Sample Central Eastern Hokkaido Autumn Self-Drive Itinerary

Begin your drive from Sapporo to visit breathtaking autumn viewing spots around the central and eastern regions of Hokkaido. For a more detailed itinerary, check out my personalised travel planning service. Available for those residing in Singapore.

Sample South Hokkaido Autumn Self-Drive Itinerary

Set off from Hakodate to explore the autumn beauty of southern Hokkaido. For a more detailed itinerary, check out my personalised travel planning service. Available for those residing in Singapore. 

Sample Hokkaido Autumn Itinerary

This itinerary is suitable for traveling using public transport like trains and buses. For help in travel planning, do drop me a message if you’re residing in Singapore.

Day 8, Mon 11 Dec – Tsukiji, Odaiba, Shiodome

Tsukiji Fish Market Really excited to visit Tsukiji Fish Market again. It’ll most probably be the last before it moves to Toyosu. I took special care to research thoroughly so we could try all the famous stalls and perhaps explore the inner market. Thinking it was a Monday and it won’t be crowded, we were…

Day 7, Sun 10 Dec – Kichijoji

Thanks to Ghibli Museum, I got to explore Kichijoji, a vibrant neighbourhood just 15 mins train ride from Shibuya. The place and its surrounds have so much to offer that one day wasn’t enough. We could only cover Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Inokashira Park, Ghibli Studio and a fraction of Kichijoji town centre. Edo-Tokyo…

3 Favourite Tickets

Admission tickets make great mementos, especially the ones from Japan. During my trips, I’ll keep them well and upon return, place them into albums. My 3 favourites so far: 1. Kokoen Garden and Himeji Castle combined ticket from my visit in Dec 2015 2. Kushiro Japanese Crane Reserve from my Hokkaido trip in Dec 2016…

3 Favourite Mascots

In my recent travels to Japan, I’ve come across countless mascots or yuru-kyara representing everything from castles to shopping malls to lakes. Some are simply adorable while others look downright weird. Regardless of their appearance, they make excellent mementos. Here are 3 of my favourite yuru-kyara: Representing Himeji City, Shiromaruhime’s trademark is her Himeji castle…

3 Great Finds @ Tokyo Station

1. 諸国ご当地プラザ – Souvenirs From My Trip Located at B1F right below McDonald’s, Shokoku Gotochi Plaza is a shop well-stocked with famous snacks from all over Japan. My favourite buy was a box of luxury matcha limited onsen edition KitKat.  It was the best matcha KitKat I’ve eaten, better than the Kyoto Uji Matcha one. This…

Why I Visit A Bookstore In Japan

Magazines! Not for content or pictures but for the freebies. I usually go for the monthly ones that cost not more than 1,000 yen. They normally come bundled with bags, wallets, pouches, accessories, beauty products and other knick-knacks. Besides using these items myself, they also make great gifts. There are also magazines priced between 1,000…

3 Tokyo Depachika You Can Eat In

Known for variety and quality, depachika (departmental store basement) is an ideal place to sample Japanese cuisine. It is also home to famous confectionery outlets, so you can purchase all your omiyage under one roof. The biggest disadvantage however is most do not have seating areas for you to enjoy your takeaway food. Well, here…