Posts in "Travels"

13Aug 11

If there’s one place I haven’t visited, it’s Hong Kong. I’ve heard about how great the food and shopping is and how there’s heaps to do. Well, I finally bit the bullet and made a short trip there during my time off in between jobs. continue reading..

04Aug 11

It’s been a week since I came back from my trip to Hong Kong and I’ve finally managed to sort out my stash and take some photos. Thanks to a personal run-through from Shuan of his great Hong Kong Toy Shopping guide. Toy shopping was a breeze and I managed to score some nice items. continue reading..

18Jul 11

Dazaifu is a small quiet city on the outskirts of Fukuoka. The city was once the capital of Kyushu island and is home to some old temples and shrines. continue reading..

11Jul 11

Fukuoka is the largest Japanese city in their west. Not many would think of visiting the city as compared to Tokyo or Osaka, but it’s a beautiful place and close to other sites on Kyushu. continue reading..

29Jun 11

When in Osaka, a great place to visit is the Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan). It’s one of the few ‘world class’ aquariums. They even have a whale shark there! I know it’s cruel, but since it’s there, have a look!  continue reading..

24Jun 11

Like Tokyo, Osaka has it’s own popular theme park, Universal Studios. And it’s heaps of fun! continue reading..

20Jun 11

We arrived in Osaka after a week in Kyoto. We planned to stay for a week checking out the shopping, eating and other sights in Osaka. Osaka is a city buzzing with activity. And apart from the shopping and sight seeing to Universal Studios and the Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) we ate heaps! continue reading..

17Jun 11

Hiroshima is most popularly known for the atomic bombing on 6 August 1945. But the city also offers many other locations for sightseeing. We took a day trip to Hiroshima from Kyoto, with the shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) ride only taking about 1 hr 45 mins. Of course this depends on which train and the timing of the train. continue reading..

08Jun 11

Fukuoka is a great city, but not for toy shopping. There aren’t any popular toy shops that I could find except for Mandarake. Can always trust them to be around. continue reading..

06Jun 11

Osaka’s Den-Den Town is comparable to Tokyo’s Akihabara where electronic and toy shops line the streets. Though I feel Tokyo’s Akihabara has a better edge and more variety of toy shops. continue reading..