Travelling as a Couple: A Golden Week in Japan

As a Philippine passport holder, there are only few countries where we can go without a visa. Unfortunately, Japan is not one of them. Matt has been staying there since January 2015 for a secondment and of course, I wouldn’t let the chance pass by before I go to see the place myself. The tourist visa application wasn’t so easy yet it wasn’t that difficult.

The reasons I went there in May just when cherry blossoms are at fall were first, it’s golden week where Matt’s company is on a shutdown. Second, that’s when his parents go for a holiday as well. 🙂

It was my first time to fly from Manila alone. Glad I survived the tanim bala scam!

So I arrived in Tokyo past 8 in the evening and before I found the handsome Brit waiting for me in the arrival, my suitcase was asked to be opened by an airport personnel. I wasn’t sure why but for security reasons, I gave in and let him discover all the Kopiko coffee packs that I brought for Matt.

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Day 1

From Utsonomiya – Nagano

IMG_7016Hotel Metropolitan Nagano

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Day 2

Matsumoto Castle

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IMG_6715They took me there to experience the first snow in my hands!

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In the Hotel Bar

Day 3

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Found a beach!

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Day 4

From Nagano to Hakone

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Mt. Fuji

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Palace Hotel

A fine dinner in the Hotel

Day 5

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Day 6

Yokohama Coast

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Day 7

Bye Bye Japan.

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