Accommodation prices on Miyajima are well known to be unforgiving, so are ryokans. Introducing my proud affordable find, Sakuraya Ryokan. The location was SOOOO good. It was 5min walk from the ferry dock and 10min walk to the alluring Itsukushima Jinja 厳島神社, 宮島. Cannot be happier.
Their food was lavishing stuff, but the price was not. JPY1500 for scallop sashimi + seafood shabu shabu set! Amazing local seafood specialty restaurant in this sleepy town famed for scallop and sea urchin. Sexy Japanese food alert!
It’s one of the most photographed places in Japan. Is this place worth the hype? If I miss hanging around with a massive crowd, this infamous Japanese lavender wonderland is totally the fix. Farm Tomita of Furano! Lavender & flower fields galore.
I had been eyeing Japanese knives since my first visit. So glad that I finally took the plunge and can finally call some of their ‘artwork’ my own. This little store was a TOTAL gem. As a cooking enthusiast, this store visit is an orgasmic must do in Kyoto.
I don’t understand why this place got categorised as a hostel. I mean, just look at it. The place was over 100 years old. The facilities and ambiance was excellent. Plain hardcore value for money!
I love tiny places 😀 I found this little home style store via reading a Japanese local paper. So glad that I persevered and found this place.
These cuddly, fluffy things are real and all naturally found in Akan Lake of Hokkaido, Japan! They looked soooo squishy 😀 They’re alive! Well, a spiritual moss ball?
This is a JR seasonal train. It only operates in July to September. Book in advance is essential.
I have passed my 50th post on Japan, but still has not written anything about my favourite business hotel chain. My #1 is Super Hotel, business hotel chain. Many branches have mini-onsens and are located near the train stations. Double bed rooms starts at JPY5,500! They have special rates for 30 days+ stays. (all love from me)