Category: TRAVEL

Mount Komagatake and Lake Onuma at Onuma Park

Onuma: Taking a Breather from Hakodate

Wifey and I walk a lot on our travels in Japan. While most of the walking is done within the cities we visit, every now and then, we take a side trip out to experience the surrounding area. Onuma was one such side trip we took when we visited Hakodate in...

Furano Melon

Furano in Summer: Where Melons Rock

Furano is synonymous with its lavender fields and this is definitely the key reason which draws visitors to the area. One other famous product of Furano is the Furano melon. When we visited Farm Tomita in summer, we took the chance to drop by the Tomita Melon House (TMH). TMH was fairly easy to...

Lavender Bloom in Summer

Furano in Summer: Where Flowers Abound

Furano in Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture is a popular tourist destination. It is famous for its gorgeous blooms in summer. I am a flower lover, so a visit to Furano was a MUST-DO when we were on holiday in Hokkaido this summer. Getting to Furano Our plan was to take the Furano...

SJ50 Matsuri

For the first time, there was a considerably extensive matsuri (loosely translated as festival) celebrations in Singapore so of course, we had to attend. Even if it meant forsaking our cosy bed on a Sunday morning. The “SJ50 Matsuri” was a 2-day event to celebrate 50 years of Singapore-Japan friendship. Besides Japanese food and drinks, the...

Into Moonmin Valley: Moonmin Bakery & Cafe

I’ve a weakness for all things cute so it is a wonder we did not visit the Moonmin Bakery & Cafe until our fourth trip to Tokyo, Japan. Prior to our trip, I read that the place is a favourite with locals so queuing is inevitable. Luckily we went on a weekday morning and...