Tagged: Abroad

Fushimi-Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, Tupanggala, Shrine, Torii, Zen, Buddhism 0

Fushimi-Inari Shrine: Land of the Thousand Torii

It’s unimaginable for a tourist that has been to Kyoto but missed Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社), for it is the most important Shinto Shrine in Southern Kyoto. The place is known for its countless redish torii which are spread along...

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

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...

Osaka Castle, 大阪城, Ōsakajō, Osaka, Japan 0

Osaka Castle (大阪城)

One of the most famous landmarks of any major city are their historic pre-Meiji-era castle. Being in Osaka, we wasted no time visiting is its own castle, the Osaka Castle (大阪城, Osaka-jo). We made our trip quite early, at about...

Asakusa (浅草), Tokyo, Japan, Kaminarimon, Senso-ji, Hozomon, Tupanggala 0

Shopping and Sightseeing at Asakusa District

The district of Asakusa is one of the places to spend for those who want a more traditional Japanese atmosphere in Tokyo. The district is located in what is collectively known as Shitamachi, meaning “low city”, referring to the low...

NHK Headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo (NHK Studio Park, Tokyo, Japan) 0

Meet Domo-kun at 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...

Cats! Cats! Cats! Caaaaats!(Gotokuji Temple, Tokyo) 0

Gotokuji Temple and the Legend of the Beckoning Cat

I know you’re very familiar with the beckoning lucky cat that greets customers in stores in Divisoria, Binondo or in any Filipino-Chinese-owned stores. These cat figures are considered to be lucky as it is believed to be encouraging customers and...

The statue is based from one of the most popular Gundam model - the Mobile Suit Gundam RG/1/1 RX-78-2 (Odaiba, Tokyo) 8

Ginormous 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...

Sakae District, Nagoya, Japan 5

Wandering Around Nagoya’s Sakae District

Located two kilometers east of Nagoya Station, this downtown district is surrounded with a department stores and a variety of shops. And due to its close proximity with our Conference venue, this became our place to hang out during our...