Embarking on three distinct journeys to the Land of the Rising Sun has been a tapestry of emotions and cherished moments. Join me as I recount our adventures in Japan, seen through the lens of my heart, from the romantic escapades with the one who holds my heart to the heartwarming family vacations.
List of Japan Cities Visited:
List of Japan Hotels Stayed:
- Mercure Tokyu Stay Osaka Namba (Osaka)
List of Places of Interest toured:
- Todaiji Temple in Nara
- Deer Park in Nara
- Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka
- Osaka Castle
- Tempozan Harbor Village in Osaka
- Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAU
- Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel
- Osaka Bay Cruise Santa Maria
- Hōzenji Temple in Osaka
- Dotonbori in Osaka
- Universal Citywalk Osaka
- Universal Studio Japan
List of Shopping Streets, Market, Malls Visited in Japan:
- Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street in Osaka
- Tenjinbashisuji shopping (Longest Japan Shopping Street) in Osaka
- Kyoto Nishiki Market (Japan 400 Year Old Kitchen) in Kyoto
- Shinsekai Market in Osaka
- Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho/Tempozan Marketplace in Osaka
List of Japan Food Tasted:
- Kura Sushi Shinsekai Tsutenkaku in Osaka
List of Japan Sweets Tasted:
List of Products Bought in Japan:
List of Transport mode transited in Japan:
- Nankai-Limited Express Rapi:t Alpha 14
Toll Limited Express Nankai-Namba
- Nankai-Limited Express Rapi:t Alpha 14
List of Train Station boarded in Japan:
- Kintetsu-Nara Station
List of Ticket Office to buy.. Tickets
- Nankai Kansai-Airport Station Ticket Office (to redeem Nankai “Rapi:t Alpha” Tickets)
- Namba Station (to buy Osaka Amazing Pass)
Trip #1: A Romantic Rendezvous. Cherry Blossoms and Whispers of Love – Our First Taste of Japan
Duration: 9 Days & 8 Nights in April, Spring season
Number of people travelling: 2 – Myself and my then-girlfriend (current wife)
Total budget: S$ ?
In April 2016, we ventured to Japan, enticed by the promise of cherry blossoms in full bloom. Hand in hand, we strolled through the historic streets of Kyoto and immersed ourselves in the bustling alleys of Tokyo. This section will delve into the serene moments shared under Sakura trees, the delectable cuisine, and the hidden gems we discovered together.
Leaving from Hotel to Narita Airport by Airport Limousine Bus!
Our final shopping at Narita Airport!
Our return flight on Singapore Airlines!
This concludes our first Japan trip !
Trip #2: A Family Affair. One Unforgettable Journey – Bonding in Japan
The following year, our adventure took a heartwarming turn. Joined by my mum and sister, we embarked on a journey that would forever bond us as a family. From the iconic sights of Osaka Castle to the tranquil gardens of Nara, we witnessed Japan’s beauty through the eyes of each generation. This blog post will highlight the shared laughter, the cultural exchange, and the special moments that defined this trip.
Trip #3: A Wholesome Family Expedition. Little Explorers in the Land of the Rising Sun – Our Kids’ First Japanese Adventure
Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights in February, Winter season
Number of people travelling: 2 – Myself and my wife, our 3 year old boy, 1 year old daughter and my father-in-law
Fast forward to [Year], where Japan welcomed not only my wife and me but also our little ones – a 3-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl. This family vacation brought an entirely new perspective to our travels. From the enchanting world of Disneyland Tokyo to the peaceful retreats of Hakone, we navigated the wonders of Japan with our wide-eyed explorers. This blog post will showcase the challenges and joys of traveling with young children, as well as the indelible memories we created as a family.
These three journeys through Japan have enriched my life in ways I could have never imagined. Each trip offered a unique tapestry of experiences, from the tender moments shared with a partner to the heartwarming adventures with family. Japan, with its rich culture and diverse landscapes, has become a cherished part of my story, inviting me to return time and time again, weaving new memories into its vibrant fabric.