Myanmar Tallest Pagoda : Bago Golden God Temple – Shwemawdaw Pagoda

Why visit Bago? Bago is just 2 hour drive away from Yangon and I strongly recommend anyone who is doing Yangon free and easy to include Bago too. It is the ancient capital of Myanmar, 4 important historical sites are located around Bago city and one of them are Shwemawdaw Pagoda. A day trip to …

Japan Shikoku : Japanese Neighbourhood Supermarket Tour at Takamatsu

During my self drive trip in Shikoku Island, I choose to stay in a remote area called Yashima. A roof top mountain about 20 mins away from Takamatsu city. Because Yashima is so remote, there is no restaurants and no shops operating after 5 pm so we decided to buy the food in the supermarket …

Japan Shikoku : Takamatsu Pride – Ritsurin Garden in Kagawa Prefecture 栗林公園

  3 Star Michelin Tour Guide One of Takamatsu (in Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku) top attraction is Ritsurin Garden, the Japanese style garden built by the local feudal lord during the Edo Period. It also gained more popularity after the garden was awarded with three stars as a place worth visiting by Michelin Tour Guide in …

Japan : Sanuki Udon, the Soul Food in Kagawa Prefecture Shikoku

When you are in Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku, you see udon shop in every corner even in the middle of rice paddies field. No kidding, we stopped in the middle of rice paddies field and went into the next door, a noodle restaurant which offer easy & free parking. There are about 800 noodle shops …

Japan : Mountain of Happiness – the Konpirasan @ Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku しあわせさん、こんぴらさん

If you are travelling in Shikoku region, you are mostly likely an advance traveller who loved to see some other local hidden gems in Japan beside Asakusa 浅草 (Tokyo) or Arashiyama 嵐山 (Kyoto). Konpiransan also known Kotohira-gu (金刀比羅宮) is a place you should not missed.  It is so important that it is a place that many Japanese …

Japan Ryokan Review : Experience Onsen, Futon Bed on Tatami Floor, The Sliding Paper Door, Ryokan Dinner in Yukata Robe, Manga Corner & Karaoke, all in Yukai Resort Dogo Saichoraku at Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku

We stayed a night at Matsuyama city and our hotel booked very near to the main attraction; Dogo Onsen, Dogo Onsen Shopping streets and Dogo Train Station. Within walking distance is about 10 mins. The hotel is called Yukai Resort Dogo Saichoraku. Japan Ryokan Style Japan offer several type of accommodation in both Japanese and …

Japan : Shimanami Kaido – The Cyclist Paradise & Interview with an Experienced Cyclist in Shimanami Kaido, Lynn who is also my school mate.

Understand what is Shimanami Kaido島波海道 Shimanami Kaido is a spectacular 60-70 kilometer road-and-bridge network connecting Japan’s main island of Honshu with Shikoku, passing over 6 small islands in the Seto Inland Sea 瀬戸内海. The starting point of Shimanami Kaido is in Honshu 本州 Island in Onomichi 尾道 city and end at Imabari 今治 City in …

Japan Shikoku : Thousand Years olds Hot Springs – Dogo Onsen Honkan & “Botchan” Natsume Soseki at Matsuyama. Top 16 things not to be missed!

Matsuyama city Ehime Prefecture Shikoku 松山 愛媛県 四国 Matsuyama is the largest city in Shikuko island and also the capital of Ehime Prefecture. Tourists from everywhere rushed here to take a bath in the oldest hot springs – Dogo Onsen and visit the Botchan Train. 1. Dogo Onsen 道後温泉 The wooden public bathhouse is oldest bathhouse in Japan, date …

Japan Shikoku : The most spectacular view on the Shimanami Kaido @ Kirosan Observatory Park, Imabari

Shimanami Kaido Shimanami Kaido is a spectacular 60-kilometer road-and-bridge network connecting Japan’s main island of Honshu with Shikoku, passing over 6 small islands in the Seto Inland Sea 瀬戸内海. The startng point of Shimanami Kaido is in Honshu 本州 Island in Onomichi 尾道 city and end at Imabari 今治 City in Shikoku 四国 Island. Shimanami Kaido will link …

Myanmar : A peek into a daily life of a monk in Bago Monk School – Kya Kha Wain Kyaung Monastery

There are about 500,000 Buddhist monks in Myanmar and over 1000 monastic schools which providing primary and secondary education to more than 100,000 Myanmar children. During my Bago day trip (Bago is about 2 hour from Yangon, former capital of Myanmar), I was able to see one of the monastic school. Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery …