The talented Piano Guys

Because of my love for music and especially the famous Canon in D composed by the famous German Baroque composer, Johann Pachelbel, it leads me to the discover of The Piano Guys, an American musical group of talented musician playing the piano and cello. The Piano Guys gained popularity through YouTube where they started posting … More The talented Piano Guys

Winter Wonderland @ Hoshino Resorts Tomamu – Part 2

Day 2 started with a wonderful breakfast in Nininupuri, a unique restaurant providing a forest-like feeling. This is because the restaurant is surrounded by trees in a middle of a forest up the hill from the The Tower, where we stayed. After breakfast, while walking back from Nininupuri, the kids took a pit stop and played … More Winter Wonderland @ Hoshino Resorts Tomamu – Part 2

Winter Wonderland @ Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

Hokkaido (北海道), the most northern part of Japan’s main island is popular for its natural hot springs, volcanoes as well as various ski resorts catering for different clientele. While Niseko, Rusutsu and Furano are some of the more popular ski resorts, we decided to check out Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU (星野リゾート トマム) given that they have … More Winter Wonderland @ Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

Herbs Roasted Chicken

Travelling around Japan over the past 2 weeks, we had enough of Japanese food already. So for our Boxing Day family gathering tonight, we did a simple Herbs Roasted Chicken with plenty of vegetables. Easy to cook dish for a tired person who still want a simple home-cooked dinner 😍 Recipe as below : Ingredients: … More Herbs Roasted Chicken

The war memorial of Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音)

While walking down the Higashiyama District, we discover Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音), a war memorial commemorating the war dead of the Pacific War which is located in the Eastern of Kyoto. Here, the concrete and steel statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Kannon) was built by Hirosuke Ishikawa. The statue is 24 m (80 ft) high and weighs … More The war memorial of Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音)

A walk down Kodaiji (高台寺) Temple

We discover Kodaiji (高台寺) Temple by accident after our visit to Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺). Located at the foot of Higashiyama Ryozen Mountains in Kyoto. The temple was established in 1606 by Kita-no-Mandokoro (1548-1624) in memory of her late husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598). Kita-no-Mandokoro was also known as Nene. She later became a priestess and assumed the name of … More A walk down Kodaiji (高台寺) Temple

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)

One of my favourite place that I have revisited several time in Kyoto is Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), which is  officially known as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺), an independent Buddhist Temple located in the eastern part of Kyoto. Part of the  Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) is known … More UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)