Tagged: History

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 Castle, 大阪城, Ōsakajō, Osaka, Japan 0

Osaka: Exploring Osaka Castle (大阪城)

One of the most famous landmarks of any major Japanese city is 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...

Sakae District, Nagoya, Japan 8

Nagoya: Wandering Around 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...

As the sun gracefully exits, colorful clouds emerge (San Jose, Tarlac) 10

San Jose: Chasing Sunset at the Lake

After meditating and trekking at Mt. Resurrection where the famous Monasterio de Tarlac is located, we thought of going back to Tarlac City. As we travelled on our way, we saw a shepherd tending his flock of sheep. We were...

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Makati: Buendia Cityscape

One of the places I am fond of visiting are observation decks. From here, high from the ground level, you can see your alternative point of view. However, there are not much view decks in Metro Manila, aside from a...

Callao Cave Eco-Tourism Zone, Peñablanca, Cagayan 7

Peñablanca: Captivating Callao Cave

I first saw the Callao Cave in our elementary school textbooks, so when we were given a chance to go here our senses were captivated by its hidden beauty. No wonder why this became a primary and famous natural tourist...