Some Useful Tips from our Japan Trip

Here, we compiled some tips that we really find useful when we were in Japan, all of which are based on our personal experience during our 8-day trip.

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Japan Itinerary: 4 Cities in 8 Days during Sakura Season

Visited 4 cities: Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, and Tokyo on April 09 – 16, 2017.

We started browsing for our Japan trip as early as 4 months prior to our travel period. It was more of just bookmarking websites and clipping articles and blogs through OneNote. Then, it took us several weeks of serious researching to finally come up with the itinerary as detailed as below.  You might think that it’s kinda overkill, but trust us it will be a great help especially if you’re in a country where people speak very little to no English at all. While quite a handful that we asked somehow understood us, we on the other hand, had a hard time understanding them. So even though they’re very much willing to help especially when giving directions, the language becomes a barrier, hence getting lost will certainly take up a portion of your time.

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Guevarra’s by Chef Laudico – San Juan

We found out about this place while searching for best-value buffet restaurants. Eager to know if it’s worthy of its good reviews online, we decided to try it right away. Guevarra’s is a restaurant owned by Chef Laudico who became known for his participation in the TV show – MasterChef Pinoy Edition.

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Haru Sushi Bar & Restaurant – Kapitolyo, Pasig

Alright, we have a long queue of food and restaurants to write about. But this one can’t wait anymore, and we’re excited to share it with you. If you’re quite a follower of our food reviews, we try as much as possible to visit the restaurant at least twice before making a review. So just last month we were able to dine again at Haru Sushi Bar to fix our Japanese cravings. Here is a combined review of our 2 visits.

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Family Getaway at Tambaron Island – Bulalacao, Mindoro

Travel dates: June 11- 14, 2015.

We came all the way from Manila, and it took us a total of 12 hours to get to Tambaron island. We left Manila at 4:00 AM and arrived in Bulalacao around 4:00 PM. But I believe the travel time from Manila to Bulalacao should only take around 8-9 hours. It took us so long because of our sidetrip at Calapan City and the many stopovers that we had.

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Food adventure and pasalubong shopping in Coron, Palawan

We’ve compiled a list of restaurants based on our own research and suggestions from friends. But we hadn’t finalized it yet until we arrived in Coron as we wanted to include suggestions from the locals there.

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Coron, Palawan: Island Hopping and Town Tour (3D/2N)

There’s so much to see in Coron. It has beautiful white sand beaches, lagoons, lakes, and a vibrant, diverse marine life. If you love diving and snorkeling or just being under the water, this must be heaven for you.

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