Destinations

In space, there are stories. From seemingly ordinary small neighborhoods to grand natural landscapes, I want to explore them all (and hopefully, the space as in the outer space, one day…)

Since I adore anime and manga, video games, and the K-pop bands SHINee and NCT. You will also find my location hunting tales on this blog and my Doyoung doll, Jaehyun doll and Oikawa nendoroid often join my journeys too. I want to do pilgrimages for all my fandoms if possible, but I currently prioritize trips related to Pokemon, my favorite characters from the anime/manga Haikyuu!!, and my favorite NCT members Doyoung and Jaehyun (whom I really admire for their vocals, artistry, and personalities).

Besides the stories and the photos (I also dabble in film photography and share my works in #giftograph_film), I include a mini travel guide at the end of every post. Hope it helps you find your own stories and make unforgettable memories.

Because of life, I take it slow and update once or twice a month. Here are what I have discovered and written about so far.

Austria

Hallstatt

The Pearl on the Lake

Melk

The Palace of God

Vienna

The Misty Trees on Kahlenberg, Vienna Woods

Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Ascent to the Top of Germany and Descent to Idyllic Glory

Munich

Wandering with Nymphs at Nymphenburg Palace

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Fairytales, Fortresses and Festivities

Japan

Asahidake

The Mountain Where Ainu Gods Play

Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida, Japan: Fantastic Scene of Fujisan at Chureito Pagoda

Furano

Fields of Rainbow at Farm Tomita

Hiraizumi

Tragedies in Pure Land

Hitachinaka

Baby Blue Land

Iwaizumi

Luminous Underworld, Lucky Encounter, and Lush Promenade

Iya Valley

A Green Escape to Iya Kazurabashi Vine Bridge

Izu Kogen

Mountains and Sea from Mount Omuro

Kamikochi

Alpine Autumn Adventure

Karumai

Not Just a Haikyuu Quest

Kawagoe

Little Edo, Big Charms

Kawaguchiko

Lavender Summer at Oishi Park

Kindaichi Onsen

The Haikyuu!! Room of Obonai Ryokan

Kotohira

The Long Haul to the Sea God’s Shrine

Koyasan

Into the Sacred Forest on Mount Koya

Kushiro

Foggy Marshland and Fisherman’s Wharf at Sunset

Kyoto

Another Dimension in the Torii Tunnels at Fushimi Inari Shrine

Calm in the Storm Mountains

Matsumoto

Slowly, Slowly, Into the Past

Matsuyama

Hodgepodge of Culture and Literature in Dogo Onsen

Nagoro

Smiles of the Scarecrow Village

Nagoya

Crossroads of Past, Present, and Future

Riverside Hanami at Arakogawa Park

Illuminated Autumn in Shirotori Garden

Before the (G)old Rush

The Pathos of Snow

Naoshima

Polka-dotted Pumpkins and the Origin of Art Islands

Narai-juku

The Past Along the Path Through Mountains

Niigata

Of Traveler’s Tough Luck and Fangirl’s Fortune

Noboribetsu

As If Hell Froze at Jigokudani

Okazaki

Shogun, Samurai’s Miso, and Summer Fireworks

Otaru

Crafty Canal City

Semi Onsen

In Pursuit of a Hero on the Run

Sendai

Finding One-eyed Dragon and Volleyball Boys in the City of Trees

Shirabu Onsen

The Inconspicuously Brilliant Mountain Village

Shirakawa-go

Rustic Mountain Retreat at Ogimachi Village

Shiretoko

Eden at Earth’s End

Takamatsu

Trees and Tranquility at Ritsurin Garden

Tendo

A Walk of Serendipity

Teshima

Treasure Island of Art and Agriculture

Tokyo

In a Different Light at Night, on the Days of 46,000 Blessings at the Sensoji Temple

Take to the Sky at Tokyo Skytree

Toyako

Sailing across the North’s True Blue at Lake Toya

Toyota

In the Maple Valley of Korankei

Zao

Warmth in the Wintry Land

South Korea

Andong

The Heartland of Korean Folk Spirit at Hahoe Village

Busan

Seaside Stroll After the Rain

Goyang

Autumn’s Poetic Beauty at Ilsan Lake Park

Guri

A Rabbit Chase Amid Autumn Colors at Guri Hangang Park and Jangja Lake Park

Seoul

Peace of the East

Munching and Musing Around Mangwon

Old Is New at Oil Tank Culture Park

The Trendy Gritty City of Seongsu

Sky Blossoms at Haneul Park

Thailand

Bangkok (My home)

Tales from Behind the Mahakan Fort

Through Flower-tinted Glasses at the Museum of Floral Culture

Exploring the Market Streets of the World at Terminal 21

Winter Wonderland at Central World

Simple Is Sophisticated at Siam Discovery

Christmas, K-pop, and Creativity in Ratchada

Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful at Wat Pariwat

A Day as a Cafe Hopper in Yaowarat Chinatown and Soi Nana

Art Hunt at Old Town’s Hidden Temples

Chiang Mai

A Feast for the Senses at Tha Phae Walking Street

306 Steps to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Chiang Rai

In White Heaven at Wat Rong Khun

Kanchanaburi

Conquering the Mythical Waterfalls at Erawan National Park

Phang Nga

Rediscover Simple Pleasures at Thai Muang Beach

Hidden Paradise in Thai Muang

Turtles and a Return to the Sea of Thai Muang

Boat Through Little Amazon, Stroll in Takua Pa Old Town

Sunshine and Sunset in Thai Muang and Khok Kloi

United States of America

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University and MIT 101

Miscellaneous

2019 Advent Calendar (Photo Challenge Edition)

2020 Advent Calendar (Photo Challenge Edition)

2021 Advent Calendar (Photo Challenge Edition)

Remembrance 2020: From Bangkok to Nagoya (Via Tokyo)

Coming Home (Last Memories of Nagoya, Until the Day We Meet Again)

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