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Kyoto: Nijo Castle and Pontocho

kyoto nijo castle and pontocho

Hello Japan! Finally, we meet again. See, I told you I’d come back for you! Lol. This time, not only did I go to Tokyo but I also went to Kyoto, one of the famous cities in Japan. Unlike Tokyo, Kyoto is more historic and ancient. I went there last month with my college besties and had so much fun. I never get to spend time with them like we used to when we were still in school because everyone went back to their respective provinces after graduation. The last time we had an out of town trips was probably four years ago so it was the perfect time to bond with them! First on our list: Nijo Castle. It’s a huge and beautiful castle with several gardens inside the compound. It’s one of the seventeen assets of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Cool, right? It was raining when we did the tour, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying! We still pushed through with the entire itinerary. Just be prepared to see a lot of photos with umbrellas in it. Lol. We still went to a lot of places after that (which you’ll see in my next posts), but after a long day of touring, we decided to spend the night at Ponto-cho, a Hanamachi district in Kyoto that’s known for a lot of traditional tea houses and bars. It’s similar to Gion wherein you’ll see a lot of traditional architecture and entertainment there. There are so many good shabu-shabu places there! It’s definitely a must-try when you go to Kyoto.

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14 Comments

  1. Irish Constantino
    2 years ago

    It seems like you’ve had so much fun there!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Super duper fun!!!

      Reply
  2. stephanie
    2 years ago

    Nice photos! I love all of this shoots 🙂 Thanks for sharing

    w

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Yay!! Glad you liked it 🙂

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  3. Kaye Alid
    2 years ago

    Love the shots!! Cute outfit you got there te laur!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Salamat I was freezing hehehe

      Reply
  4. Anonymous
    2 years ago

    hi laureen,

    is it true no visa needed in japan if 5 days vacation only?
    pls answer. thank you 😉

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      I”m not sure about this one.. I think you still need a visa..

      Reply
  5. Heide
    2 years ago

    Gosh! Japan is one of the places I want to go to and if I do get to save up for it. I’ll be able to go next year. Your photos are just amazing.

    Stay Wonderful Always,
    Heide
    http://heidepadilla.blogspot.com

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Don’t forget to use your travel jar 😉

      Reply
  6. Monique Cadelena
    2 years ago

    I adore your outfits here and your nikes! Tell me, what do you think of adidas supercolors? When i saw them i thought of your versatile style.

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      I’ve been wanting to buy a pair!!!!!!!!!!!

      Reply
  7. ianne
    2 years ago

    maybe, it’s time to double up my travel jar. Hehehe. With these pictures, naiinlove pa lalo po ako sa japan. hehehe.

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Isa isang travel jar per destination! HAHAHA!

      Reply

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