AirAsia Philippines opens new route flying to Osaka, Japan

Osaka is one of the greatest cities I highly recommend you visit if you wanna experience the best of Japan. If you’re worried it would cost you too much, I assure you there are ways to travel on a budget even in this expensive city. You can start by booking cheap flights. Now, you have …

Preparing for Japan Travel: Where to Buy Japanese Yen in Manila

[2019 UPDATE] Hello everyone! I’m here in Osaka now. I still can’t believe I’m actually writing this on a couch, in Starbucks next to Umeda Arts Theater while staring at the most fashionable Japanese winter OOTDs  I’ve seen so far… OHEHMGEEE!!! Winter is real! In front of Starbucks near Umeda Arts Theater My JAPAN winter …

How to apply for Japan Tourist Visa for Filipinos

I tried to re-apply for Japan Tourist Visa for my trip this coming October. Again, I submitted all the required documents to Reli Tours & Travel Agency and got my passport back 3 days after! Here are some changes I noticed: (1) I didn’t need to submit NSO birth certificate this time (Birth certificate section …

Estimated Budget for Japan Trip

Sika Deer in Nara Park How much pocket money do you need for a decent travel to Japan? A lot of my friends have been asking me about the cost of my Japan trip and about how much money they need to prepare to visit Japan, and I’ve always replied: it depends. The travel cost can be …

Chasing Unkai in Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

View of Hoshino Resort from Mt. Tomamu It’s been my dream to see Unkai in Japan. Funny to admit but the dream is kind of big. In fact, I’d been hopeful and “redundant” about it that whenever I talk to someone from Japan, the conversation would involve something like this, “I wanna see the Unkai”  …

Photographing Farm Tomita in September

I used my zoom lens to shoot most of the photos. Was not so fortunate to see a field of lavender. They were harvested long before our visit.  Apparently Farm Tomita is founded in 1958 Interesting ceiling decorations is this bonsai or what apples! hiropi taking photos flower bands The lavenders inside the greenhouse This is …

Dream-filled Experience at Tokyo DisneySea

On my third week in Japan, I moved to Kanto region to visit Chiba and Tokyo, wander around, and hang out with my Japanese friends… I initially planned to go to Tokyo Disneyland on a weekday but ended up at Tokyo DisneySea (TDS) partly due to an unbelievable number of crowd queuing in front of …

5 Must-Visit Autumn Leaf Viewing Spots in Japan

If nature tripping is your kind of recreation and you adore trees, then you should visit some autumn leaf viewing spots in Japan. Why Japan? Why in autumn? You might ask me…  Why not?!!  Real talk though, Japan is an excellent tourist destination. I’ve probably mentioned this a lot of times–the transportation, security level, food, spots and …

Nabana no Sato: Japan’s Most Beautiful Light Show in Winter

100 meter tunnel of lights in Nabana No Sato While visiting Mie, I was determined to see Nagashima Spaland. I didn’t have the idea on how to get there, only the thought of beating my (photoblogger) friend Daurin’s swag photo on the Steel Dragon 2000. Unfortunately, the theme park was unavailable during my time of …

Must Try in Japan: KARAOKE

Follow my blog with Bloglovin What better way to try Karaoke than in Japan? Fact 1: Karaoke originated from Japan, not in the Philippines. Fact 2: It’s cheaper to enjoy Karaoke in Japan than in Manila (or probably than anywhere else). I was surprised by the cost of the Karaoke room rental in Yokkaichi. For …