Edo Castle (江戸城 Edo-jō) Tokyo, Japan, History, Japanese 1

Tokyo: Edo Castle AKA Tokyo Castle (江戸城)

A visit to a Japanese city is not complete without visiting its landmark castle. A visit to these Shogunate-era structures are among the favorite activities of the flock. And to our excitement, we learned that the Japanese capital, Tokyo, has...

Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, Japan 1

Tokyo: Towering Tokyo Skytree

One of the most famous tourist attractions of any city is their tallest structures. In Tokyo, its tallest structure is the Tokyo Sky Tree (東京スカイツリー), towering at 630 meters above ground. It is also the second tallest structure in the...

Zojoji Temple, Tokyo Tower, Minato, Japan 0

Tokyo: Zojoji Temple and Tokyo Tower

In the Minato ward of Tokyo are two sites worth visiting: the Zojoji Temple and the Tokyo Tower. These two sites, respectively representing the traditional and a more modern side of Japan, are located adjacent to each other, so you...

NHK Headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo (NHK Studio Park, Tokyo, Japan) 1

Tokyo: NHK Studio Park

The Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, known as Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK, 日本放送協会), is the national public broadcaster of Japan. It has been in existence since 1924, with regular television broadcasts beginning in 1953. We have a couple of friends working in...

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) 4

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...

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...

Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺, Kyoto, Japan, Tupanggala, Pinoy Travel, 0

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”)...