Desserts you must try in Japan!

Summer in Japan can get pretty hot and humid, but it's also a great excuse to stuff your face with cold, sweet Japanese desserts! If you're travelling to Japan during this time, here is a list of desserts to look out for to keep cool as you explore. Anmitsu This is a traditional Japanese dessert... Continue Reading →

My top 5 favourite Temples/Shrines in Kyoto

It's no secret that Kyoto is the centre of Japanese culture. The city was once the capital of Japan, and it's architecture clearly reflects this. With literally hundreds of Shrines and temples at every other street, it can get difficult to pick and choose which ones to go to (besides the obvious Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu... Continue Reading →

Day 23- last day

My dream-come-true holiday in Japan was finally coming to an end. Needless to say I was really upset that my trip was ending, but at least I had one final day before flying off later that night. I didn't really have much planned for the day since we had to be back and then leave... Continue Reading →

Day 22- Ikebukuro

Continuing on with the anime theme, we decided to go to Ikebukuro on day 22. Ikebukuro is home to the very famous Sunshine city which is a mall complex that literally has everything, from an aquarium to the world's biggest pokemon centre. Ikebukuro is a really huge place with multiple malls. Together with Akihabara, Ikebukuro is known... Continue Reading →

Day 21- Snow day

I had to squeeze in a day for snow, and day 21 was finally that day. My sister had never seen seen snow up till that day, and this was only my second trip where I've seen snow, my first being a trip to Europe when I was much younger. So yes, taking time to... Continue Reading →

Day 20- Ghibli museum

Day 20 was a really special day. One of the main reasons why I wanted to go to Tokyo after my university programme was because of the Ghibli museum. I'm actually not that big a fan of huge metropolitan cities (I also generally prefered Kyoto to Tokyo), but I had more than enough reasons to... Continue Reading →

Day 19- first day in Tokyo

Day 19 started way too early with my transportation to the airport picking me up at an ungodly hour (5am). Travelling alone can get really stressful without people reminding you to take your chargers or not over sleep, so I paid a bit extra to get direct transportation so that I didn't have to worry about... Continue Reading →

Day 18- Final day in Kyoto

Man, what a bittersweet day. My journey in Kyoto was coming to an end and this was the day I was going to "graduate" from Ritsumeikan. It was also the day we were going to present our skit in front of all the buddies, other classes and programme coordinators (no pressure). We spent our class... Continue Reading →

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