Studio Ghibli Shop in Kyoto

The Studio Ghibli shop (Donguri) is located near the Kiyomizu-dera temple. It is right next to the Hello Kitty Saryo cafe. This shop sells Studio Ghibli merchandise like stationery, keychains, magnets, and many others. An awesome shop for those who love Studio Ghibli animations. We went to visit the Hello Kitty Saryo cafe earlier this year, ...

7 Easy Ways To Increase Pinterest Followers Tips and Secrets!

Pinterest is definitely my favorite social media platform of all time. It's more like a visual search engine rather than a social media. Today, I would like to share with you my tips and secrets on how I grew my Pinterest followers.  7 Easy ways to increase Pinterest followers tips. Here are the 7 easy ways ...

10 Best Ryokan Hotels in Kyoto

In the historical city of Kyoto, one of the must things to do is to stay at a Ryokan. A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn where rooms have tatami mat floors and futon beds. A special facility typically available in Ryokan inns are the Japanese style baths. Many Ryokan also offers Kaiseki, a traditional ...

Gudetama Cafe in Osaka

At the 7th floor of the HEP FIVE shopping center, you can find the Gudetama Cafe. Gudetama is a lazy egg character from Sanrio. Due to its popularity, there have been a few Gudetama cafes that opened up in Asia. During my trip to Osaka, I went to visit the Gudetama Cafe. Thankfully, there was no ...

10 Interesting Facts About Osaka

10 Interesting Facts About Osaka 1. Osaka is also known as the 'Nation's Kitchen'. There's lots of delicious food everywhere in Osaka. 2. Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area (first is Tokyo) in Japan. 3. The metro area of Osaka has over 19.3 million people. 4. Dotonbori is one of the main tourist destination in Osaka. This is ...

Hello Kitty Saryo in Kyoto

The Hello Kitty Saryo is a tea house/restaurant that's located near the Kiyomizu-dera temple. This restaurant serves Japanese foods with a Hello Kitty theme. The restaurant is situated behind the Hello Kitty shop and next to the Studio Ghibli store. Inside the restaurant there are huge Hello Kitty plush dolls seated to accompany guests. Outside, there's ...

Things to do in Kyoto

Kyoto, a city located in the Kansai region of Japan. It was once the imperial capital of the country. This city is known for its thousands of temples and shrines. Also, the historical structures have been preserved so well, visiting Kyoto feels like traveling back in time. Here's a list of 11 things to do while ...

Brothers Grimm House in Steinau

The town of Steinau an der Strasse is located about 1 hour drive from Frankfurt. This town has a fairy tale like surroundings - timbered frame buildings, fairy tale statues and a majestic castle. It is also a town where the famous brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm spent their childhood. Their previous home from 1791 to ...

101 Europe Travel Bucket List

Europe has always been one the most famous continent to visit among travelers. There's so much culture, history and delicious food. We've gathered 101 bucket list of things to do while in Europe. 101 Europe Travel Bucket List 1. Watch the Astronomical clock show in Prague. 2. See the famous 'The Kiss' painting in Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere. 3. Find ...

Fairy tale castle of Trendelburg – Rapunzel’s Tower

At the hilltop in the town of Trendelburg, there's a fairy tale like castle with a magnificent tower that has been around for more than 700 years.  The tower has been said to be an inspiration for the Grimm's Brothers fairy tale story 'Rapunzel'. A long time ago, the castle was used as a fortress.  Now, ...