Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ivy's Travel: Summer in Japan Diary {Part VI}


Previous posts on Summer in Japan Diary Part V, click here.

DAY 7 - ASAKUSA - DAIKOKUYA TEMPURA - TOKYO STATION - SHAKE SHACK - MUTEKIYA RAMEN

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ivy's Travel: Summer in Japan Diary {Part V}


Previous posts on Summer in Japan Diary Part IV can be read here. (click on link).

DAY 6 - TSUKIJI FISH MARKET - GINZA - GYUKAKU MOTOMURA - HARAJUKU GYOZA LOU - GOOD TOWN DOUGHNUTS - KABUKICHO SHINJUKU - MATSUYA

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ivy's Travel: Summer in Japan Diary {Part IV}


Previous posts on Summer in Japan Diary Part I, Part IIPart III can be read here. (click on link).

DAY 5 - FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE - SHINKANSEN KYOTO TO TOKYO - JR KYUSHU BLOSSOM SHINJUKU HOTEL - MAISEN TONKATSU - MAGNOLIA BAKERY - SHIBUYA

Since we don't have much time in Kyoto, we have to choose between either Arashiyama Bamboo Forest or Fushimi Inari. We ended going to Fushimi Inari with reasons that it is closer so we can spend more time exploring the place rather than rushing back and forth Arashiyama.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Ivy's Travel: Summer in Japan Diary {Part III}

Summer in Japan Diary Part I can be read here.
Summer in Japan Diary Part II can be read here.
 
DAY 3 - UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN - KAITEN BELT SUSHI DOTONBURI - DARUMA KUSHIKATSU 

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ivy's Travel: Summer in Japan Diary {Part II}

Previous post of Summer in Japan Diary {Part I} can be read here

DAY 2 - HOZENJI YOKOCHO - KUROMON MARKET - AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN - SHINSEKAI - TSUKENKAKU TOWER - TENJIMBASHISUJI SHOPPING STREET - YAYOIKEN - MIZUNO OKONOMIYAKI - EBIBASHISUJI

HOZENJI YOKOCHO
5 mins walk from Namba Station exit 14

Hozenji Yokocho is one of my personal favorite. The temple with quaint narrow alley located at the busy Minami area take you back to the olden days of Osaka. Can't believe this place located just few blocks away from the vibrant Dotonburi. You can really feel the strong Japanese culture in this place. Rows of small authentic Japanese restaurants are along the alley. We went here early morning before our trip to Kuromon market so the shops are all closed, they only open around late afternoon and sadly we didn't have time to come back later that day, even though our hotel just 10 minutes walk away. Seriously, we loved how Cross Hotel is so conveniently located. The famous Hozenji Sanpei Okonomiyaki and Daruma Kushikatsu can also be found here.