Osaka (region), Japan
Collected by Liz Teh
1 Chome-6-8 Nanbanaka, Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 556-0011, Japan
Put on that cotton yukata and those complimentary slippers, order in a traditional Japanese breakfast, sit cross-legged on that tatami mat, and have the calmest morning ever in the middle of the Osaka hustle-bustle.
3 Chome-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0001, Japan
Food, food, food. This is the main specialty of Osaka prefecture, aside shopping. Billboards of shops, restaurants, are the icons of Shinsekai food street. Read more here - http://saventravel.blogspot.sg/2014/05/japan-golden-week-osaka.html
3 Chome-10-22 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken 248-0016, Japan
Just a five minute train ride from the center of Kamakura is the Daibutsu, a giant Buddhist statue. This bronze statue was created 761 years ago. My husband's grandfather has photos of himself with the Daibutsu from 1945 when he was stationed...
8 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken 247-8525, Japan
One thing you're sure to notice in Japan is the myriad ranking systems for very particular categories. But when you explore the grounds of Kenchoji (a 10-minute walk from Kita-Kamakura station), it's easy to see how the place earned its top...
1520-1 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken 247-0062, Japan
A cozy spot to stop for a cake set or lunch. After you visit Engaku-ji walk away from the station toward Kencho-ji. You'll see Binya's across the street just before you reach Kencho-ji, which is my favorite temple in all of Kamakura. I went for...
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