Tag Archives: Japan

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 ...

Barbie Harajuku Store

Barbie Harajuku

Barbie Harajuku is the first flagship store that sells Barbie themed items in Japan.  The store is located in the Harajuku area in Tokyo.  When I visited Tokyo, I found this store while walking around the Harajuku neighborhood.  I didn't get a chance to visit inside, but it definitely caught my attention.  It stood out ...

Starry’s travel adventures in Tokyo!

Starry in Tokyo

Last year, I brought my cute little traveling toy, Starry, when I visited Tokyo.  I took a couple of photos of Starry all around Tokyo.  We went to so many landmarks, shops, and cool places I have never been before.  I think its fun to bring a traveling toy to take photos since you can ...

The 10 things I miss in Tokyo

Things I miss in Tokyo

I love Tokyo!  At least once a day, I think about Tokyo (or something about Tokyo).  I have been to Tokyo about four times, and whenever I visit it never fails to amaze me with cool things.  I'm not sure yet when my next visit is going to be, but hopefully it will be sooner. Here ...

A visit to Alice in a Dancing Land Restaurant

Alice in a Dancing Land

Since it was my last day in Tokyo, and I was staying in Shibuya, I decided to visit the Alice in a Dancing Land Restaurant.  The restaurant is about 3-5 minute walk from the famous crossing, and its located right around the Loft store (it's inside the green building).  From the outside of the building ...

Sanrio World Ginza and Questina

Sanrio World Ginza

The Sanrio World in Ginza is a store that sells the largest selection of Sanrio products in the world.  This store is located at the Nishi Ginza shopping mall, at the 2nd floor of the building.  The entire 2nd floor is filled with different Sanrio character items like My Melody, Hello Kitty, etc.  And different ...