Japan Visa for Freelancers – How to Apply

If you’re a freelancer and planning to visit Japan soon, it may be comforting to know that your requirements and chances aren’t really that different from an employed visa applicant.

Although the news about visa-free pass to Japan that circulated few years ago wasn’t true, the Japanese government did announce that they were relaxing their visa application requirements for Filipinos. This is thanks to their tourism department’s campaign towards Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

In fact, they are now issuing 30-day multiple entry visa that’s valid for up to 5 years. But usually they give them to 2nd time applicants whose first…

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10 Ways to Explore and Capture Stunning Images of Tokyo for Free

If you think traveling to Japan is expensive, you are absolutely right. But can a backpacker on a tight budget hack the average travel spending in Tokyo? The answer is YES!

Tokyo is one of my favourite cities. It’s a vibrant metropolis packed with hundreds of things to do for travelers and locals ranging from interesting to suuuper weird.

During my recent trip with my friend Joan, we followed a DIY itinerary that avoid the need to pay entrance fees and other extra expenses. (We didn’t hold back on spending for food though :b) We…

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The Ultimate Japanese Onsen Experience

If you fancy the idea of living like a royal in a historical Japanese era while enjoying a traditional hot spring bath…

…then look no further than Takaragawa Onsen in Minakami.

It was an experience that I fantasized about when I was planning my first trip to Japan in 2014, but due to limitations in finance and length of the holiday, I wasn’t able to fulfill it; so instead, I promised myself that I’ll make it a priority when I get back.

Two years later, I’m in the middle of the mountains in Gunma, dipping in a hot bath while…

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