The Adventures of Stan & Chia

The Adventures of Stan & Chia

Tag: Japan

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 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 3 – Kinosaki Onsen – Osaka

Japan Day 3 – Kinosaki Onsen – Osaka

Crab is on the menu again? That was my initial thought when Stan and I were led into a separate room for our breakfast. The first food item we saw was a bowl of steamy, hot soup with half a crab inside. As I gave a […]

Japan Day 2 – Kinosaki Onsen

Japan Day 2 – Kinosaki Onsen

Travelling far distances with luggage is never fun, you get tired, exhausted and staircases become your worst nightmare and natural enemy. We travelled from Tokyo to Kinosaki Onsen to stay at a ryokan for one night and we never knew it could be so far. Armed […]

Japan Day 1 – Tokyo

Japan Day 1 – Tokyo

Obi-Wan Kenobi and I share the same distaste for flying. Sure, an X-wing is different from a commercial airline, but I bet we were both suffering the same symptoms of being in the air- turbulence and motion sickness. Not to mention the germaphobe in me […]