Shirakawago: Exploring the Japanese Countryside

I've been to a few of the cities in Japan, but have yet to travel to its countryside. So when I returned, I decided I would go somewhere different. Atop of my list was Shirakawago in central Japan.


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Time Traveling in Narai

I wasn't planning on going to Narai, but I had time after a few nights in Matsumoto. It was also on the way back to Nagoya, which was the same direction I was going. After researching online and hearing from a roommate, I decided to visit this old post town.



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The City in the Mountains: Exploring Matsumoto

Matsumoto wasn't initially on my places to visit in Japan, but after hearing good things about it from other travelers and reading online, I decided to go.




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Exploring Honda Bay

I've been to both El Nido and Coron, but have yet to explore the nearby destinations in Puerto Princesa. For this trip to my favorite island, I finally go to explore Honda Bay. Despite the bad weather, the trip went well and I had a good time.



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Chill Spot in El Nido: SPIN Designer Hostel

El Nido is a backpacker's haven because of the beautiful islands off its coast. However, it's idyllic town is slowly transforming into a tourist hotspot with many establishments on the rise. One such place to chill in is SPIN Designer Hostel; this accommodation is a dream of weary backpackers looking for good value.


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Hotel Review: Canvas Boutique Hotel

Puerto Princesa is transforming into a tourist hub with many developments in place. The tourist boom will not happen immediately but will occur over the years. One place to relax after enjoying a trip to Honda Bay and the UNESCO-listed Underground River is Canvas Boutique Hotel.


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The Historical Hwaseong Fortress and Palace

I initially wanted to go to Nami Island, but after reading about the historic Hwaseong Fortress I decided to go there instead. The fortress is a UNESCO Heritage Site that surrounds a developed city around 2 hours away from Seoul.


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