Travelling Japan – Hotel Francs (Makuhari, Chiba)

I really have no idea how useful this will be, considering tourists hardly go to the Makuhari area unless they’re going to the convention centre or on a business trip, but I really did like Hotel Francs, so I have to talk about it. It is about a 5-10 minute walk from Makuhari Messe, which…… Continue reading Travelling Japan – Hotel Francs (Makuhari, Chiba)


Travelling Japan – Mobile Wifi aka Mifi

I don’t have to be constantly connected, but well, it does make things way easier, so when I travel, I like to rent a mobile wifi unit rather than have to depend on public wifi or Starbucks. Mifi are mobile routers that you connect your devices to via wifi, so you pop the unit in…… Continue reading Travelling Japan – Mobile Wifi aka Mifi

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Nonomiya Shrine: A Word A Week Challenge – Red

Red is associated with Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism, and in many shrines in Japan, red will be the dominating colour. Nonomiya Shrine is located in Arashiyama, Kyoto and is the place where many imperial princesses during the Heinan period spent a year in order to purify themselves before going to the Ise Shrine. In this…… Continue reading Nonomiya Shrine: A Word A Week Challenge – Red