You can't walk a block in Harajuku or Shinjuku's Kabukichō area (where we stayed) without catching a huge variety of these schoolgirl skirts paired with thigh highs. Hair extensions like these are common, so the girls walk around looking like dolls. Her skin was amazing and I don't think I saw...

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...

the famous Nara dears always greet their guests especially when they carry food I was long awaiting my visiting to beautiful Nara, the old capital of Japan (710-794 AD) yet we were extremely unlucky as our visit was ruined by heavy rain for almost the whole day. That's what you get for...

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...

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...

Harajuku (Meadow Lodging) is an area located at Harajuku Station. We went to this area twice, once on a weekday and another on a Sunday! The reason why we returned on a Sunday as I've read that most young boys and girls would dress in variety of clothing from Cosplaying to Gothic Lolita...

Some Elle Japan Reading to start the day on top of my bunk bed! It came with a beautiful Sonia Rykiel make-up bag! I spent the morning visiting Gosho Palace, the old imperial palace of Kyoto which I will spare you pictures of. Truthfully I did not find the architecture that special in...

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...

 

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