Dropping by Atami’s Akao Herb and Rose Garden

A person who wants to see some nature to escape their busy cities should visit Akao Herb and Rose Garden.

If you are in Shizuoka, Atami City will surely appear in your radar. After all, Atami City is a popular city during Summer because of its beaches. However, once a person is in Atami City, you will only hear about their famous Onsen 温泉 (Hotsprings). After all, that’s what Atami is most popular for. When I went to Atami, I decided to stay there for 1 whole day, so I had the time to tour the city. I did not expect to find a huge, and I say hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, garden housing variety of flowers, trees, and many cafes. The place is called Akao Herb and Rose Garden (アカオハーブ&ローズガーデン).

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Back in Cebu South: Binalayan and Inambakan Falls

Reminiscing my trip back home to the Philippines last August 2019, I realized that I haven’t yet blogged about our exciting first time visit to 2 beautiful waterfalls in Cebu South. With that, I am launching my blog’s #TravelTuesdays special with this unforgettable experience of ours during our visit to these pristine waterfalls in the Queen City of the South!

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An Afternoon in Kiyosu

I am currently on a mission to visit all the castles in Aichi, and while mapping out my target locations, I came across pretty Kiyosu. Kiyosu is a small city near Nagoya. Prior to going there, I had no other intention to do there other than to visit their castle, but it turned out, I actually had a great afternoon around the neighborhood. Why? Well, read ahead!

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How to make the most of your Cuatros Islas Trip

As a Leyteña, I feel like it is obligatory to visit Cuatros Islas at least once. So, I spent an afternoon there with my girls last August 2019. It was such a fun trip, but we needed to rush because our time wasn’t enough. Now, I am telling myself that I AM TOTALLY COMING BACK!

So here’s me spilling all the details about what went wrong during our trip, so that you can enjoy yours. How to make the most of your Cuatros Islas trip? Read ahead!

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#LearnFromTheWorld: The 80-year-old Volunteer Guardian of Mt. Nokoyama in Japan

Us, humans, have abused nature in our way to creating a modern civilization. The number of forests we cleared, mountains we flattened, and animals we slaughtered can no longer be fathomed. That is why, it is truly inspiring to find people who devote their selves in protecting nature. I have been given the privilege of meeting one of those kind hearts. This inspiring soul is an 80-year-old volunteer Environmentalist. We all call him Ichida-san; Mt. Nokoyama’s Guardian.

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Climb Mt. Hamaishidake (浜石岳) with us!

Climbing the famed Mt. Fuji on Winter might be prohibited, but you can still revel on its mesmerizing view by visiting Shizuoka Prefecture. Winter is when the snow-capped Mt. Fuji is prettiest and most visible. Want to see this majestic view? Standing on top of Mt. Hamaishidake is the best place to be!

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#LearnFromTheWorld: Five Things I learned from Taiwan

I was finally able to meet Taipei, Taiwan during my 2 days and 1 night layover there last August 2019. I’ve been wanting to visit this country for a while now, and I am very happy that I did not only take away memories of great places and adventures. This progressive country has taught me a lot, and I am very grateful about the lessons that I learned.

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The 1.5D2N Bantayan Island Life

This blog is 1 year overdue now, but I am writing it anyways.

When I went home to the Philippines last December 2018, my man and I decided to spend a weekend in the paradise that is Bantayan Island. By far, it is the best and most relaxing vacation we’ve ever had. Why? Read more to find out!

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The Magic that is Nabana no Sato

Nabana no Sato was in the itinerary of the pre-booked tour that I booked for that Saturday. Unfortunately, I missed the tour despite being there 30 minutes before the meetup time. Yes, I missed my packaged tour, but I figured that I shouldn’t let it hinder me from visiting this beautiful place. After spending a whole day there, I’ve never been so grateful of missing a pre-booked tour in my whole life.

Come and see the magic that is Nabana no Sato!

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Cherry Blossoms in Autumn? Visit Obara!

Cherry Blossoms have always been equal to Spring. In the best of our knowledge, there’s just no way Cherry Blossoms can be seen in Autumn. Well after meeting this place, I guess, we have all been proven wrong. We now know the only place in Japan that allows us to witness both Autumn Leaves and Cherry Blossoms at the same time!

Come visit this magical place with me. Come meet Obara.

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