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Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan

The Osaka Castle or Ōsakajō is one of the many landmarks one must visit in Osaka. The castle which was built in 1583, thanks to Hideyoshi Toyotomi, was considered to be the largest castle at that time. In today’s time, the castle was turned to a museum containing information about the castle’s history. Tourists and locals […]

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The Ultimate Six-Day Japan Itinerary

Only got less than a week to spend in Japan? Not sure how to plan an itinerary or what to see/where to go/what to do during your limited time in the Land of the Rising Sun? Worry not for I’ve got you covered! Here is a suggested itinerary you can use when you visit Japan. […]

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Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan

If you love fish or want to get your hands on the freshest sushi of your life, you must go to Tsukiji Fish Market. It is Tokyo’s (perhaps Japan‘s) largest wholesale fish market but they also sell fruits and vegetables. In here you may see a live tuna auction, eat sushi for breakfast, or shop […]

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Here’s why you should get a Suica (or Pasmo) card in Japan

There are two train companies in Tokyo, the Metro Subway and Japan Rail East. If you have a JR pass, you don’t have to worry about buying a train ticket when you ride any JR trains since your JR pass will allow you to have unlimited rides to any of their trains (including shinkansen or […]

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47 photos that will make you want to visit Japan ASAP

I am not going to lie, Japan is my favourite country in the world. I feel so bad saying that and I feel like I am betraying my home country, the Philippines, and my adoptive home country, Canada. However, Japan is the only country I’ve been to that I miss every day and desire to […]

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Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Aside from the Fushimi Inari Shrine (which was number 1 on my Kyoto must-see list), I also wanted to see the Kinkaku-ji or the Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple located in Northern Kyoto. I have seen pictures of it from my friends’ travels and online and it has always captivated me. David and I got […]

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Dressing Up in a Yukata in Japan

There are many awesome things you can do in Japan that you can’t do in other countries including Mario Kart racing, having dinner with a maiko, and going on an all-you-can-drink sake tour. As for me, I have made it my goal to wear a kimono or a yukata when I visit Japan. I just […]

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Budget Breakdown for My Six-Day Trip to Japan in the Summer

This a complete budget guide for a six-day trip to Japan in 2016. *I have listed all my expenses but for instances where I split the cost with my boyfriend, I have indicated it and computed it to show the cost per person. The grand total found below will show how much I spent for […]

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Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

What started my fascination with Japan was after I read the book Memoirs of a Geisha. I have always been a bibliophile and I always make sure that I read the book first before watching the movie version. However, the movie Memoirs of a Geisha painted a more colourful picture of Japan in my mind […]

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Why we decided to get a Japan Rail Pass and why you should, too!

With only four full days in Japan, we originally planned to just explore Tokyo for two days, spend one day in Tokyo Disney Sea, and then go on a day trip to Kyoto. With that travel itinerary in mind, we set out to do our research to find out how much a return train ticket […]

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