Unfortunately no pictures allowed inside the magical museum! Finish your visit at their cafe, where you can savour the most delicious Japanese pear ice cream! So refreshing for hot Tokyo summer days! For now I will have to say goodbye to my Japan posts! I still have a few days left of Tokyo...

It was interesting to find out that Japanese teachers were specifically instructed to diminish the teachings of Japan's negative involvement in the war and how a lot of Japanese feel they were the victim of the powerful USA. We then headed for our usual udon lunch spot after which we had a...

Nara Hotel Horyungi was also part of our visit which is Japan's first world cultural heritage which houses the world's oldest wooden structures, conveying images of Japan as it existed more than 1300 years ago during the Asuka Period. I must actually confess that I'm definitely not in...

your biggest fan Harajuku girls, I'm looking at you girls You're so original girls You got the look that makes you stand out Harajuku Girls, I'm looking at you girls You mix and match it girls You dress so fly and just parade around (arigato)" I had the pleasure of spending almost a whole...

Akihabara also known as Electric City in Japan, is a major shopping area for electronics, computer goods, anime and otaku ( Otaku is what the Japanese refer to those with obsessive interests in the manga/anime culture). And I'm not talking here a mere hobby. I'm talking living in fantasy land...

The second day we went to downtown Hiroshima or more specifically to the Peace Memorial Museum. The museum collects and displays belongings left by the victims of the tragic atomic bomb event of 1945. It is an extreme;y painful visit yet so humbling. Unfortunately, it really left me in a

Tuesday morning, despite the high temperatures that suddenly rose after days of rain, we headed over to the famous Toaji Market, which happens on the 21st of every month. Toaji is probably the biggest flea market that happens in Kyoto, yet despite what you would think, the prices are...

It seems the ghosts of Japan's history are still wandering through the downtown streets of Kyoto.

Hep5 Ferris Wheel On Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting Osaka City as both my buddies actually live in Osaka but commute every day to Ryukoku University in Kyoto. So I took them up on the offer of seeing their city or mostly do a lot of shopping as Osaka is truly just known for being a...

My trip in Kyoto has come to an end and I'm terribly sad mostly because I am leaving my wonderful buddies from Ryukoku University behind. Seeing Hiroshima and Tokyo without them will not be the same, that's for sure. Some Elle Japan Reading to start the day on top of my bunk bed! It came...

 

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