(This feature was published in GMA News Online last June 16, 2015)
Move over, Hong Kong! There’s now a new “it destination” for Filipinos: Japan. With more affordable direct flights by budget carriers and the ease of getting a Japanese visa, locals finally find it accessible to visit the Land of the Rising Sun.
I recently organized a family trip to Tokyo and managed to take care of everything—from visa application to flights and accommodations—for all 15 of us. I am no travel agent nor am I affiliated with a travel agency, but I was able to execute our trip with minimal fuss and stress thanks to technology and a lot of research.
Pick a place
What’s on your bucket list? There are a lot of must-see places in Japan, so it’s best to narrow down your list of must-visit spots and decide where to book a flight.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is in Osaka, while Disneyland and DisneySea are in Tokyo, and Kyoto has a collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In our case, Tokyo was the top choice since we were traveling with kids who looked forward to visiting the world-class theme parks.
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