Category: Japan

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Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan

It’s the most frantic pedestrian crossing in the entire world. Movies like “The Fast and the Furious” and “Lost in Translation” have featured this very busy, famous intersection. The Shibuya Crossing, also referred to as “The Scramble,” is located in Shibuya, one of Tokyo, Japan’s special wards. The Shibuya Crossing...

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How to pay your Philippine travel taxes online

Here in the Philippines, individuals who leave the country need to pay travel taxes. The Philippine travel tax is actually a levy imposed by the government. Filipino citizens, foreign passport holders and non-immigrant foreign passport holders who have stayed in the country for more than one year are usually required...

Cat Cafe Calico in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

During our trip to Japan, we just had to visit a cat cafe. To visit at least one cat cafe was definitely a part of our Japan itinerary. We chose Calico Cat Cafe, one of the most popular cat cafes (I read somewhere it’s the oldest, too) in Tokyo, Japan....

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Finding the Godzilla themed hotel in Tokyo Japan

We found Godzilla! Yup, my brothers and I found Godzilla in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan! A Godzilla-themed hotel, that is 🙂 Even though it was really pretty cold that night, I asked my brothers if they wanted to look for Hotel Gracery in the Kabukicho District in Shinjuku. It’s the hotel...

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Kamukura Ramen in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan for yummy, cheap eats

My brothers and I spent our first evening in Japan in Shibuya, one of Tokyo‘s special wards. I was really looking forward to spending time in Shibuya especially since it’s one of Tokyo’s busiest districts. You can read more about our fun Shibuya escapades. Anyway, while my brothers and I...

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Nakamise Street for souvenir hunting in #Tokyo #Japan

Hunting for souvenirs in Tokyo, Japan can be done in the district of Asakusa, which is considered the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (“low city”). In Asakusa, the main attraction is the Sensoji Temple. However, before you reach this very popular Buddhist temple, you need to pass through Nakamise Street. This...

Where To Stay In Tokyo #Japan : Oak Hostel Cabin #travel

For many travelers like myself, Japan can be quite an expensive place to visit. However, this does not mean that there aren’t any ways for us to save especially on accommodations. There are actually many cheap hotels in Japan that you can choose from. You can stay in a stylish...

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Cheap Way To Travel From Narita To Tokyo

Yes, it’s true. Japan is truly an expensive city BUT if you know where to look and how to follow instructions and, more especially, if you have cool travel aficionado friends who generously share tips, then you can certainly still travel to Japan on the cheap. I got this very...

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How to apply for Japan visa in the Philippines

When I started preparing documents for my Japan tourist visa, I somehow knew what to expect. In fact, the process was pretty similar to getting my tourist visa to Korea except for one major difference, which you’ll find out later 🙂 Anyway, here’s how to apply for a Japan tourist...

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Back from Japan!

I’m back home from a much-needed vacation to Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. I’m still on a natural high, after having spent one glorious week there! I visited three major places in Japan – Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. It was an all DIY, budget trip. And, yes, I’ll...

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