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Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture

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About 1.5 hours train ride from Tokyo, Hakone provides an interesting short country experience for those who wants to take a breather from the hustles and bustles of city life. Part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Hakone in the Kanagawa … Continue reading

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Tokyo in 3 Days

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So many things to do in so little time! That is often the woes of a visitor to Tokyo. It seems like there is just not enough time to do everything here. So, for first time visitors with time constraint, … Continue reading

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Sapporo, Hokkaido

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Of all the places I visited, I would expect Sapporo to have the least chance of snowing. Usually it snows more in the mountain areas than in the city. But I couldn’t be more wrong. It actually never stopped snowing … Continue reading

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Noboribetsu Onsen

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About an hour’s drive from Chitose, Noboribetsu is the largest hot-spring town in Hokkaido, full of natural geothermal springs rich in different minerals from the earth. Every hotel has at least one or more onsens in them.        … Continue reading

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Niseko United, Hokkaido

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It wasn’t my first trip to Japan, but certainly my first to Hokkaido. The northernmost island of Japan, temperatures here are about 10 degrees lower than Tokyo’s, and being in the heart of winter, naturally, very cold. With temperatures between … Continue reading

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Singapore

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(This post is written by one of my travel partner and good friend, Sharon. Thanks Sharon, for your contribution 🙂 ) I’ve been to Singapore several times in the past. Singapore is an amazing country and is a great destination to … Continue reading

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Okuhida – Onsen Haven

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5 onsen districts nestled in the nature amidst the mountains of the alpine region: Hirayu Onsen, Fukuji , Shin Hirayu, Tocchio and Shin Hotaka, together, boast the most open air hot springs baths than anywhere else in Japan. With more … Continue reading

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Gokayama, Toyama Prefecture

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Toyama Prefecture, just north of Gifu Prefecture, records the third highest snowfall in the world. (First and second places also fall in Japan coincidentally). Accumulating sometimes up to 2 metres of snow, it is indeed no coincidence that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Shirakawa-go, Gifu Prefecture

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Pic : Idyllic beauty of the Shirakawa-go village from the Shiroyama viewpoint, gassho houses dotting the landscape  of Ogimaci shrouded in the white blanket of winter. UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Gassho-Zukuri Villages consist of 3 historic villages in Central Japan:  … Continue reading

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Hida Takayama

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This is the centre and where we are based to explore the rest of the Gifu Prefecture. Surrounded by the Northern Alps of Japan and known as Little Kyoto, it is a friendly town with a long and rich history, and … Continue reading

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