Tokyo from the Top

I am missing Japan to be honest – it has been almost 4 weeks since I am back from Japan. Here is one of the best photo I shot with my phone. It was shot using my iPhone X 🙂 The view is from Tokyo Tower. Its not that far from the city centre, but…

Nara – Mochi Making at Nakatanidou

After spending time in Hiroshima – I then head to Osaka to revisit places where I used to eat – like Kuromon Market. One of the main thing that I wanted to do in Osaka is to take a day trip to Nara, which is not so far from Osaka. Apart from looking at deers…

Jobless in Japan – Day 10. Hiroshima

This is my fourth city after Nagano, Kyoto, Kagoshima and Nagasaki of my jobless south tour of Japan. The way the route was designed is to go as far as I can first (long train journeys) and then move to shorter ones. In fact – after looking at the last 4 cities. It may not…

Jobless in Japan – Day 8/9 – Nagasaki and Gunkanjima

Today is day 8-9 and I have surpassed a third of my jobless holiday. It has been great to be honest. Despite having withdrawal symptoms – I am feeling better now. To have time to think about life. Two things in my mind for sure – I wish I had travelled more when I was…

Day 5 – Jobless in Japan: Exploring Kyoto

This is Day 5 of my jobless trip to Japan. I have been bumming around for 1 week and the withdrawal syndrome is really catching up on me. The typical me will be trying to check on my email every 2.5 seconds or so, but given that I have quit from my current job, I…

Day 4 – Jobless in Japan: Arashimaya via Kyoto

Today is the day that I am going Arashimaya. Arashimaya is a western district of Kyoto. It is a major touristy site! Going there just for the check box exercise. In order to go there from where I stayed, I need to take a local train from Kyoto Station. It is a 15 mins ride….

Day 3 – Jobless in Japan: Nagano to Kyoto

My trip in Nagano is done. I’ve achieved couple of things: Went to see the temples in the city (and also experienced Murphy’s Law where most of my cameras are not working except for my phone! Visited a Winter Olympics site – never been to one before! Saw some Snow Monkey! So today.. I am…

Day 2 – Jobless in Japan: Nagano – Snow Monkey Park and Obuse

Today is my second day on holiday. This year – I am actually nursing a foot pain, hence walking for longer distance would be extremely painful. Well, at least to start and once the pain goes away, its actually quite ok. This is probably resulted from my massive preparation for this holiday in which I…

Day 1 – Jobless in Japan: Nagano

Nagano is a city not far from Tokyo. It is about 2 hours train ride. Refer to my previous post for the experience coming here.     From Wikipedia: Nagano is located in former Shinano Province and developed from the Nara period as a temple town at the gate of the famous Zenkō-ji, a 7th-century…

Day 1 – Jobless in Japan: Tokyo to Nagano

Left Kuala Lumpur from via Malaysia Airlines MH88. Flight left on time (surprising for Malaysia Airlines). Flight duration is 6:40 mins and landed in Tokyo about 7:15am. Surprisingly the temperature here is a good 23 degrees. Far cry from the expected low 10s!   Getting the reserved SIM card First port of call is to…

Japan 2017: Tsukiji Market #1

One of my favourite place in Tokyo is Tsukiji Market. I definitely would like to go again to this place. It’s really fun..