Showing posts from July, 2018

Japan Diaries 2: Day 4

Day 4 May 20, 2018 Kyoto Adventure (Day 1) Since our arrival in Japan , the weather seems to be supporting us in our plans. A month ago, I was a bit hesitant to book a place to stay in Kyoto and to pursue our long-time plan to tour it, as my wife's friends there have been consistently telling us that it was very rainy in Japan for the past weeks. Well, it was a gamble alright, but listening to the weather forecast for today on the radio has brought me comfort and assurance that today is a great day to explore Kyoto City.  Off to Kyoto City We were honored to hear that we will be accompanied by Mr. Toshi and his wife Ms. Taeko. Although our check-in  time in our Airbnb residence was still 2PM, we still left Tsubasaogaka very early so that our day won't be wasted. He asked me if there is a particular place that I wanted to see in Kyoto City. Given this opportunity to bond with our godparents, I picked Daigoji .  First stop... Daigoji Time to visit the Sanboin Area

Japan Diaries 2: Day 3

Day 3 May 19, 2018 A Farewell to our Friends Today is another sunny day here in Japan , it is predicted that there is a 0% chance of precipitation for the whole day. However, ironically, there is a high percentage of "tear fall" due to the fact that our Filipino friends are flying back home. Gotta love this kind of weather Hello again! Kansai International Airport Thank God I won't be flying back home today. I truly feel that they were fun people. Although we only spent two full days together, I would surely miss those late night chats with Marlon and Erika and the witty intellect of their children. Well, life has to move on, so w e drove them to Kansai International Airport around 10AM. While on the road, Mr. Toshi's Toyota Estima was showing signs that there was a problem with its battery. Luckily, the car did not stall and we arrived safely and on time at the airport.   Following Mr. Toshi's car... ... to Super   Autobacs in Kish

Rinku Premium Outlets - Osaka

Located at 3-28 Rinku Ourai Minami, Izumisano City in Osaka Prefecture,  Rinku Premium Outlets is the largest outlet shopping center in Western Japan . Rinku Premium Outlets Rinku Premium Outlets Details This two-story outlet mall is styled like that of the American port city of Charleston. Rinku Premium Outlets has a good line up of stores of the most famous (and luxurious) Japanese and International brands. These stores can be found in the two areas of Rinku Premium Outlets . These areas are the Main Side , which is known to some as the GAP Side due to the famous brand being seen prominently from the highway. It is also the largest of the two areas. The other one is the Sea Side which is known to some as the Burberry Side due to the same reason as the other one. Welcome to Rinku Premium Outlets The mall map of Rinku Premium Outlets For foreign tourists, make sure to bring your passport. You need to avail of the tax refund for your purchases and also to get the discount

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