Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe Trip (part 5)

Continuing from Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe (part 4) …

On the last day in Osaka, our departure time for AirAsia X flight was after 11pm. We could still fill the day with sightseeing, yummy food and last minute shopping at Takashimaya Department Store in Namba  and Rinku Premium Outlet.

Founded in 211, Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine is the main Sumiyoshi […]

By |May 16th, 2013|Japan, Osaka|4 Comments

Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe Trip (part 4)

Continuing from Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe Trip (part 3) …
A day after Kobe trip, we took Hankyu Railway again out of Osaka to Kyoto, using the 2-day Hankyu Tourist Pass ( which costs ¥1,200 for unlimited train rides between Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto. En route to Kyoto, we stopped by Arashiyama, a scenic spot popularly known for cherry blossom […]

By |May 10th, 2013|Japan, Kyoto, Osaka|4 Comments

Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe Trip (part 3)

Continuing from Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe Trip (part 2)…

We started the day early with a trip to The Instant Ramen Museum in Ikeda, Osaka – the hometown of Momofuku Ando, founder of Nissin Food Products and Inventor of the world’s first instant ramen.

The museum exhibits the history gallery of chicken ramen, how instant noodles was invented in 1958, […]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Japan, kobe, Osaka|5 Comments

Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe Trip (part 2)

Continuing from Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe Trip (part 1)
Osaka Castle
Built in the 16th century, Osaka Castle is one of the main attractions in Osaka, famous in Japan. It is situated at the city centre, near Kansai International Airport, so we visited the castle on our first day of arrival in the morning before city sightseeing.

If only we were there […]

By |May 1st, 2013|Japan, Osaka|0 Comments

Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe Trip (part 1)

My first trip to Japan was to Okinawa last year. The warm welcome of the Japanese people, squeaky clean environment, interesting sights, food and shopping, and the list goes on. “Who doesn’t want to go Japan?!” My friends say. They have been talking about holidays in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Hokkaido, Kyushu… And I missed a trip […]

By |April 11th, 2013|Japan, Osaka|10 Comments

Kiyomizu-dera temple & Osaka Castle

This is another UNESCO World Heritage listed site in Japan – Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺, Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, literally means “Pure Water Temple”), one of the oldest Buddhist temple in Kyoto. (Contributor: Kelly)

The flamingly beautiful autumn leaves at Kiyomizudera.

Osaka breaking news: A mysterious sighting of a humongous “Spider-crab” making its way up the building…

… and a Singapore tourist had devoured one of those jumbo crab legs!

The magnificent Osaka Castle is one of Japan’s most famous castle popularly visited by thousands during […]

By |June 19th, 2008|Japan, Osaka|20 Comments