Himakajima Island: The Octopus Island

November 30, 2017

During the middle of October 2017, we joined a day tour bus to Himakajima, the Octopus Island. Himakajima is one of the three islands in Mikawa Bay, together with Shinojima and Sakushima. Before heading to the main tour, we had stops of course. We’ve been to pottery village and cat alley in Tokoname, Aichi before riding a boat cruise to Himakajima to have our lunch and some spare time to stroll the island. Himakajima is famous for its excellent seafood…

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Ise-Shima: Ise Jingu (Naiku) & Oharai-machi

The Inner Ise Shrine is one of the most visited and one of the sacred shrines in Japan. Among locals, this place together the Outer Ise Shrine (Geku), is also popular to foreigners. Once you cross the famous Uji bridge, you will be greeted…

November 25, 2017

Ise-Shima: Ama Hut Experience

When in Ise-Shima, all you can think of is beautiful scenery and of course SEAFOODS! (And now I am drooling with that Ise ebi! Oh! I soooo love seafood!) So before going home, we didn’t let pass the opportunity of experiencing the Ama hut…

November 21, 2017

Ise-Shima: View of Ago Bay & Shima Mediterranean Village

Shima Mediterranean Village Shima Mediterranean Village is a Mediterranean-themed resort complex that offers accommodation, restaurants, cafes and shops. You can also just visit the place for a day tour for 500JPY which we did. The place is inspired by the streets of Spanish regions…

November 15, 2017
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Ise-Shima: A 2-Day Itinerary Ala Jenponix

Ise-Shima region refers to areas in Mie prefectures which include the cities of Ise, Toba, Shima, and parts of the town of Minami-Ise. This region of Japan is popular not only to locals but also to foreigners. This was where the 42nd G7 summit…

November 7, 2017

Tottori: Sand Dunes & Sand Museum

TOTTORI SAND DUNES Here you go! Caution: Heavy-loaded picture post…┬áThe most awaited post about Tottori. The Tottori sand dunes is my sole reason in going to Tottori. It was still raining on my second day but fortunately, it was not that raining hard that…

October 30, 2017

Tottori: Warabe-kan Children’s Song and Toy Museum

On the second day of my Tottori trip, since I have much time before the next bus to Tottori sand dunes, I decided to go to the nearest recommended place in Tottori station. Went to Warabe-kan Children’s Song and Toy museum. When I get…

October 25, 2017

Tottori: Kannon-in Temple & Garden

After I visited the Jinpukaku mansion, my next destination will be Kannon-in temple before checking-in in Drop Inn Tottori. Kannon-in temple is a temple of the Tendai Sect of Japanese Buddhism. It was constructed by the ruling Ikeda clan during the Edo period. The…

October 21, 2017

Tottori: Jinpukaku Mansion

For my first rainy day in Tottori, I went to Jinpukaku mansion. Jinpukaku is a Western-style French Renaissance style residence of the Ikeda clan during the Edo period. During the Meiji period, the place was one of the affected areas of the modernization policies…

October 17, 2017
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Tottori: A 2-Day Itinerary Ala Jenponix

Last month, I had the sudden urge to go somewhere. Having straight two days off, I went to where is the Japan’s largest sand dunes, Tottori sand dunes. So I pack my things and off I go to Tottori city via the fastest train…

October 12, 2017