OSAKA TRAVEL GUIDE (BUDGET + ITINERARY)

Osaka, Japan is a lively city blessed with dumbfounding infrastructures, well-edited shops, food haven, stylish hostels, and astonishingly spotless streets! Adding up to its allure are the utterly helpful and disciplined Japanese.  Here's a travel guide blog to help...

KANSAI ITINERARY: Osaka – Nara – Mie, JAPAN

With its own unmistakable culture, landscape, and mythological history, it’s no surprise that Kansai, Japan’s most popular region, has long been a magnet of tourists. For first-timers in Japan, Osaka and Kyoto would easily be on top of the itinerary, but there’s more...

NAGOYA TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 (Budget + Itinerary)

Nagoya is booming. Much of the buzz in Japan's 4th largest city is due to the fact that it is home to some of the world's biggest automobile companies such as Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda. These companies helped shaped Nagoya's landscape. Perhaps because of its...

SUWA TRAVEL GUIDE ( BUDGET + ITINERARY)

Suwa, Nagano is an underrated beauty. This is a place with a history and mythology just as dramatic as its scenery.  I felt the change of pace as soon as I arrived here. Suwa has this tranquil atmosphere, the city is brimming with temples, forest-fringed mountains,...

ZENKOJI TEMPLE: TRAVEL GUIDE

While Buddha was born in India (which is now southern Nepal) in 563 BC, he traveled extensively, spreading his teachings to his disciples. His life stories and teachings having influenced millions of people in Asia, including Japan. Enshrined in Zenkoji Temple in...

SAPPORO TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

This is a detailed SAPPORO TRAVEL GUIDE blog with sample SAPPORO ITINERARY and budget, top things to do, budget hotels, Sapporo travel tips, etc. Sapporo is an urbanite’s dream. Its finger is on the pulse, constantly embracing new developments, but somehow, it doesn’t...

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SUWA TRAVEL GUIDE ( BUDGET + ITINERARY)

SUWA TRAVEL GUIDE ( BUDGET + ITINERARY)

Suwa, Nagano is an underrated beauty. This is a place with a history and mythology just as dramatic as its scenery.  I felt the change of pace as soon as I arrived here. Suwa has this tranquil atmosphere, the city is brimming with temples, forest-fringed mountains,...

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ZENKOJI TEMPLE: TRAVEL GUIDE

ZENKOJI TEMPLE: TRAVEL GUIDE

While Buddha was born in India (which is now southern Nepal) in 563 BC, he traveled extensively, spreading his teachings to his disciples. His life stories and teachings having influenced millions of people in Asia, including Japan. Enshrined in Zenkoji Temple in...

read more
HOW TO APPLY FOR A TAIWAN VISA FOR FILIPINOS

HOW TO APPLY FOR A TAIWAN VISA FOR FILIPINOS

When news of visa-free entry to Taiwan for Filipinos came out, airlines started offering seat sales to Taiwan.   Good news is, the visa-free travel for Filipinos/Philippine Passport holders will be extended until July 31, 2019.  Taiwan just recently extended visa-free...

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MATSUMOTO TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) BLOG

This is a detailed MATSUMOTO ITINERARY + MATSUMOTO TRAVEL GUIDE blog with sample budget, things to do in Matsumoto, Matsumoto side trips, and where to stay in Matsumoto.  It’s time to put Matsumoto on your Japan trip radar. This clean and orderly city at the heart of...

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HAKUBA TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

Growing up in a tropical island, I never really had the chance to try skiing. It’s one of the sports that I’ve always wanted to try. So, when I had the chance to visit northern Japan this year for winter, I’ve included that on my things to do. Thankfully, I got an...

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SAPPORO TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

This is a detailed SAPPORO TRAVEL GUIDE blog with sample SAPPORO ITINERARY and budget, top things to do, budget hotels, Sapporo travel tips, etc. Sapporo is an urbanite’s dream. Its finger is on the pulse, constantly embracing new developments, but somehow, it doesn’t...

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A few days stay in PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan trip is all it takes to set your heart racing.  There are plenty of things to do in Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan that will make one’s trip here truly unforgettable. Thankfully, it has managed to preserve its...

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MALAPASCUA ISLAND: Travel Guide 2019 (Budget + Itinerary)

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