[Hakone] Yama No Chaya – Ryokan Stay

While we were at tourist hotspot of Hakone, we decided to plan a one-night stay at a luxury ryokan – Yama No Chaya. Setting off from Shinjuku station, we took Odakyu Limited Express “Romancecar” directly to Hakone-Yumoto station. [learn_more caption=”Wikipedia – Origin of Romancecar”] The name comes from romance seats, two-person seats without separating armrests … Read more

[Hakone] Yama No Chaya – Ryokan Breakfast

Good Morning, Japan! What better way to start the day with  a sumptuous, Japanese-style breakfast! Breakfast timing was pre-arranged the day before so that the Ryokan has time to prepare the food for us. The keys to our special room are engraved with the name of the room. Once again, I don’t quite recall what we’re … Read more

[Hakone] Yama No Chaya – Ryokan Kaiseki

During our visit to Japan, we wanted to experience a Ryokan stay and at the same time, being able to break the language barrier. We found out that many of the Ryokans didn’t even have English websites, and so making a reservation was a problem. Even if we could make a reservation, there was no … Read more

[Taiwan] CingJing Starry House (Minsu)

Checking out from Just Sleep Hotel at 6:15am, we had an early bus to catch in order to get to CingJing (清境). We had booked one-way bus tickets because we would be heading from CingJing to TaiChung (台中) later on. Our bus departs from Taipei Main Station (3rd East Gate exit) at 7:00am and arrives at CingJing’s 雲海渡假木屋 at … Read more

Just Sleep Hotel Ximending, Taipei [Taiwan]

I like to refer to Just Sleep 捷絲旅 as our headquarters for our Taiwan trip. The main reasons why we chose the hotel is because of the close proximity to Ximending, and also because they allow guests to deposit their luggage for collection at a later time. This is perfect for people like us because we … Read more