Travel Diary: Osaka, The Nation’s Kitchen

What better way to end my Japan travel series than with a post filled with the yummiest food we ate while in Osaka? Osaka is after all the “nation’s kitchen”–home of endless gastronomic choices of only the best beef and seafood. I must warn you though, you’ll surely be craving for some Japanese food by […]


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 […]