And before I knew it, I'd come to my final destination in Japan, the capital of Tokyo. It was a longish 6h bus ride from Nagoya, but as usual thanks to the incredibly efficient and pleasant JR Express, the ride was quite a breeze as I've come to expect in this wonderful country.
What's there to say about Tokyo that hasn't already been said? It's one of the largest metropolises in the world, bot... Read Full Entry
Hi, thanks for visiting. I'm an ex-cop and ex-finance guy from Singapore, quit my job to travel. Decided to start in my own backyard here in Southeast Asia. Pleased to have you follow me on my adventure...... full info
Yasukuni ShrineThe controversial shrine for Japanese war heroes (or criminals, depending on your perspective) that every Japanese Prime Minister continues to visit almost annually, in deference to the political right wing, despite tremendous opposition from the likes of China and Korea, countries that bore the brunt of Japanese war aggression decades ago. I was myself rather surprised at the number of locals visiting and praying/ offering wishes the day I visited. There's something to be said about perspective on everything.
Yasukuni MuseumThe Japanese perspective of military matters in the modern world. Definitely some "facts" here that I don't recall learning in my history classes in secondary school...