Traveling to Japan is not complete until you tried their local foods, which is too many to try at one visit. So, this time I tried to compile my food experience in one post (which many of you has voted in my IG stories poll). PLEASE TAKE NOTE : Not every restaurants listed here is Halal Certified, but basically most of it is an beef, chicken, or vegetarian menu and some of it also only served beef/chicken menu.
After Kawaguchi-ko, Hakone is surely one of the most visited region to see the Mt. Fuji scenery and for this trip I chose to have a one day trip. After learning pretty much from my previous trip to Kawaguchi-ko, I tried to get more prepared for this trip (even though it is not as perfect as I expected it to be), I want to share a bit for you guys so you won’t make the same mistake as I heehee.
Hello wanderers! I came back as the spring wind blows, finally… So sorry not being able to write as much you requested, but this time I’m too excited as I recently just got back from my first spring trip to Tokyo. And lucky me, I was being able to see cherry blossom in its full blooming season! This year, cherry blossom in Tokyo was unusually blooming earlier than last year (it usually full bloomed in mid to late April), so this time I want to share every popular cherry blossom spots I visited, and the most favorite spot for me!
I was not planning to visit Kobe at first, but since we’re in Japan, we can not leave Kobe Wagyu Beef out of our list. So, here we are, chasing the Wagyu beef to its origin town (little bit crazy but I guess not for my family, since we’re a big meat lover). And we’re told that Steak Land was very famous for its teppanyaki, and always full reserved even before its open hours (11:00 AM-14:00 PM). Continue reading “JAPAN | Steak Land, Kobe + Ikuta Shrine”
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”
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”
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”
There are two famous places which have the best spots to see Mt. Fuji; Kawaguchiko and Hakone, and this time I chose Kawaguchiko to enjoy the Mt. Fuji views. And if you’re planning to go to Mt. Fuji area to see the famous Mt. Fuji’s peak, unfortunately, summer is the worst time to visit there because it mostly covered by fog (but summer is the perfect time to climb Mt. Fuji). Still, Kawaguchiko doesn’t only offers the view of Mt. Fuji, you can also enjoy the beauty of Kawaguchiko Lake, and also fully bloomed lavender field. Continue reading “KAWAGUCHIKO | Mt. Fuji in Summer”
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!”
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”