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We're definitely adding this to our bucket list!
Remember when we rounded up the 10 most beautiful Starbucks’ in the world? Well it looks like another contender just came up in Japan, and there’s no denying how breathtaking it is. Introducing Starbucks Hana Biyori, a cafe immersed in a greenhouse! Surrounded
You may have to shelve your Japan travel plans for a little while longer.
Is Japan first on your bucket list once air travel resumes normal operations? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it looks like you'll have to put that dream on hold for now. Japan has extended their entry ban to 11 more countries—including
This lovely sight was caught on video and is currently going viral on social media.
If you’re one of the many whose scheduled flight to Japan for sakura viewing got cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, then you’re gonna want to see this!Kazuki Ikeda, a Japanese photographer who was doing an engagement photo shoot for a couple
The country has allocated a budget of $12.5 billion to revive its tourism sector.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the entire world, travel has been mandatorily put on pause. But as countries slowly reopen their cities and hold on to the hope of recovering, Japan is making a move in an effort to breathe new life
"I never expected to see Shibuya and Shinjuku looking like this—almost like a ghost town."
For many travelers, a vacation in Tokyo, Japan is incomplete without seeing the bustling streets of the iconic Shibuya Crossing.Surrounded by huge digital billboards and buildings and located in front of the Shibuya train station, the sprawling intersection is popular with tourists
Starting this Saturday, previously issued single and multiple-entry Japanese visas will be invalidated.
The Japanese government on Friday has decided to invalidate visas issued in the Philippines prior to March 27, 2020. This visa suspension starts on Saturday, March 28, following the public health crisis posed by COVID-19. On their official Facebook page, the Philippine Embassy
You could be a "hidden carrier" of the coronavirus.
According to rhinologists in the United Kingdom, people who lose their sense of smell or taste could be "hidden carriers" of COVID-19. The partial shutdown of the olfactory and gustatory systems are called anosmia or hyposmia, which was reported to have been
You can practice social distancing and not miss a second of style.
The COVID-19 outbreak has postponed or cancelled a slew of global events—and even the upcoming Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo, Japan's biggest style showcase, hasn't been spared. The good news, though, is that its organizers have found a brilliant solution: Starting March 16,
They've been declared as medium risks for now.
After partialy lifting the travel ban on South Korea, the Philippines has also held off on imposing restrictions to Japan, Iran, Italy, and Singapore for now amid the coronavirus outbreak.According to DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, the following countries are only currently
Better safe than sorry.
Traveling to Japan soon? If you're visiting the country in hopes to join in on the nationwide cherry blossom festivals scheduled this season, you may want to rethink your itinerary.In light of the growing COVID-19 outbreak, traditional spring festivals in Tokyo and
The government had earlier imposed a travel ban on South Korea.
On February 27, health secretary Francisco Duque said the Philippines may include Japan in a travel ban to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Department of Health had earlier issued a travel ban on South Korea, preventing Filipinos from visiting the country.According to Duque,
You don't need to go to Japan or Korea for your cherry blossom fix!
In a few weeks' time, your social media feed will be pink with sakura or cherry blossoms from your friends' trips to Japan or Korea. Not everyone has the luxury of a spring break, but a quick glance at the trees in
Because there's plenty more to see in the land of the rising sun.
As one of the oldest countries in the world, just about every inch of Japan is rich with culture, beauty, and history. And there's plenty more to see beyond its capital of Tokyo. Don't get us wrong, Tokyo is amazing and all,
Planning to visit soon?
Mt. Fuji is the epitome of Japan’s natural beauty. Known for its perfect snow-capped cone, Fuji-san (as the locals call it) is the highest mountain in Japan. But if you think that it is all there is to Mt. Fuji, think again!
If you loved KathNiel's Iceland videos, then you need to watch this, too!
We don’t know about you, but we’re still positively green with envy after #KathNiel released the videos from their Iceland adventure last year. Then lo and behold, before we’ve even fully recovered from our wanderlust, Kathryn Bernardo is at it again: The
She shops for souvenirs at Don Quixote just like the rest of us!
When in Tokyo, Heart Evangelista indulges in vintage finds and delectable cuisine just like any other tourist. In a travel vlog recently posted on her YouTube channel, Heart journeys to the Japanese capital with her husband, Gov. Chiz Escudero, in tow. The
Blooming cherry blossoms at Haight's Place in Benguet!
It seems like you no longer need to fly to Japan to see cherry blossoms or sakura up close. Haight's Place in Atok, Benguet, has been growing sakura trees that started blooming in 2018.More than a hundred sakura trees were first planted
Plan your trip around these dates!
Ever dreamt of seeing the iconic cherry blossoms in Japan in person? If so, make sure to time your trip right—because the Sakura season, once in full bloom, only lasts up to two weeks. According to Japan Meteorological Corporation's forecast, the famed season
This is NOT a drill! Here's how you can score one.
If you've ever wanted to visit the Land of the Rising Sun, now's your chance! As per their official website, Japan Airlines is giving away 50,000 roundtrip plane tickets starting February 2020.The offer is meant to promote Japan's less visited rural areas,
Party looks perfect even for traveling.
Tokyo in December may be frigid but your outfits don’t have to be. While lower temperatures warrant the desire to bundle up in chunky, clunky neutral pieces, there are ways to fight the frost with fashion that isn’t bleak and bitterly cold—like