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Top 10 Things To Do in Takayama City

Takayama City is currently the largest municipality in Japan in terms of land area. Located in the mountainous northern part of Gifu Prefecture, Takayama City has its fair share of unique culture and tradition worth seeing and experiencing. 

For those who are planning to visit Takayama City, here's something that might help you make your visit a memorable one - the Top 10 Things To Do in Takayama City.
1. Take a stroll at Sanmachi Suji District (Takayama Old Town)
The Sanmachi Suji District is a historic district in Takayama City. It has numerous well preserved Edo Period houses that presently serve as museums, stores, and restaurants.

2. Witness the Takayama Festival
Held every April 14 and 15 and October 9 and 10, Takayama Festival is regarded as one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. The highlight of this festival is the parade of floats called yatai

3. Visit the Takayama Matsuri Kaikan
So you missed both the Spring and Autumn Festivals of Takayama? Fret not, you can st…

Balayan Church - Batangas

Located at Plaza Mabini Street, Balayan in the province of Batangas, Balayan Church is one of the Spanish colonial era churches in the province. It is also listed as a National Cultural Treasure.
Balayan Church HistoryAlso known as Immaculate Conception Parish Church, Balayan Church was constructed sometime in 1591 under the directives of the Jesuit Order right after the Franciscans turned over the supervision of the town to them. 

The first church was made from light materials mainly wood, bamboo, and nipa which was abundant in the area. However, due to the growing number of devotees and the frequent damages brought by Mother Earth, a new stone church was built in 1795. The church was dedicated in honor of the Immaculate Conception which is the patroness of Balayan. 

Despite the improved architectural design, the church still sustained major damages during the earthquake of 1870. The second and third levels of the bell tower and the upper levels of the convent had to be demolished due t…

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Calaca Church - Batangas

Located at the poblacion of Calaca in the province of Batangas, Calaca Church is one of the Spanish colonial era churches of the province.
Calaca Church History Also known as St. Raphael the Archangel Parish Church, Calaca Church was said to be founded in 1836 which was a year after the establishment of the town of Calaca. The church was built from the collective sacrifices and efforts of the townspeople of the town. It was said that the men and women of Calaca gathered the materials needed to build the church from the town of Balayan. Using their bancas or small riverboats, they hauled the sand, stone, wood, adobe, and limestone and brought them to Calaca via the Pansipit River. Those materials would then be hauled by the locals to the site where the church would be constructed. 

The church was completed in 1861 and dedicated to San Raphael the Archangel who is known as the patron of the sick, particularly those afflicted with eye problems. He is also the patron of the healers, doctors,…


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