Kanazawa, the little kyoto

Known as the Little Kyoto, Kanazawa is the capital city of Ishikawa prefecture. Filled with beautiful historical houses, geisha and samurai districts, traditional arts and handicrafts and beautifully preserved gardens, Kanazawa is one of the most significant cities of the Edo period. With the new shinkansen (bullet train) line directly linking Tokyo to Kanazawa, it is ...

7 best things about Nagoya

7 best things about Nagoya Earlier on, when I first shared with a few friends of my planned Expedia trip to Nagoya, many gave me the puzzled look, or asked “where is Nagoya?”, “what’s so special about Nagoya?” Located in the center of Japan, and easily accessible via shinkansen or direct flight to Nagoya’s Central Japan International ...

Visit Kobe (part 2)

Part 2 of my awesome visit to Kobe city in Japan. Read part 1 here. Aside from the various key areas I visited , I wanted to highlight several other really awesome attractions and experiences I had in Kobe. 二郎農園 Strawberry picking at Niro-Ichigo Farm  http://www.kobe-kanko-engei.jp/farm.php?id=13 神戸市北区有野町二郎(各地) I had my first and the most amazing ichigo picking experience at Niro-ichigo Farm. Each ...