Japan Cherry Blossom Guide 2019

Each spring, thousands of tourists from different parts of the world would gather in Japan to witness one of its specialties, the cherry blossoms. Locally known as sakura flowers, the cherry blossom season in Japan is an occasion that is just as equally anticipated by the locals as it is for the foreigners. It truly comes to no surprise, the sight of rosy-coloured sakura flowers … Continue reading Japan Cherry Blossom Guide 2019

Your Guide to Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s that time of the year again for Japan to celebrate its yearly cherry blossom festivals. Better known as Hanami in Japanese, which literally translates to “viewing flowers”, people gather under blooming cherry blossoms for food, drinks, entertainment, and of course to experience the dazzling beauty of the cherry blossoms. Here’s your guide to the perfect cherry blossom festival experience: Cherry blossom viewing The best cherry … Continue reading Your Guide to Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

16 Must eat desserts for the travelling Sweet Tooth in Asia Pacific

For the travelling foodie, street food is all the rage but nothing quite hits the spot like that little sweet something needed at the end of a meal. Here are some sweets for the dessert hunter around Asia Pacific: Vietnam – Chè chuối xinmoian.com A traditional dessert found around Vietnam, this pudding is made out of banana, tapioca, and coconut milk, best eaten when warm. Malaysia … Continue reading 16 Must eat desserts for the travelling Sweet Tooth in Asia Pacific

7 must visit places for the animal lover in Japan

Kawaii!!! Perhaps one of the most popular words in the Japanese dictionary, kawaii, meaning cute, is something very much rooted in their culture, and what better way to celebrate all things cute than to pay a visit to the very cuddly animal residents of this Asian archipelago? So here you have it, the must visit places for the animal lover when travelling in Japan: Nasu … Continue reading 7 must visit places for the animal lover in Japan

Best Cities in Asia for the Coffee Addict

Cup of Joe, Java, Jitter Juice, Battery Acid, Elixir of Life, Brain Juice… Coffee by any other name still smells as sweet, or robust. One of the most popular beverages in the world, Coffee can be found in almost every nook and cranny in the world and we’ve compiled a little list of cities around Asia should you find yourself in need of a caffeine … Continue reading Best Cities in Asia for the Coffee Addict

A tourist’s guide to etiquette in Kyoto [Infographic]

As the saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” and these words ring as true in Kyoto, Japan. The Japanese in general are extremely courteous and the last thing you’d want to do is offend your polite hosts. Thankfully for us, the City of Kyoto, alongside the Kyoto Convention & Visitors’ Bureau has compiled a list of dont’s lest we embarrass ourselves … Continue reading A tourist’s guide to etiquette in Kyoto [Infographic]

Top Places to Visit in Osaka

Kon’nichiwa! Osaka is the largest port city in Japan, famous for its modern architecture, booming nightlife and delicious street food. From outstanding shopping experiences, breath-taking cultural monuments and scenic landscape here some of the best things to do in Osaka: ‘Tenjin Matsuri’ Festival at Osaka Tenmangu Shrine Apart from being a place of adoration for one of Japan’s greatest scholars, Sugawara Michizane, the Osaka Tenmangu … Continue reading Top Places to Visit in Osaka

Exploring Tokyo

Tokyo is a mesmerizing travel destination, housing natural and architecture marvels that keep travelers coming back for more. Beautiful dainty sakura flowers, ethereal ancient temples and pagodas, intricately composed local delights designed to tantalize your taste buds, all set against the modern Tokyo skyline. Recently travel enthusiast and blogger Tommy Ooi wrote a blog post titled “How to Plan 7 Days Tokyo Trip for less … Continue reading Exploring Tokyo