Travel Diary: Osaka Castle

Finally back in Osaka after touring around Kyoto and Nara. We really intended to make this city our last stop so that we can enjoy a free and easy schedule. Compared to Kyoto, Osaka doesn’t have a lot of tourist spots–the most famous one is probably already Osaka Castle which is what you see below. […]


Travel Diary: Kinkakuji and Maruyama-Koen Park

I’m sure a lot of you know how much I love the color gold, so imagine my happiness when I saw an entire structure covered in gold! Presenting, Kyoto’s Kinkakuji–a Zen Buddhist temple covered in brilliant gold leaf. Originally, Kinkakuji was built in 1397 as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. It was only […]


Travel Diary: Arashiyama

At the western outskirts of Kyoto lies another touristy district called Arashiyama. It takes about 30 minutes to get here by train but it’s totally worth the long transit (when I say long, I mean by Japanese standards) especially during cherry blossom and fall seasons. A short walk to Arashiyama’s central landmark–the Togetsukyo Bridge, will […]


Modern Day Needs

Don’t you just hate it when you reach into your bag and it takes you forever to find your phone until you eventually mess up the contents of your bag? Cables get all tangled up and things start unraveling. I, for one, definitely know this story all too well. And I’m sure I’m not the […]


Travel Diary: Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha or Shrine is the most important shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Several locals visit Fushimi Inari to pray for prosperity for their businesses. Tourist, however, visit this shrine for its visual appeal. Personally, I think it’s one of Kyoto’s most beautiful sights. It’s hard not to be when […]


Set Me Up

Let’s take another break from my Japan travel diaries for a quick OOTD update. It was love at second sight when I saw this striped set from Mango. Yes, “second” because I saw the star print version of this set first and fell completely in love with it. Sadly, the store didn’t have the star […]


Travel Diary: Nijo Castle

The Nijo-jo or Nijo Castle is one of the few remaining castles in Japan that showcases traditional palace architecture of Japan’s feudal era. It’s definitely not as in-your-face flamboyant as European castles and possesses a more subtle kind of grandeur, but nevertheless, still worth a visit. The biggest difference I noticed between the two is […]


Ishibei Koji Lane

Whenever my sister and I travel together, we already have our designated roles. She prepares our itinerary, complete with photos and descriptions so that I can match my #OOTDs to the sceneries. And I, on the other hand, have to find ways on how to get to these places. This street known as the Ishibei-Koji […]


Bohemian Feels

Don’t worry, I haven’t finished my travel diaries from Japan just yet. We still have a long way to go so there’s definitely more sakura-filled photos and vermillion-colored temples coming your way. I just wanted to insert a few style posts every now and then so that you still get some much needed dose of fashion from yours […]


Travel Diary: Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-Dera

First stop on our Kyoto itinerary is Kiyomizu-dera, a Buddhist temple that is listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. When you go to the temple coming from the steep lanes of Higashimaya district, the first structure you’ll see isn’t the main hall just yet. Instead, you’ll be greeted by vermillion colored gates and […]