Goodbye Japan!

Goodbye Japan!

The last of my time in Japan was spent in Tokyo. I had a few days out on my own so naturally I went shopping. I think I lost track of the times I went in and out of Donki just stocking up make up, skincare products and snacks. Hehe. The cool thing about staying in Shirokane was that I got to go to their fancy version of Donki, which is located on Platinum Street and approriately named Platinum Donki. It…

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Izu Peninsula Part 2

Izu Peninsula Part 2

After waking up the next morning, I went downstairs to enjoy the onsen again, then came back up and had breakfast inside our room. I was afraid of eating too much cause we would be heading for ichigo gari later that morning. However we almost didn’t make it as we ended up waiting almost 45 minutes for our taxi to get to the hotel! It was so congested with everyone heading into Kawazu that the traffic was back up for several kilometres….

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Izu Peninsula Part 1

Izu Peninsula Part 1

I spent two days in Izu Peninsula back in March with two of my close friends. This was along the same time as Hina Matsuri, so we got to enjoy some of the festivities as well. I must admit I didn’t do any planning prior to going. All I did was show up at Shinagawa Station that morning with my overnight bag and they did the rest. =) Perhaps because of that, I was a little surprised that the train we took to…

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Shizuoka

Shizuoka

Shizuoka was originally intended as a day trip with my friends, but because I got so sick I had to cancel last minute. Since I was upset I couldn’t go as planned, I made a spontaneous stopover in Shizuoka on my way back to Tokyo. It was already late by the time I left Nagoya, so I arrived in Shizuoka close to 4pm. Unfortunately all the places I wanted to see like the Miho no Matsubara and Kunozan Toshogu are…

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Kyoto

Kyoto

Kyoto always seems like my go-to spot to visit whenever I do day trips from Nagoya. It’s about an hour away by bullet train and there’s enough places I enjoy visiting that I just alternate between locations whenever I go. This time I took Taku-san’s recommendation and visited Kitano-Tenmangu to see the plum blossoms and I also went to Njio Castle for the first time. After arriving at Kyoto Station I took the JR Sagano line over to Enmachi Station,…

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