Snapshot Chubu

A couple of years ago, I have given up on going to Japan. Back then, it seemed like an impossible dream. Then I won round trip place tickets to Osaka. I took that as a sign that I am indeed meant to fulfill one of my travel dreams. After that first trip to Japan, I felt elated and so empowered: if I were able to achieve that dream, I can go and visit the other countries in my list.


I was starting to go down from that high, and I started putting off going back to Japan further and further away, when I received an invite from the Japan National Tourism Organization. It’s hard to ignore when the universe throws you such an obvious sign, along with a multiple-entry visa.

So here I am, back in Takayama, a place I said I must visit again. As a bonus, I also get to visit Shirakawa-go once more, and discover other destinations in the Chubu region. It also seemed as if the universe has something up its sleeve, when Cebu Pacific announced their flight to Nagoya, the gateway to the region just days before we left Manila. You are awesome, universe.

Japan. Endless Discovery.Japan National Tourism Organization

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 5 Comments
  1. B Chai says:

    That is TOO awesome! It’s like an early Christmas present! Enjoy your trip, hun! ;)

  2. danguiam says:

    Hi Nina,

    Wow you’re back again in Japan. And as I read it correct you got a multiple entry visa? Do you have any guide on getting it? I am planning to get it by next year. hopefully. Thanks as always

    • Nina says:

      Hey Dan! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to provide a guide for the visa. I actually didn’t know I was applying or getting one, until I received it. My host took care of the application, I just filled out my form and provided the requirements :-/

      • danguiam says:

        Hi Nina,

        I see, but I am happy to hear that you got one. As far as I know it is the same as the tourist visa requirements, the additional criteria is that you must have been able to go to Japan at least once. I would try to make a guide if I luckily get one. Also thanks for your post on the new places that you have visited in Japan, maybe I would also include some of it on my itinerary :D

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