Day 0: Journey to Chubu Japan (Sep 2017) September 15th 2017 Friday, 15th September 2017
My journey to Chubu Japan (日本中部) started on the evening of 15th September 2017 at the Singapore Changi International Airport. This was yet another red-eye flight for me to the city of Nagoya, some 5,080km from where I was. Nagoya is the capital of Aichi Prefecture in Central Japan which suffered heavy Allied bombings during World War II due to its conc ... read more
Asia » Japan » Aichi » Nagoya In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Growing up listening to the music of The Carpenters, he decided to name this blog Budokan in remembrance of their Live at Budokan Tour in Tokyo in May 1974. He finally made a trip to the Nippon Budokan in September 2017, 43 years after the Carpenters held their 18 sold-out concerts in Japan!
Hailing from the tropics, Budokan is fortunate to reside in Singapore where jetsetting around have become very affordable. His greatest passion lies in cultivating his lifetime career of travelling, blogging and tour guiding.
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