Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Summer in Japan: Itinerary 8D7N 5Cities

Here's the itinerary of our trip (sorry for the small text, i don't know how could I upload a file):



Below is the actual 
ALL-IN! summary expenses in Japan. 8 days and 7 night, 5 cities (Osaka, Shinosaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara) 




NB. We didn't religiously follow our itinerary, we skip himeji, some temples and museum in kyoto entrances but at least we visited 5 tourist spot in kyoto per day :). This trip is a dream come true to me, its a childhood dream that turns into reality. I'll be back in Japan maybe on a cherry blossom season or winter.





Backtrack:
How to apply and get a Japanese Tourist Visa
Summer in Japan: Shin-osaka apartment
Summer in Japan: Reference
Summer in Japan: Transpo HARUKA-ICOCA and KYOTO bus unli
Summer in Japan: Day 1 Soribashi - Shitennoji - Osaka Castle - Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori - Umeda Sky Buiding
Summer in Japan: Day 2 - Nijo Castle - Kinkakuji - Ginakakuji - Marayuma Park - Gion Corner
Summer in Japan: Day 3 - Tenryuji Temple - Arashiyama (Bamboo Groves) - Toji Temple - Tofukuji Temple - Fushimi Inari Shrine
Summer in Japan: Day 4 - USJ 
Summer in Japan: Day 5 - KOBE
Summer in Japan: Day 6 - Nara
Summer in Japan: Itinerary 8D7N 5Cities

Friday, September 18, 2015

Summer in Japan: Day 6 - Nara

Oh deer! in Nara, Japan - it's like Christmas here even though it's summer :)

This is our last day activity in japan.


According to local folklore, deer from this area were considered sacred due to a visit from Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto, one of the four gods of Kasuga Shrine. He was said to have been invited from Kashima, Ibaraki, and appeared on Mt. Mikasa-yama riding a white deer. From that point, the deer were considered divine and sacred by both Kasuga Shrine and Kōfuku-ji. Killing one of these sacred deer was a capital offense punishable by death up until 1637, the last recorded date of a breach of that law. - wikipedia















cute cute wooden prayer in nara


Hmm they look like a doll..... cute voodoo doll. *peace*


Feed me human!


  
JPY150 for the cookies. Don't near the deer if you are holding your own food they might think its there food. 





There's a establishments near the station


satisfy our tummy with this authentic udon and okinomiyaki :)


Transpo Computation:

NB. Nara has museum free for all the tourist but we didn't push through because our plan is go back to dotonburi/shinshibashi to buy pasalubong. But we end up buy pasalubong in nara just near kintatsu station, imo, its more cheaper and stress-free than dotonburi/shinshibashi. :)




Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Summer in Japan: Day 5 - KOBE

The original plan in day 5 was we have to go to Himeji and kobe, but we decided to exclude himeji because it's too far and in our opinion himeji castle is look like osaka castle :). Instead we decided to go to kobe and we are lucky because Umie mall is having 1 day sale that time :)



While waiting of rhis (rinna's friend) in Umie mall, its time to buy pasalubong and because its sale I hoarded walking shorts in H&M for only JPY500 per shorts.amazing right?! Buti nalang may size para saken :)  Hindi ka makakabili sa pinas ng worth PHP200 na H&M. Dun ko lang nalaman na local store yun ng JP.:p


Remaining structures of Kobe earthquake 




Harbor Park


Kobe Buddies with rhis thanks for the tour sis! :)


#feelinglegit moment! Otaku mode:) 



at China town :) We just walk from umie mall to china town.
Now I know why Japanese are slim. #morewalkmorefun 
#cryingfeet


 
#feelinglegit tonkatso yumyum!! I will not recommend a name of restaurant not because of the bad service but because I can't pronounce the name of the resto its japanese hehe, we just look at the menus and sample display in front of the store and we just enter and order the food. :)

  
Hmmm now where are we?


Ending the night drinking Sake and Asahi beer! :) S*** di na ako makita.. walang flash haha

Transpo Computation:
Shinosaka - Kobe = 550
Kobe - shinoska    =550
Total                JPY 1100 or PHP 408.01

NB. Our food budget per day is JPY3000 per head, good for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, but in our case thats a lot. You can buy a meal (rice meal hehe) for less than JPY500. I just observed, tourist spot like kyoto and osaka has higher rate unlike in kobe and shinosaka. 



Backtrack:
How to apply and get a Japanese Tourist Visa
Summer in Japan: Shin-osaka apartment
Summer in Japan: Reference
Summer in Japan: Transpo HARUKA-ICOCA and KYOTO bus unli
Summer in Japan: Day 1 Soribashi - Shitennoji - Osaka Castle - Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori - Umeda Sky Buiding
Summer in Japan: Day 2 - Nijo Castle - Kinkakuji - Ginakakuji - Marayuma Park - Gion Corner
Summer in Japan: Day 3 - Tenryuji Temple - Arashiyama (Bamboo Groves) - Toji Temple - Tofukuji Temple - Fushimi Inari Shrine
Summer in Japan: Day 4 - USJ 
Summer in Japan: Day 5 - KOBE
Summer in Japan: Day 6 - Nara
Summer in Japan: Itinerary 8D7N 5Cities

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Summer in Japan: Day 4 - USJ

Universal Studios Japan is the most expensive entrance fee in our itinerary JPY7200 but our heart filled of joy and we're like kids searching for more rides. 


  
 



Obligatory photo op! hahaha



Yes! Its a butterbeer! drinking this is #feelinglegit. :P  


Babaababababnana - minion


American size burger yummmm!




Night parade

Luffy!

Action figure :)

Transpo Computation:



NB. Expect crowds in USJ, the gate is opened by 9 am. Night parade @ 8:00pm? For all Harry Potter fans, this must first in your list! visiting this theme park is for you! It makes you feel like a student of Hogwarts.:)  It took 1-2 hours queued in line for every rides. 



Backtrack:
How to apply and get a Japanese Tourist Visa
Summer in Japan: Shin-osaka apartment
Summer in Japan: Reference
Summer in Japan: Transpo HARUKA-ICOCA and KYOTO bus unli
Summer in Japan: Day 1 Soribashi - Shitennoji - Osaka Castle - Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori - Umeda Sky Buiding
Summer in Japan: Day 2 - Nijo Castle - Kinkakuji - Ginakakuji - Marayuma Park - Gion Corner
Summer in Japan: Day 3 - Tenryuji Temple - Arashiyama (Bamboo Groves) - Toji Temple - Tofukuji Temple - Fushimi Inari Shrine
Summer in Japan: Day 4 - USJ 
Summer in Japan: Day 5 - KOBE
Summer in Japan: Day 6 - Nara
Summer in Japan: Itinerary 8D7N 5Cities

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