Monthly Archive: February, 2014

Lake Kawaguchi’s Music Forest Museum – Switzerland in Japan

Music Forest Museum at Lake Kawaguchi close by Mt. Fuji is quite surreal. With the snow among the roof of its European style buildings, this place feels like a city in Switzerland right… Continue reading

Winter with Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi

It is too bad that not many go to Mt. Fuji and the surrounding area during the winter. I went for a walk around Lake Kawaguchi to take pictures of Mt. Fuji and… Continue reading

Mizuno Hotel – A Hotel with a Stunning View of Mt. Fuji

I am writing this blog from Mizuno Hotel right now at Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi Prefecture. Lake Kawaguchi is one of the five lakes surrounding Mt. Fuji. Recently, there are so many ambivalent… Continue reading

Bar Zingaro – Murakami Takashi’s Hidden Place in Nakano Tokyo

Bar Zingaro is a cafe/bar owned by the world renowned Japanese artist, Murakami Takashi. Marakami Takashi is one of the main reasons that made me fall in love with Japanese culture. For those… Continue reading

Suzurankaban – Leather Atelier in the Heart of Sapporo Hokkaido

In the heart of Sapporo, among the heavy thick deep snow, is a hidden atelier specialising in leather bags called Suzurankaban.  Suzuran means the lily of the valley for the owner was born… Continue reading

Niseko Crab Dining Kanon – The Place to eat at Niseko Grand Hirafu

When people go to Hokkaido, they often think about the great seafood. Even in the mountains of the ski resort area of Grand Hirafu Niseko, one can find a great place to dine… Continue reading

Niseko Grand Hirafu – Ski Resort of Hokkaido

Niseko is one of the main ski destinations in Hokkaido, Japan. In Niseko alone, there are four ski areas and I was skiing at the Grand Hirafu area of Niseko. Grand Hirafu is… Continue reading

Otaru – Frozen Northern Beauty of Japan

I didn’t get to blog for nearly a week because I was in Hokkaido, the most northern prefecture of Japan.  Hokkaido is known for its cool flowery summer and its freezing snow-white winter.… Continue reading

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