Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) Miyajima, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref., Japan 0

Miyajima: Floating Torii of Itsukushima Shrine

You’ve seen this iconic image in other media, but you don’t know it by name. This is the centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社, Itsukushima Jinja), located in Itsukushima Island (popularly known as Miyajima) in the city of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture. The...

Hiroshima, Japan 1

Hiroshima: Top 10 Things To Do

It is said that the first settlers of what was now Hiroshima came during the 6th or 7th centuries. In 1589, it started to prosper under the feudal lord Mori Terumoto, who foresaw the castle’s construction and gave the city...

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...

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”)...