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Day Trip To Mt Fuji & Hakone (Photo Essay)

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Mt Fuji is Japans most recognizable geographical formation and one of the worlds most famous Volcanos.  Its nearly symmetrical cone shape has inspired Japanese artist, musicians, and poets for centuries and is considered to be one of Japan’s most sacred sites, playing an important role in Shinto traditions and Japanese culture.

Mt Fuji us one of Japanese Three Sacred Mountains and was officially recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Home to beautiful surrounding forests, Mt Fuji is one of the Japanese most scenic locations, with to a wide verity of plant and animal life.

Today Mt Fuji is a hotbed for tourist activity attracting Millions of tourist and mountain climbers from around the world.

Gettig a chance to visit such an iconic place is something that you will always remember.  The beautiful scenery and breathtaking views are an experience every tourist in Japan should try.

Sunrise Tours JTB Bus Tour (Mt Fuji & Hakone Day Trip)
Hanshu, Japan (Main Island)
Tokyo – Mt Fuji, Chūbu Region
9am – 8pm
JTB Western Japan, Corp.International Travel Division
608-9 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto, 600-8216 Japan
Phone:
+81-75-341-1413(Japan) 075-341-1413(domestic)
+81-75-371-7910(Japan) 075-371-7910(domestic)
Website: JTB Sunrise Tours
Email: itdw_sunrise@west.jtb.jp

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#Philippines

Social Business Summit 2018: Insights and Learnings Recap

GK Enchanted Farm: Scaling Towards Social Progress

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The 5th Annual Global Social Business Summit was a total success, a 3-day event that brought some of the best minds in Social Entropanurship and innovation, together to share stories and ideas with the next generation of socially responsible

Fot for the past 5 years, GK has organized a Social Business Summit where social entrepreneurs from around the globe come to share their stories of their struggles and success.

The summit is possibly the largest annual gathering of social entrepreneurs in SE Asia.

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Gawad Kalinga / GK Enchanted Farms is a Social enterprise which aims to end poverty for 5 million families in the Philippines.

The organization is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers and education professionals who have a practical and efficient solution to tackling the endemic poverty that is a reality for millions of Filipinos.

Their mission has been to empower the youth born into poverty by educating them in skills that will benefit them and their community.

GK Enchanted Farms

Pandi-Angat Rd, Angat, Bulacan Philippines
Hours: 8am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday
Closed Mondays
Landline: 0916 225 3363
Web: gk1world.com

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#Travel

Dragon’s Back Hong Kong: The Best Hike In Asia?

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Dragon’s Back Trail is an award-winning hiking trail that has been voted the best urban hike in Asia by Times Magazine. The 4-hour hike is a popular draw for tourists and locals, who flock to the mountain to escape the frenzy of Hong Kong.

Seeing Hong Kong from the peak of Dragon’s Back offers a different perspective that helps you appreciate the beauty and complexity of Hong Kong and the surrounding islands.

(Dragon’s Back gets its name from the winding and twisting paths along the peak of the mountain.)

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#Restaurants, Food

TSUTA: The First Michelin Star Ramen that totally deserves it.

Read first: TSUTA RAMEN MANILA: Is it better than Ramen Nagi or Ippudo?  https://awesm.pl/tsutaramenmanila

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Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles was the first Ramen Restaurant to ever win a Michelin Star in 2015.  

Master Chef and Owner Onishi Yuki opened Tsuta in Sugamo, Tokyo back in January 2012 to rave reviews, having won multiple awards and praises from ramen lovers across Japan. In 2015, it was awarded a prestigious Michelin Star, the first for a ramen restaurant at the time. 

Tsuta is known for its clear broth ramen, which is much lighter and clean-tasting on the palate than the more popular Tonkotsu-style–a rich and almost thick style of pork broth.  

Its success comes from Chef Onishi's dedication to quality and consistency, and his willingness to break with tradition by utilizing western ingredients such as black truffle and olives. The combination has proven successful, and ramen lovers from all over have shown their appreciation of it.    

TSUTA JAPANESE SOBA NOODLES
Tang Lung St, 18號V Point 地下 2 號 舖
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Open: 11:30am–8pm Daily
Telephone: +852 3188 2639

Related Blog Post: TSUTA RAMEN MANILA: Is it better than Ramen Nagi or Ippudo?

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#Accommodations, #Philippines

HENANN PRIME Boracay Resort in Station 1, White Beach! (Photo Essay)

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Henann Prime Beach Resort is a world-class resort located in Boracay's famous upscale Station 1. 

The beachfront resort gives guests access to the famed white sand beaches that have constantly won Boracay the title of the world's best island. It's perfect for families and friends who want to experience Boracay from the more laid back atmosphere of station 1.  

Henann Prime continues the brand's tradition of excellence and first class service. It's competitive room rates make it a great place to stay for your next trip to Boracay Island. 

Henann Prime Beach Resort
Station 1, Malay, Aklan, Boracay Island 
Telephone: +63 (36) 288-9200 to 03 
Manila Office: +632 247-0000 to 02 
Email: reservations.hpb@henann.com, manila.hpb@henann.com
Facebook: @henannprimebeach
Instagram: henannprimebeach
Website: www.henann.com/henannprimebeach/

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#Philippines

THE GOATARY: Dumaguete’s World Class Sustainable Goat Dairy Farm!

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The Goatary is an artisan cheese manufacturer located in Talay, South Dumaguete Philippines that produces some of the best goats cheeses and goat dairy products in SE Asia.    

Great lengths are taken to ensure that each goat is as healthy and happy as possible. Combined with a meticulous record keeping process and regular health evaluations, The goats at The Goatary produce world-class dairy products that are sought after by buyers from around the region. 

What sets the Goatary apart from other dairy goat farms, is their strict adherence to sustainability and organic practices.  A lot of planning and care go into       

From goats milk to artisan flavored cheeses, The Goatary is a fascinating place and a game changer for dairy production in the Philippines.   

THE GOATARY ARTISAN CHEESES 
Talay, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Telephone: +63 917 632 6148
Emailthegoatary@icloud.com
Website: www.goatary.com

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#Philippines

LUMAGO DESIGNS: Literally, From Trash To Beautiful Jewelry!

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Lumago Designs is a sustainable, eco-friendly, social enterprise, that is dedicated to improving the livelihood of women from Candau-ay, a large Barangay located on the outskirts of Dumaguete City and home to a large scavenger community.     

Lumago Designs blossomed out of the Dumaguete City dumpsite shortly after Typhoon Sendong had devastated the community in 2011. Today, Lumago employs mothers from the Candau-ay community and trains them in the design and manufacturing of beautifully handcrafted jewelry that is locally-sourced with repurposed materials from the dumpsite.     
 

 

The pieces are artfully handcrafted by the women, and express the bold and colorful personalities of Negros Island. Combining their island roots with contemporary style, the accessories convey a fashion-forward feel, while simultaneously transporting you to a sun-drenched strand of sandy bliss, wherever you may be in the world!

 

LUMAGO DESIGNS
6251 Valencia, Brgy Candau-ay. Dumaguete City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone: 0+63 927 664 5072
Web: www.lumagodesigns.com 
Facebook: @lumagodesigns 

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#Travel, International

Tokyo Helicopter Night Cruise (Photo Essay)

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The Tokyo Helicopter cruise is a fun and exciting way to see the beautiful city of Tokyo!

The 15minute ride takes you 600 meters high above the skyline, where you can enjoy the cites beautiful landmarks like Mt Fuji fading away in the background, or the famed Tokyo Sky Tree that darts from the ground like a neo-futuristic beacon made of steel and shimmering lights. 
  

Tokyo Helicopter Cruise: EXCEL AIR SERVICE INC.
14 Chidori, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0032,  Japan
Operating Hours: Open every day except Thursdays 
Telephone: +81 47-380-5555  
Website: excel-air.com   

Daily Flight Schedules:
Day-Flight 4 pm-4:15 pm
Night-Flight 7:45 pm – 8 pm

Book the lowest  Tokyo Helicopter Cruise rates from Klook!

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#Travel, International

ROBOT RESTAURANT: An Exciting Modern-Day Kabuki Experience in Tokyo!

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Robot Restaurant is a modern-day cabaret show that has become one of Japans top tourist attractions

The live entertainment is a crazy combination of eastern and western pop culture, modern dance, light-shows, Japanese mecha, and live anime! The only way to truly describe Robot Restaurant is that, it is a type of modern-day Kabuki.  

The 90-minute spectacle is divided into four acts that feature an array of friendly and heroic creatures who have to fend off an invasion by the Evil Robot Empire or something — to be quite honest we weren't really sure what was going on, but we loved every minute of it!  

However, visitors shouldn't expect a typical dining experience, as it's more about the show than food. While meals are available for an extra charge, you can also buy refreshments and snacks between each act. 

If you ever find yourself in Tokyo and have a few minutes to spare, with a few bucks to spend, Robot Restaurant should be on your to-do list when visiting Tokyo.  It is something that is purely Japanese and something you can only see in Japan. 

(Tip: Eat before you watch the show, so you can focus on the amazing performances and animatronics.) 


ROBOT RESTAURANT
160-0021  1-7-1 Kabukicho Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hours:
3:30pm—11:30pm Daily
Phone:
+81 3-3200-5500 
Web: www.shinjuku-robot.com

Book the best Robot Restaurant rates from Klook!

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#Travel

Kyoto Gionya Kimono Experience! (Photo Essay)

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The Kyoto Gionya Kimono Experience is a unique way for tourists to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and traditions that are still practiced to this day.

What better way to remember Kyoto than visiting one of many historical sites in a Japanese style Kimono? This unique experience is one of a kind and a must for any tourists who love culture and picture taking.   

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