Kobe Chinatown, Nankinmachi, Japan

Nankinmachi also known as Kobe Chinatown is located in central Kobe and is connected to Motomachi shopping street which is a covered shopping paradise with many shops and restaurants. It is located within walking distance from Motomachi Station and approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the south of the station. Nankinmachi was decorated with many red lanterns…

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Japan

One of the largest public aquariums in the world is not to be missed during your visit to Japan. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is definitely one of the best and most impressive aquariums I have ever seen! The aquarium is huge with over 15 large tanks and has 8 floors altogether. Visitors will begin the tour…

Osaka Aqua Liner Cruise, Japan

Osaka Aqua Liner Cruise is one of the most relaxing methods to discover the popular landmarks and beautiful city of Osaka including Osaka Castle. It is a lovely excursion that cruises around the Okawa River and lasts for an hour. The Aqua Liner departs hourly from four piers and they are Osakajo Pier, Hachiken-yahama Pier, OAP Pier and Yodoyabashi Pier. I…

Osaka Castle, Japan

One of the very famous landmarks in Japan, the Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle surrounded by beautiful and serene surroundings. The entrance to the castle is impressive and the compound is huge. The castle tower was rebuilt and renovated with an elevator inside including an observation deck where visitors can enjoy a scenic view of Osaka…

Michigan Cruise on Lake Biwa , Japan

The unforgettable experience with Michigan Cruise which cruises around the south part of the largest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa was a wonderful escape from busy city. I went on the “Michigan 60” course which lasted for 60 minutes and it was an unusual afternoon that only a few passengers were on-board! It was probably…

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan

My visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum made me realized how severe is the after-effects of an atomic bomb. I could never imagine how bad the situation of after bombing will be and was really heartbreaking to know the sufferings of the innocent victims. The museum itself is not huge but it is very cozy…

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan

The peaceful Memorial Park of Hiroshima located in the center of Hiroshima City is a large park surrounded by greenery and Motoyasu River which flows along the side of the park. It is a lovely park to stroll around and is very well kept. The Park is situated not too far from Hiroshima Station and visitors could…

Nishiki Market, Japan

One of the places that I love to visit when I travel to a new country is their local market. By visiting the market, it makes me understand the local flavor and culture of each country. On the other hand, local markets have good varieties of locally produced dried foods and it is definitely a…

Sagano Romantic Train, Japan

Sagano Romantic Train is amazing and the old fashion train ride was enjoyable as it travel from the district of Arashiyama through the serene forest and mountains into the rural of Kameoka city. The sightseeing trains depart from Torokko Saga Station which is just 15 minutes from Kyoto Station. The approximate 25 minutes journey of…

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Japan

Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto is a huge temple that attracts great numbers of visitors throughout the year. Kiyomizudera means Pure Water Temple and the name derives from Otowa Waterfall’s pure water. Otowa Waterfall is located at the base of Kiyomizudera’s main hall. The temple can be easily reached from Kyoto Station by bus and the journey is approximately…

Kinkaku-ji, Japan

The well known Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a beautiful temple with very serene surroundings. The Golden Pavilion is three stories high and the second and third story of the pavilion are covered with pure gold leaf. It would be nice if visitors are allowed to…

Kiyomizu-Zaka Street , Japan

Kiyomizu-Zaka Street is a very interesting street to experience the traditional old Kyoto. The street is occupied with many wooden shops and cafes selling a variety of local products including local crafts. Some of the shops provide free testing on the sweet treats made from rice flour with different flavored fillings and they are mainly very…