Japan II: A day with the deer

Can somebody please explain to me why people find a deer lovely? Yes, they are cute. They are also lovely to look at and you can see the kindness in their eyes. But for a wild animal, they can attack, bite, and harass you. Not as lovely as you thought, right? We took a trip…

Japan II: My first snow experience

One on my life goals is to experience snow. And I have been dreaming about it ever since I was little. I could still remember shredding Styrofoams and pretend they were snowflakes. Yes, Styrofoam is the poor man’s snow. Growing up in a tropical country, I was deprived from winter and snow. Which is why…

Japan Chronicles: My 8-day 4-City Expenses

Hello Guys! As promised from my previous blog, I am sharing with you the expenses incurred from my visit in Japan. This is a testament that Japan is not an expensive city as long as you know where to eat, what to buy and how to save. If your location has a direct flight to Japan,…

Japan Chronicles: My 8-day Itinerary

Kon’nichiwa! Now to end my Japan Chronicles, I am sharing with you my itinerary and incurred expenses in my 8-day tour in the beautiful country of Japan. Now, remember, the itinerary that I will be sharing can be your basis should you have future trips to Japan, but you can always add some trips in…

Japan Trip After movie

Hey guys! I created an after movie for my Japan trip. It’s a compilation of all the places I went to last Autumn. I had so much fun (alone) visiting Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo. Of course, I also met some Japanese and foreign friends who has helped me navigate the places I visited. Also…

Japan Chronicles: Tokyo

  Moshi Moshi! This is the last of my 4-city tour in the majestic Japan. Of course, thou shall not miss Tokyo – the center of everything Japanese! Other travelers would often say that going to Osaka and Kyoto are good enough for a fine Japanese experience. But I say, a tour without Tokyo is…

Japan Chronicles: Kyoto

Of all the places I visited in Japan, nothing comes close to the charm that Kyoto brings. And it does not only charm you with its beauty, but it takes you back to the old Japan. Imagine this: you are walking along a pathway surrounded by bamboos, then suddenly you see Geishas passing by. How cool…

Japan Chronicles: Hiroshima

Whenever I think about Japan, I think about WW2, then I think about the atomic bomb, which leads me to Hiroshima. Part of my itinerary was to visit Hiroshima – one of the oldest cities in Japan. Why visit the place? Because the city has always been part of our history books in high school…

Japan Chronicles: Osaka

Of all the travels I made over the past 3 years, Japan has been the most amazing country that I have visited so far. The country boasts with so many things to offer. Food is amazing, the culture is rich and the people are the nicest, ever! As I was in Japan, I thought that…

How to acquire a Japanese Visa (for Filipinos)

Japan, the land of the rising sun. Often known to be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Asia. But i have to tell you, totally untrue! How this Japan craze started: Cebu Pacific threw a piso fare promo (tadaaah) and I was itching to travel again. I don’t want to revisit the places I…