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Abigail Javellana

#Travel

MOUNT HAKODATE: “Glimmering Jewelry Box” Night View from Mt. Hakodate!

Night View

During the night, the city of Hakodate glows from the surface of the world with bright lights and incredible beauty.

Awarded with three stars in the Michelin Guide, the night view of the fan-shaped town of Tsugaru Strait and Hakodate Bay is a must-see when visiting Hokkaido.

Hop on a ropeway to the summit of Mt. Hakodate and be satisfied with this fantastic view.

 

Mt. Hakodate Ropeway
19-7, Motomachi, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido, 040-0054 Japan
Telephone: +81 (0138) 23-3105
Website: http://www.334.co.jp

 

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#Restaurants, #Travel

LUCKY PIERROT: Hakodate’s No.1 Burger Chain!

Lucky Pierott

Bite into Japan’s best local burger!

Food is central to any trip to Hokkaido. Hakodate in Hokkaido may be famed for their fresh seafood and rich salt-ramen, but it’s their unique burger joint serving this juicy and addictive Chinese Chicken Burger that locals and tourists rave about.

Lucky Pierrot currently has 17 branches found all over the city. Each restaurant has a unique theme that sets it apart from all the other fast food stores. Did I mention it’s only found in Hakodate?

Lucky Pierrot
Hakodate-shi Goryokaku-cho 30-14 (Hakodate)
Gakkoukoukyo 30-14 Goryokoro Tower
Telephone: 0138-55-4424
Opening hours: 10am to 12:30am (1:30 am Sat only)
Website: http://luckypierrot.jp/

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#Travel

Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Market): Hokkaido Crab, Tuna, Squid, and Seafood Galore!

Hakodate Moring Market

If there’s one thing you can’t miss when visiting Hokkaido, it’s their seafood!

Fatty salmon and tuna, sweet hairy and king crab, and amazing squid sashimi are among what tourists from Japan and overseas always rave about when in Hokkaido. You’ll surely be impressed by the taste and freshness of their seafood.

The Hakodate Morning Market is conveniently located near the JR Hakodate station and opens daily from 5 am (6 am during winter) until noon. Various types of seafood are on sale here such as crabs, squids (Hakodate’s specialty), tuna, salmon eggs (ikura), sea urchin, as well as fresh produce like Hokkaido’s famed sweet melons. There are also many restaurants in the market offering fresh seafood donburi.

Here’s a quick guide to enjoy the bustling Hakodate Morning Market…

Hakodate Morning Market
Japan, 〒040-0063 Hokkaido Prefecture, Hakodate, 若松町9−19
Phone: +81 138-22-7981
Website: www.hakodate-asaichi.com

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#Travel

JOZANKEI YUKITOURO: Snow Lanterns on a Clear Winter Night!

Sapporo Snow Festival

One cold winter night, a stillness settles over the small hot spring village of Jozankei as they watch in silence the full-scale installation of flickering lights from lamps made of ice and snow, creating this simple yet magical site.

Jozankei Yukitouro starts early February, the same period as the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Here’s a short photo essay of our experience…

Jozankei Yukitouro
Jozankei Shrine, Higashi 3 Chome, Minami-ku Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
February 2-5, 2017 (18:00-21:00)
Website: www.jozankei.jp/yukitouro/

Related Blog Post: SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL: Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido! (First Timer’s Guide)

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#Hotels, #Philippines

Php1,000,000 Valentine’s Date!? @ManilaHotel

Manila Hotel: V-DAY

Ready to pop the question or spice up your relationship by renewing your vows?

Manila Hotel has something exciting for you with their extravagant “SKY’S THE LIMIT” room package, offering a luxurious stay at the newly renovated Presidential Suite, a sunset helicopter ride, a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, a five-course meal, and a private in-room ceremony with a priest or pastor for the renewal of your vows.

Here are the full details on what to expect from Manila Hotel’s One Million Pesos Valentine’s Package…

THE MANILA HOTEL
One Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +632 527 0011
Websitehttp://www.manila-hotel.com.ph
Facebook: Manila Hotel
Twitter: @ManilaHotel
Instagram: Manila_Hotel

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#Travel

SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL: Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido! (First Timer’s Guide)

Sapporo Snow Festival

February is the coolest month in Hokkaido, yet millions of people step out of their hotels and home to brave the cold temperatures outside with one destination in mind–the Sapporo Snow Festival, a winter dreamland made from crystal-like ice and white snow.

Held in early February, the festival is one of Japan’s largest winter events, attracting visitors from all over Japan and around the world. About two million people come to Sapporo to see the numerous snow and ice sculptures lining the grounds of Odori Park, Community Dome Tsudome, and Susukino Street.

Here’s a first-timer’s guide to the Sapporo Snow Festival…

68th Sapporo Snow Festival
February 6 -12, 2017
Odori Park, 1-12 Chome, Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan
Website: http://www.snowfes.com/

Hokkaido Series:
-HOKKAIDO: 10 Experiences to Try in Hokkaido! @flyPAL
-Hokkaido Eats: 10 Dishes to Try in Hokkaido! @flyPAL
-SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL: Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido! (First Timer’s Guide)
Noboribetsu Hot Spring Village: Warm Your Body and Soul in a Traditional Onsen!
-HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido!
HAKODATE Food Trip: What and Where to Eat?! 

-HAKODATE ASAICHI (MORNING MARKET): HOKKAIDO CRAB, TUNA, SQUID, AND SEAFOOD GALORE! 
-LUCKY PIERROT: HAKODATE’S NO.1 BURGER CHAIN!

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Manila Life, Mystery Rooms

REBEL RESISTANCE: Star Wars – Inspired Mystery Room @MysteryManila

Mystery Manila: Rebel Resistance

Be one with the force…with one of the newest additions, the REBEL RESISTANCE at Mystery Manila’s latest branch at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City. Inspired by the film series, Star Wars, this room will make you feel like you are part of the Resistance.

This newest branch at Ayala Malls The 30th features four new rooms to solve — Rebel Resistance, Sorcerer’s Stone, Mr. Moriarty and Morbid Morgue. The OAP Team tried the Harry Potter and Star Wars theme rooms on their visit and here’s our experience…

P.S. No game spoilers in this post!

Mystery Manila – Ayala Malls The 30th
3rd Floor Ayala Malls The 30th,
Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Brgy. Ugong,
1604 Pasig City , Philippines
Telephone: +632 621 07 32
Mobile: +63 917 823 21 55
Operating Hours:
1 PM to 9:30 PM Mondays to Fridays
10 AM to 10:30 PM Saturdays
10 AM to 9:30 PM Sundays
Website: www.mysterymanila.com
Facebook: MysteryManila

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Manila Life, Mystery Rooms

SORCERER’S STONE: World of Wizardry Mystery Room Solved! @MysteryManila

STONE is a Harry Potter-inspired room at Mystery Manila’s newest branch at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City. All you Potterheads better free your schedule because this room will give you a taste of what’s it like to be in the Wizarding World.

Check out our experience Sorcerer’s Stone experience…  (P.S. No game spoilers in this post.)

Mystery Manila – Ayala Malls The 30th
3rd Floor Ayala Malls The 30th,
Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Brgy. Ugong,
1604 Pasig City , Philippines
Telephone: +632 621 07 32
Mobile: +63 917 823 21 55
Operating Hours:
1 PM to 9:30 PM Mondays to Fridays
10 AM to 10:30 PM Saturdays
10 AM to 9:30 PM Sundays
Website: www.mysterymanila.com
Facebook: MysteryManila

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#Travel, Cebu

CEBU Like Never Before! (10 Most Awesome Experiences)

Cebu, the country’s oldest city, has so much more to offer than the famed Sinulog Festival, with century-old churches, long white sandy beaches, world-class diving, unspoiled countryside, and a rich culinary history – Cebu City has something for everyone!

Let’s rediscover the “Queen City Of The South” as we give you tips on how to make the most of your Cebu adventure.

From trying the best lechon, getting up close with the whale sharks of Oslob, swimming with sardines at Moalboal, jumping into the turquoise waters of the mighty Kawasan Falls, to climbing the highest point of Cebu on Osmena Peak.

Here are the 10 Most Awesome Experiences in Cebu …

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