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Travel Tuesday no.21 // Yokohoma. I'm really excited to be starting a new mini-series in my Travel Tuesday posts as I finally talk about my trip to Japan last October.

Travel Tuesday no.21 // Yokohoma

It was a brief trip but I was happy that it was possible to extend my stopover in Japan on the way home from the Philippines. Japan is hands down my favorite place in the world and I am always looking for opportunities to go there and explore. This trip marked my fifth time visiting the country - the fourth time in three years. Today, I'm sharing some photos from our day trip to Yokohama. Yokohama is Japan's second largest city (based on population) and is easily accessible via train. After some initial walking and wandering around, we found ourselves heading towards the Cup Noodles Museum, where we made the impromptu decision to pay the admission to check it out. The historical Red Brick Warehouse was our next stop, and it was really busy the day we went because of the Yokohama Oktoberfest happening beside it. Treats in Osaka. Spring is probably one of the best time to visit Japan.

Treats in Osaka

The weather is cool and it is an invitation to the season of cherry blossoms. There are so many temptations lurking everywhere in Japan and I always fall prey to the hands of pastry shops. I can hardly resist the decadent dessert they have to offer. There were so many pastries that I could choose from but what caught my attention was the ice cream stand at the corner of the shop. Day 6 – Itoya and MUJI in Ginza.

Today I am blogging live from Ginza!

Day 6 – Itoya and MUJI in Ginza

Tomomi told me of this place she was obsessed with as a child and we just HAD to visit. She says there is a place called Itoya that has almost 5 floors of stationery and scrapbooking stuff. Can you tell Chiao and I were excited? Basserie Paul Bocuse le Musee. My Timehop app reminded me that two years ago during Thanksgiving week I was traveling through Asia.

Basserie Paul Bocuse le Musee

I never posted the majority of the photos that I took on that incredible trip, but I thought I’d do a little Throwback Thursday and share one of my favorite places. Just looking at the Brasserie Paul Bocuse le Musee is a treat itself. The restaurant houses the food of the celebrated French chef, Paul Bocuse. They say this is where art meets dining and if that isn’t right up my alley, I don’t know what is. The wait was quite long to be seated for lunch, but who would mind waiting while in this beautiful place. If you find yourself in Tokyo, be sure to pay a visit to the museum just for the views. Hello. I'm a Paper Addict. Those who wander, aren’t always lost.

Hello. I'm a Paper Addict.

That was my thought exactly when eyeing this adorable suitcase! Day 5 was getting tiresome. Loft in Shibuya is another favorite spot for me to shop, however the price is retail for everything so I purchase only unique items in there. I ran over to grab the Hobonochi planner and was pretty much in awe again of everything.

I decided to go for the Techno size or original. We ended the evening at a shabu shabu restaurant with my childhood friend William and his family. Right before going up, Chiao met up with a friend and we grabbed dessert at a famous dessert shop at the shibuya scramble. Hello. I'm a Paper Addict. This morning Chiao and I got over 8 hours of sleep!

Hello. I'm a Paper Addict.

We went to Wrapple to pick up a limited edition washi tape designed by Hello Sandwich made exclusively for Wrapple released today! How cute are these MT tapes?? Check out the inside of this store — warning you. A few enabling going on here: Next stop! Oishī! Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka, Japan - Living in Another Language. Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka, Japan I can’t believe it’s been over a year since our last trip to Japan.

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka, Japan - Living in Another Language

Derik and I took a small trip over while were on vacation from teaching in Korea because of the Chuseok holiday. I’ve always meant to post about the gorgeous Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, but I never seemed to find the time. So here I am, over a year later, finally posting about it! Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of the oldest shrines in Japan, founded in the 3rd century. Travel Tips: If you’re in the central Osaka area odds the Namba Station is within easy walking distance.

Be sure to walk around the park located on the opposite side of the railway station and rent a bike to ride around! Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! The Travelettes Itinerary for Japan. Ah, travel planning.

The Travelettes Itinerary for Japan

Usually it goes something like this: 1. Picking a destination. Buying the tickets. Shinjuku Gyoen park. Streets of Harajuku. About advertise categories Eatlovemerry bloglovin instagram pinterest Streets of Harajuku Thursday, 21 August 2014.

Streets of Harajuku

Tips You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan - The Nectar Collective. I feel like I always have at least one friend who is traveling to Japan.

Tips You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan - The Nectar Collective

Since it’s such a unique and gorgeous country, it makes perfect sense. When I first moved to Japan, I was pretty ignorant about its customs and culture — needless to say, I made plenty of mistakes, some that may have even been unintentionally rude. Something that I learned after living abroad is that each country you visit will have a completely different mentality than the one you came from. Something that might be favorable in one country could easily be taboo in another — and you may not even know it!

Considering these tips before hopping on a plane will ensure that you understand Japanese culture enough to respect it and will give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive. A Life, Style, Photography and Travel Blog by Tricia Gosingtian. Last day in Tokyo today, and my way of mourning is by posting about… well, Tokyo. I think I took way too many photos last March, but there’s really no amount that can justify the beauty and diversity of Tokyo. It’s such an interesting place that’s sure to tickle your fancy in one way or another. I’m going to keep this short and sweet, since I still have yet to prepare for my flight back to Manila, but these are just some of the photos I took on my last whole free day when everybody else went home already.

Also included some photos that couldn’t fit in all my older Tokyo entries. Exploration time is the best! View from one of the many exits of Shinjuku Station. Koyasan Guesthouse. May 31st, 2014 3 reasons to go there: If you’re a backpacker in search for an affordable place to stay with a beautiful design.If you’re exploring the Koyasan region: Koyasan is one of the most sacred mountains in Japan (around 2 hours from Osaka).If you simply like the stunning design of the guesthouse.