Soga Bessho Bairin

...or Soga Bessho Plum Grove. During my first year in Japan, I've mistakenly identified a plum flower as a sakura flower. Rookie mistake, but come on, they look almost identical. Joined a friend on a trip to small town in Odawara in Yamanashi Prefecture, roughly an hour of train ride…

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Nikko

I rarely leave Tokyo, and I'll can't say no to any opportunity that I'll take me out of the metropolis. A friend invited me for his trip, and I tagged along. We just wanna see some actual snow for the year. For now, I'll just drop photos taken during my…

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Gundam Unicorn, TWC Version.

The original RX-78-2 Yeah, naturally Japan built another huge robot; well a huge robot statue. For many years, the granddaddy of all Gundams: the RX-78-2 stood tall in Odaiba, Tokyo; attracting many Gundam lovers from all over the planet. In fact, it was one of the first item in my…

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Climbing Mt. Fuji

Stayed in Japan for almost 3 years AND not climbing the world famous Mt. Fuji is... unacceptable. A friend of mine invited me to follow his university club's yearly visit to Mt. Fuji. I said yes before he even finished his sentence. He was cool enough to set the dates…

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Poppy Hills in Saitama

I worked during the Golden Week, because it'd be crowded everywhere in Japan. Saved the holidays for some other time when it's less crowded. So on 1st June, I decided to get out of Tokyo to zone out looking at huge field of flowers. Total for 2 hours train ride…

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Totoro Cream Puffs

I've heard about a cafe that serves Totoro Cream Puffs for years, and it popped up on my instagram feed many times, but I just simply never had the chance to visit it due to.. reasons. Sigh, I'm a such crappy Totoro fan So, I finally had the chance to…

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