• Itinerary,  Japan,  Travel,  Travel Tips

    Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa Prefecture

    I started my WESN Epic Hana Chase Across Japan 2018 at Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa Prefecture. This was where I could visit the Westernmost and Southernmost inhabited locations in Japan. I was not much of a beach person but Okinawa and Yaeyama Islands really changed my mind. They had the most gorgeous sea/beach/colours I’ve ever seen. I flew in from Haneda Airport on an ANA domestic flight directly to Ishigaki Island. On the way there, I saw the most interesting clouds ever from the plane, the clouds looked like milk! As the plane got closer to the Yaeyama Islands, I…

  • Taizanso Ryokan
    Japan,  Lodging,  Travel Tips

    Ling’s Japan Lodging Reviews List

    These are all my personal Japan lodging reviews based on the experiences I had at the time of my stays in Japan. It is likely your stay experience will differ from mine as my needs and requirements are different from…

  • WESN Epic Hana Chase
    Japan,  Travel

    My WESN Epic Hana Chase across Japan 2018

    My WESN Epic Hana Chase Across Japan 2018 started with a yearning in 2017 – of going on a long solo trip in Japan, longer than my usual 1.5-2 weeks holidays. At that time, I had been working for many…

  • Gion Nishikawa
    Food,  Japan

    Gion Nishikawa 2 Michelin Star Kyoto Dec 2016

    Photo video of a visit to Gion Nishikawa back in Dec 2016 with my friend, SY. We went for the middle priced Kaiseki Omakase dinner course at JPY17,820 (~SGD237.60 as the exchange rate was pretty high that year). Quite a…

  • Kashiwaya
    Food,  Japan

    Kashiwaya 3 Michelin Star Osaka Nov 2017

    I visited Kashiwaya for Kaiseki Lunch on the last leg of my solo Shikoku-Osaka Nov 2017 trip. Wanted to try a 3 Michelin Japanese Kaiseki Ryori to see what it was like since Kashiwaya was so highly regarded. Very beautifully…

  • Fujiya 1935
    Food,  Japan

    Fujiya 1935 2 Michelin Star Osaka Nov 2017

    Decided to create a video of my Lunch at Fujiya 1935 during a visit in Nov 2017. It’s quite a awhile ago and I don’t remember clearly enough to write a full review. I visited Fujiya 1935 on the last…

  • Cafe Kuriko Mont Blanc
    Food,  Singapore

    Cafe Kuriko Funan Mont Blanc Review

    After lunch at Sunook Kitchen Funan, Mum and I walked around Funan Mall and came across Cafe Kuriko Funan. I saw the video of a freshly made Mont Blanc at the entrance and decided we had to try it. It…

  • Food,  Singapore

    Kyoten Japanese Cuisine Tiong Baruh Review

    SY and I wanted to have a small celebration recently and were searching around for a place to try.  I decided to ask my friend, HC, who is also an avid Japan fan for her recommendation after seeing her many…