Festivals are one of the highlights of any country. In the Philippines alone, every place has its own festival/ fiesta to celebrate either the founding of their place, the "unique" products the town produces, or the patron saint of their town.

Here's the list of festivals I've joined:

Panagbenga Festival 2012 - Baguio City, Benguet  

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012 - Clark Freeport Zone Angeles City, Pampanga

Fierce De Mayo in ASAP18 - ABS-CBN Studio 10, Quezon City

Rengakan Illumination 2014 - Kumatori, Osaka Pref. Japan

Ilumi-Night Banpaku Xmas 2014 - Expo Commemorative Park, Suita City, Osaka Pref. Japan

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 - Clark Freeport Zone Angeles City, Pampanga

Arana't Baluarte Festival 2016 - Gumaca, Quezon

Niyogyugan Festival 2016 -Lucena City, Quezon

San Isidro Pahiyas Festival 2016 - Lucban, Quezon

Mayohan sa Tayabas 2016 - Tayabas, Quezon

Suna Matsuri (Sand Festival) 2018 - Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture

Ukai (Cormorant Fishing) 2018 - Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Kyoto Station Illumination 2019 - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Rumoi City, Hokkaido
Kamuiwa Park Sakura Illumination 2022 - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Rumoi Taishi Festival 2022 - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Mashike Fireworks Festival 2022
Mashike Fireworks Festival 2022 - Mashike town, Hokkaido Prefecture

Hokuryu Sunflower Festival 2022 - Hokuryu town, Hokkaido Prefecture
Hokuryu Sunflower Festival 2022 - Hokuryu town, Hokkaido Prefecture

Rumoi Fireworks Festival 2022
Rumoi Fireworks Festival 2022 - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Visita Iglesia is the Spanish word for "church visit". This tradition was introduced by the Spanish to further strengthen the Catholic belief of the Filipinos. Today, Visita Iglesia is more likely connected to Holy Week where faith and devotion by Filipinos could be clearly seen. 

Here are my Visita Iglesia adventures:

Here's my list of notable churches and temples to visit: 

Paoay Church - Paoay, Ilocos Norte

Bantay Church - Bantay, Ilocos Sur 

Taal BasilicaTaal, Batangas
Taal Basilica Revisited

Silang Catholic ChurchSilang, Cavite

San Guillermo Parish Church - Bacolor, Pampanga  

Dasmariñas ChurchDasmariñas City, Cavite 

Guinobatan Church - Guinobatan, Albay
Guinobatan Church Revisited 2021  

Joroan Church - Tiwi, Albay 

St. Stephen the Protomartyr Church - Ligao, Albay  

Cathedral of Lipa - Lipa City, Batangas

Monastery of the Holy Eucharist -Sibonga, Cebu  

Nature's Church - Las Piñas City

Tabaco Church - Tabaco City, Albay

Tiwi Church - Tiwi, Albay

Old Gui-ob Church Ruins - Catarman, Camiguin

Las Piñas Church - Las Piñas City

San Agustin Church Intramuros, Manila

Vigan Cathedral - Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Sto. Niño Diocesan Shrine - Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte

San Sebastian BasilicaQuiapo, Manila

Atimonan Church - Atimonan Church Part 2 - Atimonan, Quezon 

Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus - Pasay City

Paco Church - Paco, Manila

Sariaya Church - Sariaya, Quezon

Malate Church - Malate, Manila

Lal-lo Church - Lal-lo, Cagayan

Cagsawa Ruins - Daraga, Albay

Daraga Church - Daraga, Albay
Daraga Church Revisited 2021

Calamba Church - Calamba, Laguna

San Francisco Church Naga City, Camarines Sur

Kimiidera - Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Kiyomizudera - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Kinkakuji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.
Kinkakuji Revisited
2018, 2022

Hozenji - Osaka City,  Osaka Pref.

Kokawadera - Kinokawa City, Wakayama Pref.

Todaiji - Nara City, Nara Pref.
Todaiji Revisited

Dai Garan/ Danjo Garan - Mt. Koya, Wakayama Prefecture

Kongobuji -Mt. Koya, Wakayama Prefecture

Maragondon Church -Maragondon, Cavite

Santa Monica Church Belfry -Cavite City, Cavite

Oas Church -Oas, Albay

Naga Metropolitan Cathedral - Naga City

Pagsanjan Church -Pagsanjan, Laguna
Pagsanjan Church Revisited 2021

Bay Church -Bay, Laguna

Camalig Church - Camalig, Albay

Tayabas Basilica - Tayabas, Quezon

Pila Church - Pila, Laguna

Hermosa Church - Hermosa, Bataan

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel - Nasugbu, Batangas

Kawit Church - Kawit, Cavite

Nagcarlan ChurchNagcarlan, Laguna

Our Lady Of Sorrows Parish Church - Pasay City

Gumaca Cathedral - Gumaca, Quezon

Binondo Church - Manila

Morong Church - Morong, Bataan

Penafrancia Basilica Minore - Naga City, Camarines Sur

Orani Church - Orani, Bataan

Lucban Church - Lucban, Quezon

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum - Singapore

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple - Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple - Singapore

Our Lady of Caysasay ChurchTaal, Batangas

Manila Cathedral - Intramuros, Manila

National Shrine of St. Padre Pio - Sto. Tomas, Batangas

Luminous Cross of Grace Sanctuary - Agdangan, Quezon

Santa Cruz Church - Santa Cruz, Laguna

Bacoor Church - Bacoor City, Cavite

Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Naic Church - Naic, Cavite

Tanza Church - Tanza, Cavite

Imus Cathedral - Imus City, Cavite

Concepcion Church - Concepcion, Tarlac

Daigoji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Toji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Tenryuji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.
Tenryuji Revisited

Nishi Hongwanji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Ryoanji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Ginkakuji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Ginkakuji Revisited

Myozenji - Shirakawago, Gifu Prefecture

Shipporyuji - Isumizano, Osaka Prefecture

Shoboji - Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

St. James the Great Parish - Muntinlupa City

Calaca Church - Calaca, Batangas

Balayan Church - Balayan, Batangas

The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish - Las Pinas City

Naga Metropolitan Cathedral (Revisited 2019) - Naga City, Camarines Sur

Plaridel Church - Plaridel, Bulacan

San Juan Nepomuceno Church - San Juan, Batangas

Higashi Honganji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Kohfukuji - Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Kodaiji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Tofukuji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Cuenca Church - Cuenca, Batangas

Boso Boso Church - Antipolo, Rizal

Sri Krishnan Temple - Singapore

Magdalena Church - Magdalena, Laguna

Legazpi Cathedral - Legazpi City, Albay

Ninnaji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture


  1. Loved your church list! There are some really beautiful ones there!
    Wandering Across the World

  2. You have visited a lot of churches and temples. I'm looking forward to see more in the future.

    1. Thank you! Please visit my blog everyday for updates.


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