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While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City. By Danielle Demetriou I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of so ... read more
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 20, 2016 Viewed: 417
10 must-see traditional events and festivals in Kyoto

10 must-see traditional events and festivals in Kyoto

In the ancient capital Kyoto, the traditional events and festivals have been passed down to people and held for over one thousand years. Every time you visit Kyoto, you will have different impression because there are four seasons in Japan. Let me introduce 10 must-see Japanese traditional events an ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 19, 2016 Viewed: 410
Experience the Edo Period at Toei Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eigamura)

Experience the Edo Period at Toei Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eigamura)

Kyoto was once the “Hollywood of Japan,” with a thriving film industry between the 1920s and 1960s. Toei Eigamura aims to recapture some of that glory with huge Edo Period (1603-1868) sets you can actually explore on foot, as well as fun attractions and entertaining shows to enjoy. Toei Eigam ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 18, 2016 Viewed: 493
Everything you should know about Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train)

Everything you should know about Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train)

Surely one of Japan’s most iconic images is an impossibly fast bullet train (or “shinkansen”) speeding past snow-capped Mount Fuji – you know the photo. Clichéed as it is, it captures that most Japanese of phenomena, the seamless blending of the ancient and the modern. Beautiful views aside, the ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 18, 2016 Viewed: 334
5 reasons why Taiwan is one of the hottest destinations in Asia

5 reasons why Taiwan is one of the hottest destinations in Asia

So you’ve wandered the Great Wall, picked a Japanese cherry blossom and chewed pad thai on the palm-fringed beaches of Ko Samui. But have you, oh intrepid explorer, ever been to Taiwan? If the answer is ‘no’, read on to discover an underrated island of soaring green mountains, marble cliffs, unsp ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 17, 2016 Viewed: 231
Visiting organic farms in Dalat, Vietnam

Visiting organic farms in Dalat, Vietnam

Here’s a photo tour of a Dalat organic farm that is permaculture inspired, an agri-tourism demonstration and education centre inspiring sustainable, nutritious food all in one. The current farm – stay model is one of the exciting types of tourism that attract domestic and foreign tourists. Partic ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 17, 2016 Viewed: 648
10+ stunning photos show the beauty of Hoang Su Phi terraced fields in Northwestern of Vietnam

10+ stunning photos show the beauty of Hoang Su Phi terraced fields in Northwestern of Vietnam

The fairy scene of the terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi is a worthy gift for tourists who overcome a long road full of obstacles. Unlike Mu Cang Chai or Y Ty, the terraces in Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang provinces) are steeper and more tottery. This makes the scene even more spectacular. In the h ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 17, 2016 Viewed: 500
Discover Saigon's wholesale seafood market in night

Discover Saigon's wholesale seafood market in night

Every great seafood-eating city has a great seafood market - Tokyo has the Tsukiji Market, New York has the Fulton Market, and Ho Chi Minh City has the Binh Dien Market. Located on the outskirts of the city, Binh Dien is a huge market spanning 20,000 square metres. Boats and trucks arrive ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 17, 2016 Viewed: 367
Hot air balloon trips in Myanmar

Hot air balloon trips in Myanmar

A balloon trip is a spectacular way to appreciate Myanmar’s most popular attraction. Forget Auckland’s housing crisis, and last-minute paint jobs on The Block. During a construction extravaganza ­stretching from the 11th to the 13th century, more than 4000 Buddhist temples were built on the dusty ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 15, 2016 Viewed: 394
6 better alternatives to Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo Disneysea

6 better alternatives to Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo Disneysea

Tokyo Disneyland and its equally whimsical, yet unequivocally wetter neighbor, Disneysea, are two of the most popular destinations in Japan. Despite the three-hour ride queues, overpriced stale churros and the clean-shaven kid in a fedora standing in front of The Indiana Jones Adventure signing auto ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 14, 2016 Viewed: 534
11 delicious ways to discover the exotic taste of Sri Lankan food

11 delicious ways to discover the exotic taste of Sri Lankan food

Some lessons are best learned at the dinner table, and culturally-diverse countries like Sri Lanka have plenty to teach through food. Every meal on this reemerging island tells a tale. Each ingredient has a backstory that locals are eager to share. Written by Shannon McMahon Exploring Sri Lank ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 12, 2016 Viewed: 430
6 ways on how to avoid crowds of tourists in Northern Japan

6 ways on how to avoid crowds of tourists in Northern Japan

Japan is a country full of incredible sights: the ancient temples of Kyoto and Nara; Tokyo’s glittering streets; the floating shrine gate at Miyajima; Beppu’s red, steaming hot springs. The only problem with this list of alluring sights? It completely ignores half the country. So it’s time to forget ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 11, 2016 Viewed: 290
10 unusual & strangely abandoned places in Bali you may not want to visit

10 unusual & strangely abandoned places in Bali you may not want to visit

In addition to its famous places, Bali also holds the wonder of unique beauty that is peculiar and strange at the same time magnificent. If you are looking to break away from the usual and common ways of vacationing such as five-star accommodation or mainstream beaches, you may be in for a wonderful ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 9, 2016 Viewed: 544
14 things you should know before backpacking in Africa

14 things you should know before backpacking in Africa

For intrepid and adventurous backpackers, the enigmatic African continent will always possess a particular allure. But Africa is not for the faint-hearted, and even more seasoned travellers will undoubtedly face a steep learning curve during their time here. From dealing with deadly fauna to fall ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 7, 2016 Viewed: 336
6 beautiful inns in Kyoto with Japanese history

6 beautiful inns in Kyoto with Japanese history

Kyoto is a famous sightseeing area in Japan. Let me introduce 6 selected inns in Kyoto where you can feel Japanese history. They offer the best hospitality in Japan during your trip. 1. Sumiya Ryokan “Sumiya Ryokan” was built at the beginning of the Taisho period. While located in ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 6, 2016 Viewed: 404
17 delicious places to eat in Osaka & where to find them

17 delicious places to eat in Osaka & where to find them

Osaka, a widely popular destination for many, is famous for its modern architecture, intriguing nightlife and street side food like okonomiyaki, takoyaki and more. So here’s a list of Osaka eats while you’re there. I’ll be splitting this according to three different tourist-y areas in Osaka, and ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 6, 2016 Viewed: 295
10 places that make the coffee map of Saigon

10 places that make the coffee map of Saigon

Located only seven hours by car from Vietnam's coffee capital Buon Ma Thuot, Saigon has succeeded in creating a coffee culture that tops the city’s talk-about list. These 10 cafes are the steaming evidence of a robust current that flows inside Saigon. Nguoi Sai Gon Situated on Thai Van Lung St ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 4, 2016 Viewed: 242
Hanoi - A worthy place to live

Hanoi - A worthy place to live

Gaspard, a French digital nomad, shares why he and his girlfriend chose to leave Bangkok for Hanoi. So we've left Thailand for our life in Bangkok. It was easy. Everything we own fits in two backpacks so it was just a matter of booking tickets, packing and getting a taxi to the airport. Leaving ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip August 4, 2016 Viewed: 410
Three "for good old sakes" cafes in Hanoi

Three "for good old sakes" cafes in Hanoi

A cup of espresso plus a cube of history.  With time, generations of Hanoians have grown up with these antique coffee shops. When I was little, me and my father would dress up really nice and then ride to our favorite coffee spots in the Old Quarter on our old, second-hand Suzuki. Before, ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip July 25, 2016 Viewed: 222
Visit Maneki-neko cats shrines in Gotoku-ji, the Tokyo’s Buddhist cat temples

Visit Maneki-neko cats shrines in Gotoku-ji, the Tokyo’s Buddhist cat temples

Tokyo’s Buddhist cat temples, Gotokuji & Imado! How to visit the Japanese Maneki neko cats shrines. This article originally appeared on lacarmina.com Did you know that Tokyo has two temples… dedicated to lucky cats?  At Gotokuji and Imado Shrines, Japanese visitors ...
Curated by BuffaloTrip July 25, 2016 Viewed: 415

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