Writer: Anissa Ratna Putri
Anissa is an Indonesian who currently having her master in Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University. She is an environmental engineer with focus on waste recycling. Besides her daily life as a student, she enjoy exploring new places and taking pictures of them. Her dream is to visit all prefectures in Japan and collect all Japan gotochi cards.
I remember it was a one-degree night when my friends and I went to Arashiyama. It was winter time and they held a light illumination. We were curious to see it, even the cold weather would not stop us...
December 12, 2017
Suganuma is really a perfect place to escape from the humdrum of the city. More from the personal account of our Writer, Anissa who tasted grilled mochi, with the breath of fresh air from the mountains, and watched the picturesque beauty of snow covered houses.
March 4, 2017
Kyoto is known for its cold weather in winter. Most people prefer staying indoors in the comfort of the <i>kotatsu</i>, warming themselves. But when the snow falls, it's time to get out of your comfort zone and start to hunt for photo opportunities!
February 19, 2017
A popular Japanese food, Ramen, is found in shops at every street corner in Japan. Mostly ramen is prepared in a broth that uses pork meat and broth from it, while in some shops chicken is often used. For Muslim tourists in Japan it is most unlikely to experience the flavours of a bowl of conventional Japanese ramen. Narita-ya and Ayam-ya are two Japanese halal ramen restaurants that serve delicious bowls of ramen, worth a try.
July 22, 2016
Winter means light illumination is everywhere! As this is my first winter, I am excited to see how winter illumination in Japan is. The first light illumination that I decided to visit was Nabana no Sato. Located at the island of Nagashima in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, this location is actually a flower park that illuminated from mid-November to early May.
January 20, 2016