First-timer Road Trip to Okinawa – Part 2

First-timer Road Trip to Okinawa - Part 2

This blog is a continuation of my earlier Okinawa travelogue which detailed the highlights from my coastal phase of the road trip and marks the transition from the relaxing beachside and laidback ambience of the northern part of the island to the hustle-bustle of Naha city in the south. These itineraries flow from the north to south is the ideal way to go as the airport is located at Naha in the south. Starting a vacation from the south...

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First-Timer Road Trip to Okinawa – Part 1

Detailed Road Trip Guide to Okinawa Japan for First Timers

First-timer Road-Trip to Okinawa

To most travellers, a trip to Japan usually involves the "mainstream" cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto or even the paradisiacal island of Hokkaido. Unlike the mainland cities, Okinawa is admittedly less on the radar of most travellers heading to Japan. It is not known for its developed economy nor is it like Hokkaido and Kyoto which are popular for its unique charm. Nonetheless, the little island of Okinawa still received almost ten million...

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Hokkaido Food Tourism 2015

Travel Blog Reviews Hokkaido Private Touring Planning by Jensen Chua Jetblogger

Hokkaido Food Tourism 2015

When one mentioned Hokkaido, images of snow-capped mountains, breathtaking nature scenery, fresh seafood and gorgeous hot springs start to flood the mind. Such is the impression that most tend to miss other gems that this enchanting island has to offer. I hope through my travelogue, readers (especially those on self-drive vacation in the western region comprising Sapporo, Kuriyama, Ishikari and Niseko) will be able to tailor a more rounded trip. And yes,...

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Hidaka, Hokkaido’s Hidden Gem (2015)

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Hidaka, Hokkaido’s Hidden Gem (2015)

When travelling, sometimes it’s the unplanned  itineraries that reward us with the best memories. Such is my experience with Hidaka, a coastal town in Southern Hokkaido, just about 130km or a 2.5 hours drive from the Chitose New Airport . Hidaka is Japan’s largest horse breeding hub accounting for nearly 80% of all horses bred in Japan. In 2011, out of about 7,000 thoroughbred horses bred in Japan, 5,600 came from Hidaka. So it’s no surprise...

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