• 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…

  • Tsuru no Yu Outdoor Onsen
    Japan,  Travel Tips

    Let’s Onsen, Ling!

    I had my first Onsen experience in 2014 at Sheraton Grande Hotel in Miyazaki. By then I had already visited Japan a couple of times and thought it was time I try out Japan’s famous Onsen culture. I was quite…

  • Japan,  Travel Tips

    Should I drive in Japan, Ling?

    You’re wondering if you should drive in Japan for your next trip as you’ve visited Japan many times and/or want to explore outside the cities and off the beaten path. Before you drive in Japan, there are a couple of…

  • Japan,  Travel Tips

    Car rental in Japan, Ling?

    Now that you’re sure you want to do a road trip in Japan for your next holiday, how do you go about car rental in Japan?   Topics covered in this post: International Driving Permit Where to rent a vehicle?…