Category: Japan

Before You Leave: Your Ultimate Japan Trip Checklist

Ready to go on your much awaited ultimate Japan trip? Hang on! Japan is a truly exciting place to take a trip in, but there are few important things to tick off your checklist before you leave to ensure that you enjoy and maximize your Japan trip. ...

My Seven-Day, Culture-Packed Japan Travel Chronicle

My trip to Japan this year has been an incredible experience. My posts on my personal Facebook page has gotten a lot of attention, with many of my friends asking how I managed to discover and experience the unique culture of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka ...

A Guide to Sleeping in Japan

Japan is undoubtedly one of the most expensive countries in the world to visit and sleep in. Do not worry; locals share the same sentiment as well. Japan is a sleep deprived country, and people there tend to take advantage of sleep whenever they can ...

Guaranteed Tips on Geisha Hunting in Kyoto

For most foreigners, going to Kyoto to spot a Geisha tops the list as the ultimate cultural experience when visiting Japan. The mystery of the Geisha puts them on the top of the bucket list for many tourists, but the ever elusive Geisha makes it a ...

Inside: A 101-Year Old Ryokan (Traditional Japanese Inn)

I can’t believe I’m now back in the Philippines writing about my unforgettable stay at Amami Onsen Nanten-en in Japan. My experience is so fresh I can still feel the atmosphere and impeccable service that left me feeling spoiled. Anyway, here’s a ...

How to Buy & Use Japan’s JR Pass

For those of you who are planning on taking that long desired trip (not to mention very expensive) to Japan, trying to keep commuting expenses at a minimum by just obtaining a JR Pass can be a money saver and at the same time such a pain in the a**. ...

How to Easily Apply for a Japan Tourist Visa (and some tips…)

It was really great news when Japan announced last year that the Japanese Government will be relaxing the visa requirements for us Filipinos. Most of us are really excited in visiting Japan - so here are the simple requirements in getting a Japan ...

How I Booked My Overnight Stay at Amami Onsen Nanten-en

Okay so my bro who works in the Osaka area of Japan and I were crazily and pointlessly talking over the Viber app about touring Japan (which we did not know would really happen at that time) two weeks ago when he sent me this photo he has taken when ...

Airport stopover? Who says it’s boring?

Welcome Sign at Tokyo Narita Airport I can say I've been to Japan literally, but I've never been outside the walls of its hi-tech airport. We had a 3 hour stop over at Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) when we went for a vacation in sunny ...

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