashion and even when the line starts moving. While Malaysians tend to jump queue whenever it’s possible or squeeze their way through at any cost.  Therefore, on this faithful day at 30th December 2012,

The Emperor’s Birthday

Japan, is one unique nation that best represents the fusion of both traditional and modern elements in their lifestyle. Despite Japan being an extremely high tech country, there’s always a little something that is never too far away from their roots and culture. On the 23rd of December, I was right there at the Imperial

Preparation & Overview (Japan Trip 2012)

Finally, I’m able to start writing about my most awaited Japan Trip. This will be my 2nd time to Japan and also 2nd time back to Tokyo. This was my longest vacation so far traveling with B. 2012 has been a great traveling year for me. I’ve been to quite a number of places for