In India almost every city has a village attached nearby and these villages have a charm of their own. I have made many trips to my village with my family and have loved ‘my roots’ each time more and more. It was heartening to see … Continue reading Shirakawago !
Abashiri lies on the eastern coast of Hokkaido and is famous for the Drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk i.e. the southernmost point of the northern hemisphere to see the drifting sea ice.The best way to do so is through the Aurora Sightseeing Boats … Continue reading Abashiri Drift Ice (Ryuhyo)
The 42nd Tokyo Motor Show was held from Dec 2- Dec 11 2011 at the Tokyo Big Sight venue.This event is held once every two years and this year’s theme was “Mobility can change the world”.We attended the show on 11th Dec and the crowd … Continue reading Tokyo Motor Show 2011
Sumo, the Japanese style of wrestling, is the national sport of Japan.In total,there are 6 Grand tournaments per year.While 3 are held in Tokyo,there’s one held each at Osaka,Nagoya and Kyushu.Recently we had been to the 1st day of the September Grand Sumo Tournament 2011, held at … Continue reading Grand Sumo Tournament Sept, 2011
Yosakoi is a traditional summer dance of Japan.The style is highly energetic combining traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music.This year while searching for the details of the Hanabi festival, I came to know about the Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi. This dance festival was being held … Continue reading Yosakoi Matsuri 2011
Every year on our anniversary we try to visit some new place.This year we couldn’t plan a proper trip because of the earthquake and the consequent trip made home.By the time we were back in Tokyo,we had almost missed the cherry blossom season.But some quick … Continue reading Mt.Fuji @ Lake Kawaguchiko
This time of the year,even while in India we all think of the historic dates Aug 6th n 9th and now being here in Japan itself at this time we had to visit Hiroshima.So,though we couldnt make it on the exact date,we started for a … Continue reading Universal Studios !
Back from our drift-ice sightseeing at Abashiri, we still had a full day to spare in Sapporo before our flight back to Tokyo. Since we had already spent the rest of the trip enjoying the Sapporo Snow Festival and the Otaru snow lamp festival apart … Continue reading Takino Snow World, Hokkaido
Recently I started writing for JapanTourist, “Japan’s fastest growing English-language tourist website” published by Metropolis, Japan’s No 1 English magazine. JapanTourist is quite a friendly platform for the contributors as well as the tourists looking for any information. Here we believe in the granular approach … Continue reading JapanTourist
Chocolates! The word itself is bliss! Sinful indulgence or not, chocolates are a friend for every mood! And those who love chocolates must have surely sometimes dreamt of swimming through the luscious chocolate rivers amidst chocolate-fruit bearing trees in the magical chocoland! Well then let … Continue reading Shiroi Koibito Park
On our way back from Shirakawago, we stopped to admire a historic black beauty – the Matsumoto Castle. Also known as the ‘Crow Castle’ for its black stony exteriors, the castle is iconic in being one of the only 4 castles to be designated as National Treasures. … Continue reading Matsumoto Castle, Nagano