My Izu Islands-hopping plan was simple: 5 days, 5 islands. Kozushima, Shikinejima, Niijima, Toshima, Oshima. Unfortunately, things didn’t exactly turn out as planned.
Here are 5 last-minute Golden Week ideas for those of us who have missed the cheap flights, but still want to make full use of the 10-day holiday!
Missed the cherry blossom season in Tokyo? Never fear! You can still enjoy shibazakura (moss phlox) long after the cherry trees have sprouted leaves.
The newly-opened Poop Museum in Yokohama shows just how fun Japan has made something traditionally seen as gross. Read a firsthand report on a day of UNKO!
Nanaya Gelato boasts the world’s strongest matcha (powdered green tea) flavour with its ice cream range featuring 7 levels of matcha intensity.
Only 80 mins from Tokyo, the Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival offers the chance to see Kawazuzakura, early-blooming cherry blossoms, as early as February.
In my year or so living in China, I discovered a number of Chinese websites which proved indispensable to my sanity. Let me introduce them to you.
Located in one of the centres of nightlife, Roppongi, BURLESQUE Tokyo mixes Japanese underground culture with sexy cabaret and a dash of otaku-ism.
During my trip last September, I was able to purchase 5 North Korean snacks from a local supermarket. Here’s my honest opinion of how each snack tasted.
I spent hours researching for my visit to Kaiping, China. Here’s a DIY guide to help other ABCs and English-speakers explore the diaolou and their roots!