Tagged: Shrine

Kakegawa Castle (掛川城, Kakegawa-jō), Shizouka, Japan 1

Kakegawa: Hilltop Castle of Kakegawa (掛川城)

The Kakegawa Castle (掛川城, Kakegawa-jō)  is a hilltop castle that can be found in Kakegawa City, at Shizouka Prefecture. Unlike most castles in Japan, the Kakegawa Castle is slightly smaller in size. But despite of its build, this castle can...

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...

Capas National Shrine 11

Capas: Honouring the Fallen at Capas Shrine

I admit that I am a history buff. Especially, when it is about the Philippine history. That’s why visiting historical places gives me excitement and thrill. But for our destination, Capas Shrine, what we felt is not excitement, but reverence....

Korea War Memorial 7

Seoul: Immortalizing Heroes at Korea War Memorial

We’re already been in Seoul, so we wasted no opportunity in visiting the Korea War Memorial. That’s why immediately after buying some computer electronic stuff in Yongsan (considered the Greenhills/Gilmore of Seoul), we were invited by our friend to go...