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Arashiyama: Beyond The Bamboo Groves

October 2017. When people talk about Arashiyama, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the bamboo groves, the hottest Instagram spot here where even the Kardashians mingle amongst commoners to stroll around and take pictures. Honestly, I find this particular spot overrated (and overcrowded). When I made the itinerary for this area, I… Continue reading Arashiyama: Beyond The Bamboo Groves

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{Japan} Kyoto: Ginkakuji & Kinkakuji

There’s definitely no shortage of temple in Kyoto. Two of the famous ones are Ginkakuji and Kinkakuji. Sounds alike, right? But aside from the similar names, they are two different temples worth visiting in Kyoto.   Kinkakuji Kinkakuji, also known as Golden Pavilion, was originally built as a villa which was later converted into a… Continue reading {Japan} Kyoto: Ginkakuji & Kinkakuji

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{Japan} Fushimi Inari – The Shrine of Thousands of Torii Gates

  October 2017. Torii gates, lots of ‘em, are associated with Fushimi Inari Shrine, or also known as Fushimi Inari-taisha. It is the head shrine of the god Inari (Shinto god of rice), located in Fushimi Ward in Kyoto, Japan, hence the name. The shrine sits at the base of Mount Inari which is 233 metres above sea level. From where I… Continue reading {Japan} Fushimi Inari – The Shrine of Thousands of Torii Gates

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{Japan} Kyoto – Otani Hombyo, Kiyomizudera, Ninenzaka, and Yasaka Shrine

It’s been more than a month since I wanted to write this post about Kyoto. I procrastinated and procrastinated, but finally, I have enough determination to make it! So, Kyoto is definitely one of my favorite city I’ve visited in Japan. I love the fact that this city is very rich in culture and there… Continue reading {Japan} Kyoto – Otani Hombyo, Kiyomizudera, Ninenzaka, and Yasaka Shrine

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Indonesia’s Beautiful Train Ride

Lately, I’ve been seeing posts of the train trip from Ella to Kandy in Srilanka on my Instagram that some people consider the most scenic train ride in the world. I know there are lots of train trips with beautiful view, like the one in Switzerland I’ve heard and seen on TV. I can’t exactly… Continue reading Indonesia’s Beautiful Train Ride

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{Japan} Shopping and Sightseeing in Touristy Tokyo (Part Two)

If in the previous I write about Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, and Asakusa (check 'em here:Shopping and Sightseeing in Touristy Tokyo (Part One) and Tokyo Travel – Temple and Shrine), now I want to take you to other places in Tokyo which I recommend you to visit. ODAIBA Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay. It… Continue reading {Japan} Shopping and Sightseeing in Touristy Tokyo (Part Two)

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{Japan} Shopping and Sightseeing in Touristy Tokyo (Part One)

When you visit Japan, there’s a very big chance you’d visit the fast-paced, kawaii, modern, and sophisticated Tokyo. But where should you go to find those cute and instagrammable spots and what would you find there? Here are some of the most popular areas in the city that I visited that you (and everyone who… Continue reading {Japan} Shopping and Sightseeing in Touristy Tokyo (Part One)

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Traveling to Japan – An Introduction

JAPAN I love Japan. The modernity, the culture, THE PEOPLE! (Seriously though, Japanese are one of the nicest people I’ve met during my travels). Anyway, I went to Japan several months ago, on mid October 2017.  I’ve been wanting to write and share my experience but apparently, I’m too lazy. But I’m trying. So, here… Continue reading Traveling to Japan – An Introduction