A morning out @ Nagoya Castle (名古屋城)

Nagoya (名古屋市), located in the Chubu Region of Japan is one of the largest city in the region. Japan’s third largest incorporated city as well as the fourth most populated urban area, it is located on the pacific coast on central Honshu. Our first exploration start from Nagoya Castle (名古屋城). The journey started where we … More A morning out @ Nagoya Castle (名古屋城)

Exploring Historical Village of Hokkaido (開拓の村)

Apart from exploring UNESCO Heritage sites, part of my travel is also to learn and understand the history of the particular region / country that I am visiting. Therefore, when visiting Sapporo, one not to be missed is the Historical Village of Hokkaido (開拓の村, Kaitaku no Mura). Historical Village of Hokkaido (開拓の村) is an open … More Exploring Historical Village of Hokkaido (開拓の村)

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

Magnificent View @ The Peace Park (平和公園)

The Peace Park (平和公園) of Hakone located within the Gotemba City offers another location where one can capture the breathtaking view of Mount Fuji. Located on the mountainside of the outer rim of Hakone crater, Peace Park (平和公園) also serve as one of the golden spots in sightseeing in Shizuoka Prefecture. The symbol of the park, The … More Magnificent View @ The Peace Park (平和公園)

Beautiful Kawaguchiko Music Forest (河口湖オルゴールの森)

When one is visiting Mt Fuji, one of the not to be missed places of interest surrounding the area is Kawaguchiko Music Forest (河口湖オルゴールの森). This is especially for those who love musical instruments. Kawaguchiko Music Forest (河口湖オルゴールの森) is a small theme park and museum that is devoted to musical instruments. A park with European style gardens … More Beautiful Kawaguchiko Music Forest (河口湖オルゴールの森)