Top 6 Places In Japan To View Sakura

Top 6 Places In Japan To View Sakura

Sakura season is here and Japan is definitely the best place to go to if you want to catch a the beautiful sight of these pink flowers. We have prepared a list of places in Japan where you can enjoy the best view of these beautiful flowers.

1) Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

One of the best places for sakura viewing is actually located in the heart of the biggest metropolis in Japan. The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo is one of the best, if not the best place in Tokyo for sakura viewing. The 58 hectares garden has well over 1,000 sakura trees, making it the perfect place for sakura viewing.

2) Shiba Park

Located at the foot of Tokyo Tower, Shiba Park has around 200 sakura tree. Take a seat at the Maruyama Fountain or Benten Pond and relax as you engage in sakura viewing with the bright orange symbol of Tokyo jutting up in the background.

3) Ueno Park

No article on sakura viewing spots in Japan would be complete without Ueno Park. Renowned as a cherry blossom-viewing destination since the Edo period. Ueno Park is considered by many to be the ultimate location to enjoy sakura in Tokyo.

4) Hirosaki Castle

Considered to be one of the top three cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan, Hirosaki Castle located at the northern tip of the of Honshu main island is a great place for sakura viewing. However, the sakura come out later here due to the it begin so far up north. Around late April every year, Hirosaki Park is tranformed into a pink wonderland with over 2,500 cherry trees.

5) Fuji Five Lakes

For a couple of months each year you can get to enjoy 2 Japanese national icon at the same place as Mount Fuji is surrounded by sakura. From Fuji Five Lake, you can get a great view of both Mount Fuji and the sakura around it while sipping on some traditional japanese tea.

6) Osaka Castle

With over 4000 cherry trees are planted around the entire Osaka Castle Park, this is one of the most most popular spot to have a pinic while enjoying the view of the sakura.


Japan is a very beautiful place with lots of places to visit. If you are going to Japan, why not rent a car from us to make your trip easier? Check out our Japan car rental page.

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Top 5 Places To Do CNY Shopping

Top 5 Places To Do CNY Shopping

Chinese New Year is just round the corner. Have you bought your new year goods and snack? We are here to bring you a list of the Top 5 Places to shop for this coming Chinese New year!

1) Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre

The Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre was opened in 1983 as a centralise market for the distribution of fruits and vegetables. With more than 1,400 stalls, the wholesale centre have something for everyone.

Address: 1 Wholesale Centre, Singapore 110001
Contact: 6775 6355

2) Woodlands Terrace

Woodlands Terrace is the one-stop location for all your CNY needs. From bak kwa and snacks bakery to wholesale market of frozen food. If you are looking for food for the new year, this is the place to go.

Address: Woodlands Terrace

3) FairPrice Warehouse Club

Think FairPrice Supermarket, but on steroids. It has everything you need and everything you don't need. Best part is the prices here are cheaper than the prices from your neighborhood supermarket. There is a catch though as only members are allowed to shop here. However, if you’ve already got an NTUC card, membership is a mere $30 for two years of sweet deals.

Address: 1 Joo Koon Circle, Levels 2 & 3, Singapore 629117
Contact: 6710 4584

4) Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

Pineapple tarts is the signature snack for Chinese New Year, and there is no better place to get pineapple tarts than Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry. Reviewed to be the king of pineapple tarts. Enjoy the generous fillings and the buttery pastry this snack has to offer.

Address: 264 Middle Road, Elias Building
Contact: 6337 2417

5) Allswell Marketing in Geylang Road

This live seafood market supplies seafood to big-name restaurants and high-end hotels. You can get all kind of fresh, live seafood such as lobster, prawns, clams and crab here. If you prefer something that has been prepared for you, you will be happy to know that they also sell frozen items such snappers and scallops.

Address: 670 Geylang Road, Singapore 389597
Contact: 6745 1123

Bonus: Chinatown

Every Chinese New Year, if there is a place you must go to pick up your snacks and decorations, that place will have to be Chinatown. Everything you need for Chinese New Year can be found here.


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Short Trip For School Holiday

Short Trip For School Holiday

School Holiday is ending soon! Have you made full use of it to get some well deserve family time? We have prepared a list of places for you and your family to spend some quality time together! Check them out!

 

1. District 21

District21 is a first of its kind, apocalypse themed Adventure Park. This action park is located in a 70,000 sq.ft, indoor premise with a 55ft air-conditioned atrium, within IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. With 10 prominent attractions from High Ropes to Maze, there is something for everyone in the family.

 

2. Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & The Little Big Club

Are you a Hello Kitty fan? Why not pay a visit to the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, the first Sanrio Hello Kitty Town theme park outside of Japan. Not only can you enjoy the various walk-through attractions, interactive activities and rides, you can also create your very own Sanrio souvenirs.

While you are there, why not visit The Little Big Club as well. Enjoy the day with the popular characters from Barney, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, and Thomas The Tank Engine. It would be a fun day for you and your kids! Drive down to Puteri Harbour today and enjoyed a fun filled day with the whole family.

 

3. "Dinosaurs Alive" Water Theme Park

Breaking news! Dinosaur have come back to life in Malaysia! Located at KSL Resort is the water theme park that took a page right out of the history. Once you entered the water park, you will be greeted realistic animatronics dinosaurs, including a 85-foot long Brachiosaurus. Equipped with kids friendly water slides, this is a must go for all family! Get your car ready and make your way down to enjoy a day out with the Dinosaurs!

 

4. Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park

Time to throw those memories of traditional theme parks out the window and make a trip to visit Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park. A combination of a water park for the family, an adventure park for the thrill seekers and a sports park for the adrenaline junkie, there is something to do for everyone!

 

5. Angry Birds Activity Park

Since it was first release in 2009, the Angry Bird series has been downloaded for more than three billion times. Now, not only can you enjoy the games, you can also enjoy all kind of Angry Bird activities at the Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru! Located at Johor Bahru City Centre, the indoor park covers 26,000 sq.ft. with 4 different areas filled with activities for the whole family!

 

6. LEGOLAND

Imagine being a knight battling dragons flying through the skies or pirate riding the seas in search of lost treasure. These imagination comes to life at LEGOLAND Malaysia located just across the causeway at Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia. With over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions, there is something to do for the whole family. With just a short 30 minute drive away from the Tuas Second Link, you can start planning your trip today!


With all these activities just right across the causeway, why not make your way down today? Drive.sg is now having a promotion, you can get up to $30 off when you book a vehicle during this school holiday! Book a minimum rental of $450 and get another $20 CaptiaLand Voucher!

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Explore Singapore's History With Drive.SG

Explore Singapore's History With Drive.SG

Singapore might be a small and young country, but she has a very rich history as well. Why not spend the upcoming long weekends to explore some of these places and learn about the history of our small red dot.

1) Learn about the World War 2 from the perspective of the British in Singapore at Battlebox

The Battlebox is a former WWII British underground command centre inside Fort Canning Hill. It was headquarters of Malaya Command, the army which defended Malaya and Singapore in WWII and the place where the British decided to surrender Singapore to the Japanese.

Today, it is a museum that tells the stories about the fall of Malaya and Singapore, and how an underground command centre functioned during the war.

2) Explore Singapore History at the National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore, or more specifically the Singapore History Gallery and We Built A Nation exhibit, shows the history of Singapore. Singapore History Gallery charts the development of the island throughout the years, from a small island called Singapura to a thriving metropolis known as Singapore.

While We Built A Nation exhibit a selection of more than 100 artifacts, archival images and documents, which  explores the leadership of Singapore’s first leadership team as they laid the foundations for modern Singapore.

3) Trace your heritage at Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum newly renovated galleries display objects for our past. Trace your heritage through the various galleries such Ancient Religions, South Asia and Islamic World, The Scholar in Chinese Culture, and Trade.

Discover the rich history behind your own heritage and the way these cultures influence each other to give us the harmonious Singapore we know today.

4) Go on an emotional exploration about Singapore wartime history at Changi Museum

Changi Museum provides an emotional exploration of Singapore’s wartime history during the Japanese Occupation. Find out about the tragedies of the Prisoners-of-War and civilians who were interned at the infamous Changi Prison during the Japanese Occupation.

Learn about both the horror and heroics that emerged during the war in Singapore and how the POWs and civilian prisoners overcame their hardship from the displayed photographs, drawings and letters.

5) See the transformation of Singapore from a fishing village to a metropolis at Singapore City Gallery

Singapore City Gallery tells the story of Singapore's physical transformation over the past 50 years. Make time for highlights like the panoramic sights and sound show, or be awed by the architectural models and the various interactive and experiential exhibits that shows that transformation of a small fishing village to a thriving metropolis.


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Fun-filled Weekend Activities

Fun-filled Weekend Activities

July is the only month since April that does not have any public holidays or long weekends. So while you work hard for the month, why not spend your weekend with all these activities to help you get rid of the stress from work!

1) Start your weekend with a great breakfast.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and nothing is better than having a plate of delicious Roti Prata in an air-conditioned restaurant. Springleaf Prata Place serves one of the best prata in Singapore. Together with a wide range of curries, you will be going back for seconds!

2) Enjoy a movie with your family

Now that your stomach is full with delicious prata, take a short break and enjoy a movie with your family. From the actions of Transformer and the high flying stunts of Spiderman to the mischievous antics of the Minions. There is a show suitable for everyone. So sit back and relax as you enjoy a wonderful show.

3) Bounce your way to the sky

Now that you have fully rested, it's time to jump up high at Bounce Singapore. Bounce Singapore is the ultimate indoor trampoline park in Singapore, with 8 different adventure zone, there is something caters to everyone in the family.

4) Tea time!

Having an afternoon tea at Arteastiq, located in the heart of Orchard Road, is a great way to relieve fatigue after jumping on trampoline. Enjoy a nice cup of refreshing ice tea while eating delicious food served on a tier stand.

5) Night belongs to the geeks

As the sun set, a saber lights up. The Saber Authority is the ONLY place in Singapore where you can duel your friends with sabers and learn the fine art of swordsmanship. The Saber Authority teaches authentic South-East Asia martial arts using a lightsaber! In the 1 hour lesson, you will get to swing a lightsaber and learn the basics of the martial art, finally ending the lesson with an adrenaline filled 1 on 1 duel. Geeking out has never been cooler.

6) End your day with an relaxing spa.

As your day comes to an end, why not have an relaxing soak? Yunomori Onsen and Spa is the first spa in South-East Asia to combine an Japanese hot spring with traditional Thai massages. Onsen baths are said to be able to relieve muscular tension, improve blood circulation and skin health. Combine with a full body Thai massage before or after the osen to help relax the muscles.

Get the most out of your weekend and let us help you enjoy all these activities in a single day! Book a vehicle from us and travel to all these activities with ease. Book one of our selected vehicle and enjoy a special discount off your daily rental! So what are you waiting for? Book your vehicle now and enjoy your fun-filled weekend!

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