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Until 2015, the last year of the existence of Power Bloggers, I was selected as an “Excellent Blogger in the Travel Category” for three consecutive years, naturally leading me to travel. However, prior to that, I had never traveled. It was a time when I was too busy just trying to survive. Before I first encountered this book in 2013, ...

I went on a trip to Tokyo, Japan, during the Lunar New Year holidays in 2019. Just around this time last year, I also visited Tokyo. It’s quite unusual to travel to the same country and region consecutively, but this time, I went with a friend from the UK, making it a memorable experience. “February 4 – 8, 2019: Tokyo ...

Between the hotspots of Harajuku and Shibuya in Tokyo, you can find a street known as “Cat Street.” This area has gained fame as a fashion street in Tokyo, hosting various clothing stores and editorial shops. Located geographically close to Harajuku and Shibuya, it attracts a lot of young people. Originally named “Kyushibuya-gawa Yuhodo-ro (旧渋谷川遊歩道路),” it is now commonly referred ...

For this Tokyo trip, I entered Japan through Narita Airport. Tokyo has both Haneda Airport and Narita Airport. While Haneda Airport is closer to the Tokyo city center, Narita Airport is situated on the outskirts of Tokyo. Considering the location alone, Haneda Airport seems advantageous. However, when taking into account overall ticket prices, Narita Airport also has its own merits. ...

This marks my fourth international trip, and concurrently, my second journey to Tokyo. However, heading to the airport is still somewhat unfamiliar. Therefore, I continue to create a “checklist” before going to the airport, ensuring I don’t miss anything and checking each item one by one during the departure process. “Near Incheon Airport, Parking at Unseo Station” Departing from Paju ...

Utilizing the Chuseok holiday, I traveled to the Kansai region of Japan. This trip took place from September 28 to October 2, lasting 4 nights and 5 days. I spent 2 nights in Osaka and another 2 nights in Kyoto, concluding the journey. Due to Typhoon Jebi hitting the Osaka area, there was a day when I had to stay ...

In the western part of Kyoto City, you can find the famous tourist destination called Arashiyama. This area is characterized by the wide expanse between the Hozugawa Gorge created by the Arashiyama and Itago Mountains and the Katsura River flowing through it. Above the Katsura River, you can find a bridge named Togetsukyo, which is known as the “Moon Crossing ...

I traveled to Osaka for four nights and five days from September 28 to October 2, 2018. Unfortunately, after planning the trip and purchasing all the tickets, I received news about an approaching typhoon. Regrettably, the typhoon was forecasted to directly hit Osaka during my stay. The expected time for the Kansai region, including Osaka, to be affected by the ...

When traveling in Osaka, tourists can make use of a free travel pass called the Osaka Amazing Pass, written in English as “Osaka Amazing Pass” (大阪周遊パス). This pass allows unlimited use of the Osaka Metro, buses, and offers free or discounted entry to major tourist attractions in Osaka. Osaka Free Travel Pass, Osaka Amazing Pass With the Osaka Amazing Pass, ...

The airline I chose for this trip to the Kansai region in Japan was “Air Seoul,” a low-cost carrier (LCC). Since the distance from Korea to Japan is relatively short, using a low-cost carrier didn’t cause much inconvenience, and I could visit Japan without significant issues. The proximity and the presence of multiple airlines operating on the same route make ...

One of the natural steps taken in preparation for overseas travel is the exchange of local currency. As I was planning a trip to Japan this time, the process of exchanging Korean Won for Japanese Yen naturally became necessary. For the yen exchange on this trip, there was a convenient method using the “Shinhan Bank Sol” app, allowing me to ...

When traveling from South Korea to Tokyo, Japan, you may have the opportunity to admire Mount Fuji from the airplane if the weather is clear. However, as it involves looking at Mount Fuji from the plane, careful seat selection is crucial to fully appreciate the scenic view. “Viewing Mount Fuji from an Aircraft” To appreciate the breathtaking scenery of Mount ...