Tagged: Shrine

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...

Tirad Pass National Park, Gregorio Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur 3

Trek to Historic Tirad Pass

Located in the mountainous town of Gregorio del Pilar, it is the site of the infamous Battle of Tirad Pass where valiant Filipinos led by General Gregorio del Pilar defended General Emilio Aguinaldo from the advancing American forces. It is...

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...

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...

Osu Kannon Temple (Nagoya, Japan) 4

Hodgepodge of Fashion and Culture at Osu District

A visit to Nagoya will never be complete without visiting the Osu District. If Tokyo has the Akihabara and Osaka has the Denden Town, Osu serves as their counterparts in Nagoya. OSU SHOPPING DISTRICT Osu Shopping District is a popular shopping...