Osaka Has More Than You Can Imagine For Your Holidays

Posted on 19 September 2018 (0)

Osaka, which is the largest city in Japan after the capital city Tokyo, had us lost. Not because of any reason that the city is terrible, but the plethora of different things to do had us being spoilt for choice. We did not know whether to start with the sprawling castle first or dine at the amazingly charming restaurants in the city.    This is such a beautiful city but it can also be considered very fast-paced and crowded.  There can be a lot of traffic and there’s always accidents of many kinds.  A friend back in the states, who runs a team of Clearwater car accident lawyers, is always talking about the risk of accidents in the midst of all the tourism.  She always says to be careful and keep your distance.  Naturally, that is the mindset and perspective she comes from but she is most certainly right to be cautious and careful.  Nevertheless, we guarantee you that you will have the time of your lives if you decide to spend the vacation in Osaka.

Things to see/do in Osaka

  • Visit the Kaiyukan Aquarium

This place must be on the list of every traveler to the city. It is not wrong to call this one of the best aquariums not only in the country but the world. This aquarium boasts more than 35000 animals which are divided among some exhibits. Do notice the relaxed movement of the fishes through the natural environment that is built there. Also, who knows? Maybe one can finally find the memo here!

Our next stop was the Minoo National Park, which took us from the hustle and bustle of the urban space. One can also catch the glance of the beautiful buildings along with the massive amount of maple leaves dotted along the banks of a calm river. When here, do make sure that you eat a fried maple leaf, especially from one of the vendors who will continuously be trudging along the path of the national park.

  • Hozenji Temple

Although this could be one of the tiniest temples in the country, it can also be where you will remember the most. In the middle of the concrete and neon jungle, this is the best place for you to find calmness and peace. The constant sound of the prayers and ringing bells will fill up your mind with the holy power that will only keep you locked inside the compound of the temple. Nevertheless, this place promises calm and tranquility.

Osaka is a destination in the country that must not be missed. We suggest you spend at least a week here and catch a glimpse of every corner of what this city has to offer.

Come Explore The Wonder Of Sendai

Posted on 18 October 2018 (0)

Sendai is one of the largest cities in Japan, with almost one million inhabitants. This place has rich historical and cultural background as it has existed since the 1600s. So we found it fitting to visit the resting place of the late feudal lord, known as Zuihoden and the experience was surreal. It is a very peaceful place, with the walkways surrounded by giant cedar trees, stone statues that depict the Momoyama cultural traditions.

Our experience

Well, after all that history, it was time for some whiskey. Wow, that’s poetic. The place I am talking about is the Miyagikyo Distillery which is the home of Nikka Whiskey, which is popularly called the father of whiskey. The 45 min tour was short but educating, and the sampling at the end was just beautiful.

You can’t be in this place and not taste the Gyutan, beef tongue. It is something which the tourists look for as soon as they land in here. It is the most famous dish, and we decided to have it in one of the well-known restaurants in the city, the Riyku Restaurant. Though psychologically I was feeling a bit anxious about eating “tongue,” but after the first bite, the road was smooth and very delicious. I now know why this dish is on everybody’s lips because it’s impressive.

It takes about 75 minutes to complete an entire loop of the city in a single shot. It is a fantastic experience which is not to be missed at any cost. Besides, it is the easiest and the economical way to get around.

After a long day of travel, who doesn’t want to relax and what better place than the Sakan Onsen. It is the most famous Onsen in Japan. Moreover, Sakan also offers traditional Ryokan where you can sleep along with the natural hot springs bath. Besides all this, this place offers much more, and though it is often overlooked, it is a great city to visit as it provides once in a lifetime experience and is worth every penny.

Sapporo, One Of The Most Underrated Destinations In Japan

Posted on 08 October 2018 (0)

Sapporo is also one of the largest cities in Japan thanks to its high population density and the biggest town on the Hokkaido Island of northern Japan.

Sapporo was also the host of the 1972 Olympics, which was the first of its kind to be held in Asia. The Snow Festival in Sapporo, which is held every year, draws more than 3 million foreign tourists.

Being in Sapporo, we can assure you that you won’t feel being far from cities like New York, Dubai or London. All these are thanks to the fantastic nightlife, out of the world café and tons and tons of stuff tempting to be shopped. Most of the tourists, just like us, reside in this city as a transit when they are on their way to the Hokkaido Mountains or perhaps, the hot springs, but do note that this place has enough to keep you engaged for weeks together. During the annual Snow Festival, the population of the city almost increases by two-fold. This is something; we wrongly suggest not missing out on. The festival brings in artists from various countries across the world that creates intricate works of art from ice and snow. The main focus of the festival is the Odori Koen. Since it is almost a winter capital/hub of the country, it is known for its ski resorts and also the chocolate and a brewery.

Places to visit

  • Okurayama Jump Stadium
  • Sapporo Beer Museum
  • Odori- Koen
  • Kaitaku- Mura
  • Odori Koen
  • Kaitaku-Mura
  • Moerenuma- Koen
  • Hokkaido Museum
  • Hokkaido Ainu Center
  • Sapporo TV Tower

Places to eat

  • Menya Saimi
  • Kani-Honke
  • Ramen Yokocho
  • Kohi Hausu
  • Yozora-No-Jingisukan
  • Sushi- No- Uo- Masa
  • Daruma
  • Milk Mura
  • Saera
  • Nijo Ichiba

Places to stay at

  • Sappolodge
  • Sapporo International Youth Hostel
  • Untapped Hostel
  • Cross Hotel Sapporo
  • Marks Inn Sapporo
  • JR Tower Nikko Sapporo
  • Nakamuraya Ryokan
  • Capsule Inn Sapporo
  • Sapporo Grand Hotel
  • Jimmyz Backpackers

The Evergreen Destination Of WA

Posted on 29 September 2018 (0)

Australia is one of the best tourist destinations of all times. But not many of these visitors take a trip to Perth. Trust me, and it is a beautiful destination to experience. It has everything that a tourist would like to see during his trip. One can relax and visit cultural heritage site.

Places to visit

The city has a golden history. It was founded by Captain James Stirling of the Royal Navy in 1829 and became the center for gold rush during that time. Now, it is the mining hub of the continent now.  This decorative edge of Australia is very quiet and superb for spending alone time on the beach under the sun. The Cottesloe Beach is undoubtedly lovely. White sand and clear ocean water are something worth experiencing. And if you have a glass of local wine or beer in your hand, that’ll make your day. After the beach experience, you can head towards the Rotto Island and have fun with the underwater life by diving into the beautiful blue water. Rotto has many museums for the history lovers. Fun fact – Rotto was a prison colony in the earlier times.

King’s park in Perth has unique biodiversity, and as the name suggests, it is the world’s largest inner-city park. A 750-year-old baobab tree stands as the pride of the park along with the local flora. Many public education programs take place here too. The Swan River is one of the beauties that can be admired from the park. Have you ever heard of a historic building turning into a marketplace? Fremantle is one such place. It offers live entertainment along with some grocery shopping as well as other retail items.

Perth is considered to be overdeveloped for the population it has, and thus one can enjoy the calm and peaceful environment. Bell Tower, Perth Zoo and the Aquarium of Western Australia are some of the other worth visiting spots. Now that I am back from the trip, all I feel like doing is packing my bags and go back again! Perth is a ‘teeny-weeny’ package in itself.

Unique Suburban Attractions In Port Chester, New York

Posted on 06 June 2018 (0)

New York has several suburban towns and Port Chester is one of them. Not only is it attractive for many for the affordable rents as well as a bustling downtown, Port Chester have several other features on offer. This region will give you the flavor of being a New Yorker and as a visitor to this region you will get to experience certain unique attractions that are not found in the large bustling cities.

If you wish to visit this quaint town, all you need to do is take a train ride from Grand Central, in the northerly direction. Port Chester is located in the Westchester County Village and it would make you feel as if you are in a Brooklyn neighborhood.  While many millenials are moving here to get more value for their money when it comes to living and rental costs, visitors to this town can find much to do and see around.

The Capitol Theater that was built here in 1926 has been reopened in 2012 and several big shows are now held here regularly, from the Pixies to Father John Misty or Bob Dylan. Those who love the bars, brunch offerings at the different resorts will find several choices here. You could try eateries like Tarry Lodge by Mario Batali, find a chili cheese dog to savor at the Hubba’s which has transformed from a mere hole in the wall to a well known place.

This town might have been sleeping before and the small town charm of the Westchester County will surely woo you.

There are several places of tourist attraction here such as Friends of Crawford Park, which is a green oasis, complete with a picnic pavilion as well as a play area. Abendroth Park as well as Byram Park is other community spaces to visit here. At the Byram Park you will find a freshwater beach complete with a boat marina, swimming pool, and picnic shelters and ready to use BBQ grills.

Enjoy the parks and picnic areas as well as eateries and theatre shows when you are at Port Chester.