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Dotonbori Osaka

Dotonbori on a Weekday Night was no less happening! (Osaka Day 1 – Part 2)

Dotonbori is probably the most popular tourist attraction in South Osaka (Minami). I was there on a Monday night and was surprised at how happening the place was even after 9pm. Let me walk you through my experience wandering around Dotonbori (also known as Dotombori). For better continuity, you may want to check out what we did earlier, including how we …

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Kansai Airport Train Station

Day 1 Osaka Travelogue: From Singapore to Osaka (Plus First Night in Osaka)

Welcome to a new travelogue! This post will kick-start our 2-Week Osaka Trip where we spent Day 1 making our way from Singapore to Osaka, and then spent the rest of the night checking out Dotonbori. Enjoy our Japan story which will include lots of tips! If you just like a quick glimpse of our 15-day Osaka itinerary, check out the …

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Osaka Itinerary (Part 3): How we spent 5 Days in Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto

  Have you been waiting? Here’s Part 3 of my Osaka Itinerary where I spent the last 5 days of my two-week trip exploring Kobe, Kyoto and Osaka.   In this post, you’ll read about how we traveled from Tottori prefecture to Kobe City, did a Kobe City Walking Tour and then moved on to Osaka. At Osaka, we would do …

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What to buy in Japan

25 Things to Buy in Japan that are Affordable & Loved by Locals

  What do we buy in Japan? Today, I’m going to share 25 things to buy in Japan that appeal to both locals and tourists alike. Yes, we are going to skip the touristy souvenirs – those that are so steeply marked-up that locals would shun. So, come take a look and check out the practical and functional stuff that …

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Tottori Sand Dunes

20 Places near Osaka that are off the Tourists Map (Osaka Itinerary Part 2)

  Hey there, ready for Part 2 of my 2-Week Osaka Itinerary where I share unique ideas on what to do around Osaka? This post will bring you to fascinating places such as Tottori Sand Dunes, Uradome Coast and even “spooky” and cute manga-theme towns. I’m confident that by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be thinking about venturing …

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Ookini Osaka Hotel

7 Budget-Friendly Hotels in Osaka & Around That I’ve Stayed In (Review & Favorites)

Need ideas on where to stay in Osaka? Today, I’ll show you 7 budget-friendly hotels in Osaka (& around). These are hotels I’ve personally stayed in and are priced between S$80 to S$130 nett per night for 2 pax* (as at time of my booking). Hotels in Japan are known to be small and expensive. Hence, this price range is …

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Ki Castle Japan

2 Weeks Osaka Itinerary (Part 1): A Self-drive trip from Osaka to Kobe and Okayama

Hey, check out my 2 Weeks Osaka Itinerary which will offer you inspirations on places to visit in and around Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto. With the help of a rental car, you’ll see us venture out to cute manga-theme towns, dipped in public hot spring and made a dangerous attempt up a mountain. I also visited the best castle I’ve …

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Osaka Kansai Airport Limousine

Why Choose Osaka Airport Limousine Bus Over a Train for Osaka Airport Transfer?

  How do you get between Osaka Kansai Airport and Osaka City Centre? One way is to take the Osaka Airport Limousine Bus. Today, we’ll share how we made use of the bus to bring ourselves and our multiple pieces of heavy luggage from Osaka Station to Kansai Airport. Now, although we use this Osaka Airport Limousine Bus on our …

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Pretty ladies in Japan

I’m Missing Japan Badly. Here’re 11 Things I Love About Japan and I know you would too!

I’m missing Japan badly and want to share with you 11 things I love about Japan. Do you want to make a guess what they are? Why am I planning a revisit to the land of the rising sun even though I’ve been there four times already? Did you say Kawaii stuff? Indeed, Japan is known for its “cute” culture. …

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Kansai Airport Station

How to get from Osaka Kansai Airport to Osaka City by Train? Review of YOKOSO Pass

  Hey guys, today I want to share with you one cheap and fast way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport to Osaka City? If you are planning a trip to Osaka soon, read on as this YOKOSO ticket will help shave a big sum off your transport costs in Osaka, I promise! I’ll first share with you the various options …

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