The Gieshas and Maikos of Kyoto

She painted her face full white, put on some red lipstick, black and red accents on her eyes and eyebrows. Her hair was arranged to the most sophisticated Shimada hairstyle with a beautiful ornamented hair comb, a simple wig and hairpins. A beautiful black with red prints silk kimono was her choice for the night….

Backpacking Kyoto, Japan 3D – 4N Itinerary

Kyoto was the capital of ancient Japan for more than one thousand years and presently remained as the Capital of Kyoto Prefecture in the Kansai region. It is a known place to experience the old Japanese traditions which are shrouding around the atmosphere of the old city. A thousand-year old culture, beautiful Zen temples, gardens, shrines,…

Top 5 Tourist Destinations in Osaka, Japan

Osaka Castle – constructed in the 16th century, the castle is a famous  landmark not just in Osaka but in the whole of Japan. Inside the castle are important history bearing  artifacts on display for educational and amusement purposes.  Open Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 Entrance Fee: 600 yen Nishinomaru Garden – is a lawn garden…

Osaka, Japan: Travel Guide

I found Osaka overwhelming but incredibly organized in a way. Though a bit confusing at first, but it is one of the places that I would like to visit again. I loved how stores and restaurants are decorated with cartoons and special anime characters. Food is delectable and people are interesting. How to get there: By…

Japan Tourist Visa Application for Philippine Passport Holders

If you are a fan of manga, anime, or a travel enthusiast who wants to see more of the world, of course, Japan is in your travel bucket list. I applied for a tourist visa to Japan last July 2016 and I was glad that it wasn’t as difficult as I thought. To those who are planning to…