PYEONGCHANG: Attractions Near The Winter Olympic Venue! @PyeongChang2018

(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) Known as the “Alps of Asia”, the panoramic winter wonderland will be hosting the world’s greatest snow festival–the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be the first winter games in Korea held in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon from … Continue reading PYEONGCHANG: Attractions Near The Winter Olympic Venue! @PyeongChang2018

PYEONGCHANG 2018: What to Expect In The Winter Olympics! @PyeongChang2018

(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) See the transformation of PyeongChang into a winter sports hub in East Asia through the Winter Games! The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be the first winter games in Korea held in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon from February 9 to 25, 2018, … Continue reading PYEONGCHANG 2018: What to Expect In The Winter Olympics! @PyeongChang2018

BATANES ACCOMMODATIONS: Where to Stay in Basco & Itbayat

Here are some suggestions on where to stay in Batanes. Whether it’s in the charming rooms of Fundacion Pacita, mid-range inns, or affordable homestays, you’ll surely find one that’ll suit your budget and specific needs! Checkout our list of accommodations in Basco…

Gangneung Gyeongpo: Cherry Blossom Festival by the Lake!

Many spring festivals are happening all over Korea, but one of the most anticipated is the Cherry Blossom Festival. Every year, Gangneung hosts the Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival, which usually starts early to mid-April where you’ll catch the cherry blossoms at their peak. This year the festival ran from April 6 to April 12.  

BATAN SOUTH TOUR: House of Dakay, Honesty Cafe, and Malboro Country (Part 2)

We heard that the South Batan Tour was much more charming than that of North Batan. But how could that be, when we were already captured by the breathtaking landscapes of the North?! South Batan is where you’ll find everything to love about Batanes–from the marvelous historical man-made structures, natural sceneries, and authentic Ivatan cuisine, down … Continue reading BATAN SOUTH TOUR: House of Dakay, Honesty Cafe, and Malboro Country (Part 2)

BATAN NORTH TOUR: Basco and the Biggest Batanes Island! (Part 1)

Batanes, you take my breathe away! A trip to Batanes is something you’ll have to do at least once in your lifetime. The country’s northernmost province is one of the most sought-after tourism frontiers, gifted with its unique blend of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty, and well-preserved culture! North Batan consists of the whole of Basco–from … Continue reading BATAN NORTH TOUR: Basco and the Biggest Batanes Island! (Part 1)

HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido!

Let’s explore charming Hakodate, home to beautiful sceneries, historical sites, hot springs and delicious food. It continuously inspires visitors with its natural beauty that goes hand in hand with its history and urban charm. Here are my top 7 favorite places in Hakodate… Hakodate Series: HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido! … Continue reading HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido!

Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse: Romantic Charm of Hakodate’s Bay Area!

Hakodate was Japan’s first international trading port in 1859. Several red brick buildings formerly used as warehouses survived the test of time, and have been converted into one of Hakodate’s famous sightseeing spot housing different beer halls, restaurants, sweet shops and unique souvenir shops. Today, it still continues to transport visitors to a feeling of … Continue reading Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse: Romantic Charm of Hakodate’s Bay Area!

MOUNT HAKODATE: “Glimmering Jewelry Box” Night View from Mt. Hakodate!

During the night, the city of Hakodate glows from the surface of the world with bright lights and incredible beauty. Awarded with three stars in the Michelin Guide, the night view of the fan-shaped town of Tsugaru Strait and Hakodate Bay is a must-see when visiting Hokkaido. Hop on a ropeway to the summit of … Continue reading MOUNT HAKODATE: “Glimmering Jewelry Box” Night View from Mt. Hakodate!

Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Market): Hokkaido Crab, Tuna, Squid, and Seafood Galore!

If there’s one thing you can’t miss when visiting Hokkaido, it’s their seafood! Fatty salmon and tuna, sweet hairy and king crab, and amazing squid sashimi are among what tourists from Japan and overseas always rave about when in Hokkaido. You’ll surely be impressed by the taste and freshness of their seafood. The Hakodate Morning Market … Continue reading Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Market): Hokkaido Crab, Tuna, Squid, and Seafood Galore!