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Nov 2, 2018 , Japan

Best way to experience Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a beautiful upmarket mountain resort located in the Nagano Prefecture. It's definitely not a cheap place compared to some other countryside areas, and has developed as a popular place for many Japanese to visit especially during Summer, with many affluent ones owning a second home here. I aptly call it...

Oct 23, 2018 , Japan

Best of Kusatsu Onsen

For my summer getaway this year, I did almost the unthinkable of visiting Japan in July! Unthinkable because it's the summer season then, and all I could say was my furry paws and body was just sweating profusely in the hot humid weather years ago when I went to my...

Sep 12, 2018 , Japan

Kayotei Ryokan and exploring Yamanaka onsen

Recharged from our first night in Kanazawa staying at the lovely Asadaya Ryokan, I made my way with Y and her best gal pals to our next stop to Kayotei Ryokan, an hour's drive away. Located in the small hotsprings area of Yamanaka, Kayotei is a traditional ryokan, family-owned inn...

Jul 11, 2018 , Japan

Kanazawa Travel in 24 hours

In celebration of Y's big 40 last year, we went for a nice girlie getaway with some of her best gal pals to Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. This post describes the first part of the trip where we stayed in Asadaya Ryokan in Kanazawa for the first night, before moving...

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Nov 28, 2014 , Japan

Jimbocho Den Tokyo

Our reservation at Jimbocho Den was the hardest to secure being one of the hottest new restaurants in Tokyo, it seemed. Initially I was turned down when I booked 3 months ahead of time, the restaurant citing they were full, despite my plea that I wanted to celebrate Y's birthday there. What a pity, as we were keen...

Dec 16, 2014 , Japan

Makoto Steak Tokyo

Sorry all for the long break from my last post, been terribly busy clearing year end work and packing for my ski trip to Zermatt, Switzerland! Am sure many of you know how that feels. I told myself in the spirit of caring and sharing, I had to let you all...

Nov 21, 2014 , Japan

Sushi Hashiguchi Tokyo はしぐち

This is probably the only post that I have done to date that has no photos, as no photos are allowed in Sushi Hashiguchi Tokyo, a tiny sushi bar in Asakasa run by Chef Hashiguchi which sits around 6 people, that's all. Known to be anti-establishment, he has no Michelin Stars, refusing...

Dec 10, 2015 , United States

The Ludlow Hotel New York

Having my snack on board Air France from Paris to New York. After an 8 hour flight in Air France Premium economy, and a taxi ride to The Ludlow Hotel New York from JFK airport, I finally arrived with Y in New York, one of our favourite cities in the world! This...