Sudrabfox Notes


Are you planning your next travel destination and wondering where to go? Vietnam and Japan are two amazing countries that should be on your list! In this blog post, we’ll give you ten reasons why Vietnam and Japan should be your next travel destination. Food Vietnam and Japan are renowned for their mouth-watering cuisine. You must try the famous pho noodle soup, crispy banh mi sandwiches, and fresh spring rolls in Vietnam…. Read More

Walk the Philosopher’s Path at this Kyoto temple that proves all that glitters truly isn’t gold. The brother temple to Kyoto’s famous Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), the Silver Pavilion (Ginkaku-ji) doesn’t actually have any silver applied to its exterior. It’s precisely this lack of adornment that makes it special. In its understated elegance, Ginkaku-ji embodies the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi—the art of finding beauty in imperfection. Once a shogun’s retirement villa, now a classic… Read More

Hakone (箱根) is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than one hundred kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view across Lake Ashinoko of nearby Mount Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo. Hakone Hot Springs , found in large numbers across Hakone. Hakone has been one of Japan’s most popular hot spring resorts… Read More

Akita onsen paradise

Akita (秋田県, Akita-ken) is a large prefecture at the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku Region. Prefectural capital is Akita City. Among Akita’s main attractions are: its natural beauty of mountains and the sea, hot springs and the town of Kakunodate, which preserves one of Japan’s most interesting samurai districts. Nyuto Onsen Nyuto Onsen is a collection of onsen ryokan in the mountains of the eastern Akita Prefecture. The area… Read More

As I wrote in “Destinations,” Kurama is one of my favorite places. Because it feels like a town out of fairy tail: small, green, mysterious. The first time I was there, Japan had a typhoon Jebi, so before we went to the airport, I got a call from my mother who was simply terrified. The news reported that Kansai international was blocked because of the high water level on the landing site…. Read More

Yakushi-ji Temple Yakushiji (薬師寺) constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor’s sick wife. One of Japan’s oldest temples, Yakushiji has a strictly symmetric layout, with the main hall and lecture hall standing on a central axis, flanked by two Pagodas. The main hall was rebuilt in the 1970’s after being destroyed by fire and houses Yakushi trinity, a masterpiece of Japanese Buddhist art. The… Read More

Nara National Museum Built in 1895, the National Museum is the city’s most famous museum and houses numerous significant works of art. The most famous one of the Nara period of the 8th century. Permanent collection includes several galleries dedicated to archaeological finds. As well as beautiful exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, and calligraphy. I would suggest collections of essential religious items, including numerous Buddhist statues and paintings. English language guides are available…. Read More

Natural hot springs (温泉, onsen) are numerous and highly widespread across Japan. Every region of the country has its share of hot springs and resort towns, which come with them. There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water. Different minerals provide different health benefits. All hot springs are supposed to have a relaxing effect on your body and mind. Hot spring baths come in many… Read More

That’s my personal, and researched list of to-dos, so feel free to suggest in the comment section places that I missed 🙂 It’s a mane draft of my travel itinerary, which will be transformed in to separate posts with pictures and details, and hopefully, even travel scribbles after my trip to Malaysia. 1. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre Petronas Twin Towers is the pride of Malaysia. Located in the heart… Read More

Kuala Lumpur is a perfect mix of Tamil, Chinese, Malay. The city looks like a colorful patchwork that merges neighboring suburbs to create a hub of activity and commerce. Small shops can coexist with big luxurious shopping galleries. You can go to big chain restaurants if you want to try something you already know. But I would suggest small restaurants with local food. Don’t be scared, it’s not poisonous 🙂 Ill will… Read More

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