Travel Diary: My Ryokan Experience

Aside from shopping and eating, my favorite part about traveling is getting to  learn something new about a particular country’s traditions and customs, and immersing myself in their culture. I can’t quite explain it but it’s the most enriching experience ever. I return home feeling more confident, worldly and complete–knowing that I took part in something […]


Travel Diary: Nara’s Kofukuji and Todaiji

For those traveling around Japan’s Kyoto and Osaka, it’s worthwhile to make a short trip to nearby Nara which is located less than an hour away. It’s Japan’s first permanent capital so consequently, it takes pride in a bunch of historic treasures, including some of Japan’s greatest temples like Kofukuji and Todaiji. Both of which […]


Travel Diary: Universal Studios Japan

As I’ve mentioned, my sister is a huge Harry Potter fan. Our trip to Universal Studios Japan was really just for her to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Of course, she did her research well and she learned that during peak seasons it may be difficult to get into the attraction without a […]