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The statue is based from one of the most popular Gundam model - the Mobile Suit Gundam RG/1/1 RX-78-2 (Odaiba, Tokyo) 16

Tokyo: Gundam at Odaiba

Whether you’re a fan or not, I’m sure you are familiar with the Gundam (ガンダム) anime series, or maybe their toy merchandises. And in the country where it was born, a life-size model was built in the Tokyo district of...

Shibuya Intersection, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan 8

Tokyo: Shibuya Scramble

Watching the street with pedestrians passing through is no fun, unless it’s the famous Shibuya Crossing. Shibuya is a ward or division of Tokyo, but also pertains to the popular entertainment and shopping place around the Shibuya Station. Shopping malls...

Akihabara (秋葉原) 5

Tokyo: Akihabara, Otaku’s Paradise

You might have watched the Yowamushi Pedal anime where the lead character Onoda Sakimichi is so addicted to anime that he frequently visits Akihabara to buy anime stuff. Akihabara is well known in Japan and overseas for being the center...

Hakone Ropeway, Hakone, Japan 0

Hakone: The Hakone Ropeway Ride

The Hakone Ropeway (箱根ロ-プウエイ) is part of the Hakone Round Course, a popular way to visit Hakone. It connects Sounzan Station (at the terminus of the Hakone Tozan Cablecar) with Togendai Station (at the shore of Lake Ashinoko) and stops...

Owakudani, Hakone, Japan 0

Hakone: Ōwakudani’s Black Eggs

Ōwakudani (大涌谷 lit. “Great Boiling Valley”) is a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was created around 3000 years ago, as a result of the explosion of the Hakone volcano. It...

Kakegawa Castle (掛川城, Kakegawa-jō), Shizouka, Japan 1

Kakegawa: Hilltop Castle of Kakegawa (掛川城)

The Kakegawa Castle (掛川城, Kakegawa-jō)  is a hilltop castle that can be found in Kakegawa City, at Shizouka Prefecture. Unlike most castles in Japan, the Kakegawa Castle is slightly smaller in size. But despite of its build, this castle can...

Hamamatsu, Shizouka, Japan 0

Hamamatsu: Stunning Cityscape at Act Tower

Located near the Hamamatsu Station is an iconic landmark of Hamamatsu City. This 45-storey tower resembles a giant harmonica especially when viewed from afar. This shows the strong relationship of the city with music, with some of the world’s leading...

Hamamatsu Castle (浜松城 Hamamatsu-jō), Hamamatsu, Japan 2

Hamamatsu: The Black Castle of Hamamatsu (浜松城)

Another hilltop castle (浜松城 Hamamatsu-jō) can be found standing on a small park accessible by a short bus ride from Hamamatsu Station. One of the most distinguished feature of the castle is the black paint on the castle keep. Though it...

Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺, Kyoto, Japan, Tupanggala, Pinoy Travel, 1

Kyoto: Kinkakuji, The Golden Pavilion (金閣寺)

Perhaps one of the most remarkable landmarks of Kyoto. The gold-leaf-covered temple is often depicted with its reflection from the Kokochi or “mirror pond” and surrounded by small rocks and pine trees. The Kinkakuji (金閣寺, literally “Temple of the Golden Pavilion”)...

Osaka, Japan

Osaka: Kita District Cityscape

Perhaps virtually every city in Japan has an observation deck in at least one of its towers. When the flock had the chance to visit Osaka we didn’t waste our chance to visit one of its observation decks: the Umeda...

Universal Studios Japan ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン (Osaka, Japan) 0

Osaka: Universal Studios Japan

Located at the Osaka Bay Area, the Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン Yunibāsaru Sutajio Japan) is just one of the four Universal Studios theme parks in the world and the first one in Asia. Opened in 2001, it is said to have...