Attractions

Exploring Deoksugung (덕수궁) Neighborhood
Exploring Deoksugung (덕수궁) Neighborhood

Exploring Deoksugung (덕수궁) Neighborhood

  Many visitors think that it’s good enough to just visit Gyeongbokgung (‘gung’ means palace), the largest of the five Joseon royal palaces in Seoul. While the palaces may seem similar, they each have their own charm and history. I…

Forest of Warmth (Nukumori Forest), A Fantasy Village for Ghibli Fans
Forest of Warmth (Nukumori Forest), A Fantasy Village for Ghibli Fans

Forest of Warmth (Nukumori Forest), A Fantasy Village for Ghibli Fans

I chanced upon this charming little Ghibli-like village in Hamamatsu while I was looking for an interesting stopover between Kyoto and Hakone during my September 2017 Japan Trip. Nukumori no Mori (which means Forest of Warmth) is a small village…

Real-Life Satsuki and Mei’s House from My Neighbor Totoro
Real-Life Satsuki and Mei’s House from My Neighbor Totoro

Real-Life Satsuki and Mei’s House from My Neighbor Totoro

Many Studio Ghibli fans are excited about the new Ghibli Park which will open in Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park (愛・地球博記念公園) come 2022. But do you know that there is already a real-life version of the house from My Neighbor…

My First Day in a Campervan – Japan September 2017 Trip (Day 2)
My First Day in a Campervan – Japan September 2017 Trip (Day 2)

My First Day in a Campervan – Japan September 2017 Trip (Day 2)

After talking for months about traveling by campervan, I finally got the chance to do it during my recent Japan trip. And what an adventure it was! On the first day, I took photos with sunflowers that towered over me,…