Ukishima Shitsugen (浮島湿原)

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The weather was superrrr fine one day that we just HAD to go out if not we would feel we wasted our time. And so we somehow ended up in Ukishima Shitsugen (浮島湿原). That day, we had Hashimoto-san staying with us so the 6 of us went out together! Hashimoto-san runs a business hotel in Tokyo which i think is…

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Onsen Meguri (Part 2)

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And so today is the last day of our hokkaido onsen meguri.. Our breakfast at hokkaido hotel: We were in Obihiro (帯広) well, because 1) Nao-san wanted to stay in Hokkaido Hotel (and also because how much our guests raved to us about it) 2) i want to eat the famous sweet potato….!! It’s not just an ORDINARY sweet potato.…

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Autumn Leaves

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I have never understood the idea of enjoying the autumn leaves. So, what do you exactly do in order to enjoy the autumn leaves? C’mon, it’s just leaves on trees turning red, that’s all. This, coming from a Singaporean who has lived her entire 24 years of life in an evergreen city where leaves just turn yellow and fall off.…

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Onsen Meguri (Part 1)

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The inn closed for 4 days and the three of us, Nao-san, Mayu-chan and I plus two regulars of the inn, Masako-san and Ogawa-san took a holiday together around Hokkaido. Up until the day right before the trip, nothing was confirmed. No accommodation was booked. It was SUPER SPONTANEOUS. But that’s what made it exciting! Day 1 We first stopped…

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Asahiyama Zoo

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This post is gonna be about my visit to the famous Asahiyama Zoo!!! Apparently this zoo is a very popular place to work in as told to me by Mayu-chan. It’s like among the top few zoos in Japan. It is located right outside Asahikawa city  in central Hokkaido and is well known of its unique enclosures where you can…

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Lunchtime Outings

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I usually try to go out during my time off in the afternoons IF the weather is good because if you don’t, you’ll just feel like you have wasted your time away while you could have used it better in some other way. There are regulars of the inn who keep coming back and I’m gonna bring up 2 characters…

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My Mixed Feelings towards Yama Nobori

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Within a month of staying here in Biei, i have gone mountain climbing for four times – – ->  which averages to a mountain a week! However, to say that i love this activity is rather…. untrue. BUT i don’t hate it either. Hence, i’m gonna explain my ambivalent feelings towards yama nobori (山登り) in this post. Yama no. 1…

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What am i doing here?

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Many people asked me what am i doing in Japan. Well, here are the answers to save me the trouble of repeating it again and again. 1. I went to a language school in Japan and tried to live out my own exhange experience as a student which i missed it during my university time. So, no regrets. Hehe 2. To…

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Biei (美瑛)

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I’m gonna share about this beautiful town that I’m staying in – BIEI. It’s in between Asahikawa and Furano, along the JR Furano line. To be honest, I have never heard of this place until I Googled for a place I could spend my summer holidays at and this guesthouse pension came out as one of the results. I have…

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My First Climb

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I’m a city girl and though I have always looked up to doing all the rugged stuff, I have never done it. I have never slept in a tent outside in the wild or gone backpacking alone in other countries. I always thought mountain climbing is pretty cool, so on the 3rd day after I arrived in Hokkaido, I was…

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