JAPAN | HALAL Restaurant Yoshiya, Arashiyama

Looking for halal restaurants in Japan is quite difficult, especially if we want to try an authentic Japanese cuisine. It is better for you first, to research for halal restaurants that are in line with your tourist destinations. And I just found about Yoshiya while searching for a halal Japanese cuisine restaurant near Arashiyama, and even better, this restaurant already acquired a Halal Certificate by Kyoto Halal Council. Continue reading “JAPAN | HALAL Restaurant Yoshiya, Arashiyama”

JAPAN | Arashiyama, Kyoto

Arashiyama is one of my favorite destination in Kyoto. Unlike Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama is the perfect place to have a nice, quiet, and healing time after you visit other busy and crowded places. Every nook in Arashiyama, including houses, shops, pleased my eyes so much that makes me almost considered to live here someday (hehe). Continue reading “JAPAN | Arashiyama, Kyoto”

JAPAN | Fushimi Inari Shrine + Street Food Galore

Fushimi Inari Shrine is currently the most popular tourism spot in Kyoto, and I can guarantee you that every tourist who visit Kyoto, will add Fushimi Inari Shrine on their to-visit-list. To get here, you can just take JR Nara Line in Kyoto Station, and alight at JR Inari Station. Fushimi Inari Shrine main gate is just 5 minute walk from the station. Continue reading “JAPAN | Fushimi Inari Shrine + Street Food Galore”

JAPAN | Matcha Galore!

Who does not love Matcha? Well, about the last 5 years Matcha is really ‘in’ in Indonesia, and if you go to Japan, surely you should not miss anything about Matcha in its origin country right? I, myself, am a big fan of any food or drinks in green (call it pesto in Italian food, and of course: MATCHA!). Well, in Japan you will easily find products with Matcha as a basic ingredient, from street snacks, mini market or restaurants. And this is my 5 most favorite Matcha Dessert and Drinks I’ve found in Japan! Continue reading “JAPAN | Matcha Galore!”

JAPAN | Transportation Guide

The first thing I heard most about Japan, especially Tokyo, is a fairly complicated mode of public transportation, especially when compared to our habits, who rely more on Uber or GO-Jek. For my first time solo traveling to Japan, I was quite find it difficult to understanding the transportation line which is actually very well integrated in Japan. Aside from easiness to reach any place, tourist destinations also very well informed in each mode of transportation. On this occasion, I want to help you a little bit, so you will no longer be worried or confused to use public transportation in Japan. Well, it would not hurt to prepare a little more knowledge about Japan’s public transportation to avoid over budgeting and save more travel time to destinations we want, right? Continue reading “JAPAN | Transportation Guide”