Japan Diaries: Summary

My adventures in Japan might have been long over but their memories still linger. To summarize my adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun, here's the list (complete with links*) of places and events that I have visited and experienced:

*click the links to read the articles

Japan Diaries

Day 0 and 1 - Arrival & Stroll around Tsubasagaoka-kita
Day 2 - Rengakan Illumination
Day 3 - Expo 70 Commemoration Park
Day 4 - Solo Backpacking to Okuyama Ameyama Natural Park
Day 5 - Universal Studios Japan Day 1
Day 6 - Universal Studios Japan Day 2
Day 7 and 8 - Christmas in Japan & My Solo Wakayama City Visit
Day 9 - A Day in Kyoto City
Day 10 - A Visit to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Day 11 - Wakayama City Checkup
Day 12 - Nishikinohama Beach Park, Dotonbori, & Osaka Castle
Day 13 - Rinku Town Visited
Day 14 and 15 - New Year in Japan
Day 16 and 17 - Meeting the Deer of Nara City
Day 18 - Tokyo Disneyland Day 1
Day 19 - Tokyo DisneySea Day 2
Day 20 - Tokyo Disneyland Day 3 & Shibuya
Day 21 and 22 - Snowy Tsubasagaoka-kita
Day 23 - Koya-san Day Tour
Day 24 - Kobe City Tour & Himeji Castle
Day 25 - Sledding on Mt. Kongo
Day 26 - Flight back home



Tokyo Prefecture

Shibuya City

Hachiko Statue

Shibuya Crossing

Chiba Prefecture

Urayasu City

Tokyo Disneyland 

Tokyo DisneySea

Osaka Prefecture

Suita City

Tower of the Sun 


Okuyama Ameyama Natural Park


Ameyama Ruined Castle

Osaka City

Universal Studios Japan

Universal CityWalk Osaka

Osaka Takoyaki Museum

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan



Osaka Castle

Kaizuka City

Nishikinohama Beach Park


Mt. Kongo Ropeway

Mt. Kongo

Wakayama Prefecture

Wakayama City

Wakayama Castle



Mt. Koya

Mt. Koya's Daimon

Dai Garan



Kinokawa City


Hyogo Prefecture

Kobe City

Kobe Port Tower

Himeji City

Himeji Castle

Nara Prefecture

Nara City

Nara Park


Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto City

Fushimi Inari Taisha 


Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) 



  1. this is place is beautiful and attractive to be i love great place.. and will building country for travel and tour

  2. Unfortunately I've never visited Japan but I enjoyed reading about it. Your photo's were great also.

  3. I lived in Japan over 30 years ago as an Exchange Student in High School. Your photos bring back so many memories. I loved visiting Tokyo Disneyland when I was there... And Hiroshima and Asakusa... So much to do and so many rich experiences. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog Veronica. I haven't been to Hiroshima and Asakusa yet but I would someday soon.

  4. wow!! That's a lot of places and it all seems really fun!!

  5. This is such an awesome adventure, I didn't know there is a Universal Studios in Japan and a Disneyworld in Tokio, wow! We would love to go there and visit it, besides all the other beautiful and interesting places.

    1. I'm happy to have been a gateway for new learning Van. Please do visit USJ and the two Disney theme parks when you get the chance.

  6. Okuyama Ameyama National Park looks gorgeous! 😍😍

  7. These are some great pictures and sums up Japan really well. love them

  8. I'd love to go to Japan some day. It's definitely on my list

  9. Glad that you enjoy Japan. Whenever you come back again, come and explore Nagoya where I live. There is a lot of hidden treasures here!

    1. Would surely do. =) Nagoya, Hiroshima and Sapporo has always been in my bucket list.

  10. I like reading your Japan travelogue. The place is amazing.

  11. Oh! Tokyo Disneyland would be an epic place to go!!!

  12. Tokyo Disney Sea sounds and looks interesting so that will be my pick!

  13. I've been seeing a lot of traveling to Japan lately. I didn't know they had a Universal Studios. Thanks for all the info!

  14. This looks incredible! Thanks for sharing!


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