The Adventures of Stan & Chia

The Adventures of Stan & Chia

Category: Travel

Day 16 –  Disneysea!

Day 16 – Disneysea!

Our visit to Disney Sea didn’t make us feel like it was our ‘happiest day on Earth.’ At least, for the first half of the day. It was our 16th day in Japan, so tension was running a bit high due to exhaustion and my […]

Day 15 – Disneyland!

Day 15 – Disneyland!

When I was a child, my mum told me that she would bring the entire family to Disneyland if we won the lottery. Well, that day never come- the lottery part that is. However, Stan and I did go to Disneyland, though winning the lottery […]

Day 14 – Asakusa/Skytree

Day 14 – Asakusa/Skytree

It was a cold and dreary morning when we returned to Tokyo from Nagoya. Stan’s camera battery simply ran out on our last day at Nagoya, hence there is no post for day 13. We spent that whole day just wondering around the shopping area. […]

Day 12 – Takayama

Day 12 – Takayama

You’d think we would learn our learn our lesson by now about long train rides and travel times and being prepared, Takayama is 3 hours away from Nagoya, nestled away in the mountains of the Gifu area and famous for a beautiful traditional ‘old town’ […]

Day 11 – Nagoya

Day 11 – Nagoya

Come and think of it, it is still kind of a mystery why Stan and I wanted to visit the Toyota museum in Nagoya. When we were planning our itinerary, we did plan to visit a planetarium or science museum but not the Toyota museum. […]

Day 10 – Nagoya

Day 10 – Nagoya

Stan and I bade goodbye to Osaka and headed off to Nagoya. The trip took almost half the day, so we did not do much exploring on that day. It was around 2 pm when we reached our hotel. Despite being exhausted from our trip, […]

Day 9 – Miyajima

Day 9 – Miyajima

Miyajima is famous for being one of the most picturesque places in Japan with its large torii gates and wild deer roaming the island. It’s one of my favourite places in Japan, quaint, quiet & peaceful and is a nice break from the hustle and bustle […]

Day 8 – Arima Onsen/Kobe

Day 8 – Arima Onsen/Kobe

Our obsession with long train trips and onsens continued and we decided to go on a day trip to visit Arima Onsen, just north of Kobe. We booked a day stay at a onsen including a 5 – 6 course lunch – including Sashimi, Kobe […]

Day 7 – Kyoto

Day 7 – Kyoto

Visiting Kyoto for just a one day trip was not enough for Stan and I, so we decided to pay another visit to the city. Also, it was an excuse for us to visit this restaurant called Kichi-Kichi for the chef’s famous omu-rice with demi-glace […]

Japan Day 6 – Nara

Japan Day 6 – Nara

Continuing our trip around Japan, this time we visited Nara, a place known for its giant temples and a haven for roaming deers. Ever the animal lover, Stan was pretty ecstatic of being up close to them. Among arriving at Nara station, we went to […]