• Japan

    Hidden Gem in Kobe: Nunobiki Herb Garden

    Tourists who travel to Osaka will most probably include Kyoto and Nara on their itinerary to make most out of their trip. Kobe is also part of Kansai Region and it is easily accessible from Osaka. If you take the Shinkansen from Osaka to Kobe, it will take less than 20 minutes and if you will take the rapid express train, it will take around 40 minutes. Most travelers often overlook Kobe for Kyoto and Nara but if you have more time, I highly recommend that you take a day trip from Osaka to Kobe. The Nunobiki Herb Garden is just a walking distance from the Shin-Kobe station. Once you…

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    One day in Kyoto: How to Maximize your day trip

    They say that a lifetime in Kyoto is not enough to explore the thousands of shrines and temples that it can offer. But if your trip to Japan is shorter and you can only have a day in Kyoto, it is still possible to enjoy this culture capital of Japan. The first thing to do is to start your day early, in this way, you can surely maximize your Kyoto trip. Our first stop is the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha where you’ll see thousands of vermillion torii gates. I did a separate post about Fushimi Inari Shrine. Click here to read more: https://faecelinee.com/2019/05/01/classic-kyoto-the-famous-fushimi-inari-shrine/ We arrived there at around 8 in…

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    Classic Kyoto: The Famous Fushimi Inari Shrine

    When you search Kyoto on Google, one of the top images you would see is the Fushimi Inari Shrine. If you only have a day in Kyoto, I highly recommend to prioritize this over other attractions. Fushimi Inari Shrine is best known for its thousands of vermilion torii gates. When you visit the shrine, you would notice that there are lots of foxes, it is said that these foxes are the messenger of Inari, the god of rice Before you enter the shrine, you would see a map that would show you the mountain trail to get to the top. Since this is a very important shrine and also very…

  • Fashion,  Japan

    Japan Spring Look book 2019

    Japan is my favorite country. Spring is my favorite season. My favorite time to travel to Japan is during Spring season where you’ll see pink everywhere. I went to Japan last March 25 – 31, 2019 and I had an amazing time. Here’s what I wore during our trip. On our first day, we explored Arashiyama in the morning and explored Dotonbori in the afternoon. I chose a pink long coat to match with the colors of the Kimono Forest. This is one of the coats that I really like. *This site contains affiliate links. I may receive commissions when you make a purchase from the link I have provided…

  • Fashion,  Singapore

    Singapore Lookbook 2018

    Are you the type of traveler who plans your outfit for your vacation? Whenever I travel, I would do lots of research on the place that I would be visiting so that I would know what to wear. I usually prefer my outfit to match my background and surroundings. Here’s what I wore on our Singapore trip last year, October 2018 On our first day, we visited the museums in Singapore I chose a white long sleeved checkered dress to match with the white buildings. Although Singapore is a tropical country, somehow I did not feel hot and sweaty wearing a long sleeved dress. I bought this dress from a…

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    Mt Fuji Shibazakura Festival

    While most tourists who visits Japan and would like to see the beautiful Mt Fuji prefers touristy places like Hakone, we decided to go to a less touristy yet still popular spot to see Mt Fuji. We woke up super early so we can be at Shibuya Station before 6am. In order to get to the Shibazakura Festival, we took the express bus terminal from Shibuya to the festival site, the ride was approximately 2 hours. The Mt Fuji Shibazakura Festival is located at Fuji Motosuko Resort, just a few kilometers from one of the Fuji Five Lakes, Lake Motosuko. It is such a peaceful place as long as you…

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    Exploring Arashiyama in Kyoto

    It is my second trip to Japan and my fist time in Kansai Region. On our first day, we woke up so early and head to Arashiyama, Kyoto. Our first stop was Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, here you’ll be in awe of the towering bamboo trees, it’s such a fairy tale moment. You will see lots of crowds and tourists when you enter but once you walk deeper, the crowd will lessen and you can take photo with no photo bombers. Access: 10-minute walk from JR Saga-arashiyama Station on the JR Sagano Line1-minute walk from Kyoto Bus Stop Keifuku Arashiyama-eki-ma / City Bus Stop 3-minute walk from Arashiyama Station on the…