Day 1 – Nagoya-Tokyo

Our entry and exit point was at Nagoya. We arrived at Chubu International Airport around 5:30am. We ate breakfast at the airport and boarded the airport limousine bus at 9:15am. We arrived at Nagoya Station by 10:30am and walked towards the Willer Express Bus station in Nagoya Sasashime Live Station where we waited for the […]

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Day 2 – Tokyo Disney Sea

If you do not know it yet, Tokyo’s Disney Sea is the only one of its kind in the world. We went to Tokyo Disney Land last time so we went to Disney Sea this time around. The world of Disney is hard not to love. Themed rides and pavilions, colorful balloons, adorable cartoon characters… […]

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Day 3 – Tsukiji – Ginza – Asakusa – Shibuya

Day 3 in Tokyo started with some yoga exercises before heading for Tsukiji Fish Market. We walked around the market to check out the stalls and food. When we finally found a small restaurant, I was surprised to see that it was the exact same place where we ate 3 years ago! We headed to […]

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Day 4 – Akihabara – Tokyo SkyTree

Akihabara was first on our itinerary for Day 4. I wanted us to enjoy Akihabara fresh and full of energy, unlike the last time where we were so tired and exhausted. I was on a hunt for a tamagotchi but saw none (I wasn’t looking that hard). We walked around for an hour or so, […]

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Day 5 – Hakone – Mt. Fuji

We joined a guided tour to Mt. Fuji that started at Shinjuku Washington Hotel. We relaxed on a two-hour coach ride to Odawara located in Kanagawa Prefecture. The guide told us we’ll get 3 chances to see Mt. Fuji, one on the way to Odawara (in the bus), one at Lake Ashi, and one at […]

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Day 6 – Osaka

It was already 8:00AM when we arrived at the Willer Express Bus Station in Umeda Sky Building. I used my trusted Google Maps to wheel our way to our home in Osaka, Drop-Inn. It was a little far off from the train station, but it was clean and cozy. I chose it for its proximity […]

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Day 7 – Universal Studios Japan (aka “The Game Plan”)

This day would turn out as one of the most (if not the most) memorable in our 9-day trip in Japan. A trip would never be complete without bloopers. Misadventures make trips (more) memorable, and though I (try) to plan out EVERYTHING for our trips, we almost always find ourselves in situations that are quite […]

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Day 8 – Back to Nagoya

We were set to return to Nagoya via Willer Express Bus and spend some time to rest and relax after USJ. For the last time we boarded the Willer Express Bus from Osaka to Nagoya which only took about 3.5 hours. We were dropped off at Nagoya Station and had to take a cab to […]

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Day 9 – Arigato, Japan!

Part of the reason why I pushed for Nagoya Tokyu Hotel aside from its grandeur, was because the airport limousine bus stops at this hotel to and from the airport. Yes! When you’re traveling with a big group, you have to think of ways on how to maximize enjoyment and minimize the effort. Haha! The […]

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Japan Take 2

Ahhh, Japan. I have no words to describe how I feel when I think about you. I’ve never really considered living abroad until 2014 when we got lucky the first time we set foot on the Land of the Rising Sun. I would move here if I get a chance (peace, parents). Friendly people, rich […]

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