With its animes, entertaining game shows, and unique food, the Japanese culture has indeed created a massive following among many Filipinos. Their breathtaking sights, such as the Mount Fuji and Osaka Castle, are even attracting many Filipinos to visit the Land of the Rising Sun for themselves.
But if you’re still saving up for that much-awaited vacation to see the beautiful cherry blossoms, you can make do with these activities that can let you experience Japan:
Plan a weekend food trip in Little Tokyo
Along Chino Rocess Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo) in Makati City, you’ll find a bridge leading to an orange arch that will take you to an enchanting environment that mimics the surroundings of Japan. This quaint place, called Little Tokyo, is home to some of the best restaurants that serve authentic Japanese cuisine to satisfy your cravings. Even with a limited budget, you can enjoy great-tasting food — from the usual favorites takoyaki, sushi and sashimi, to the special wagyu and yakiniku.
Catch and participate in cosplay conventions
If you’re an anime and manga fan, you can celebrate your love for the Japanese pop culture with fellow otakus at various cosplay conventions. These events are always full of fun and interesting activities where you can learn more about your favorite shows. Some fans even showcase their creative side and dress up in costumes to bring anime characters to life.
Drive to the Japanese Garden in Laguna
Japan is known for its recreational parks that offer a nice and refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Luckily, there’s a Japanese Garden that you can visit with just a quick road trip to Laguna. It is a memorial park built by the Japanese government where you can find altars dedicated to the fallen soldiers of World War II.
Check out exhibits about their culture
Visit local museums which hold exhibits about Japan’s rich history and culture. This September, you can catch a special traveling exhibition, The Spirit of Budo: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts Exhibit, at the National Museum of the Philippines. The exhibit will also offer free basic martial arts demonstrations and workshops. You can also check the Japanese Embassy as they organize events and activities that showcase their culture.
Bite into the authentic taste of Japanese snacks
From crispy rice crackers to sweet mochi cakes, Japanese snacks are certainly filling to the last bite. And giving you more reasons to try the flavors of Japan, Jack ‘n Jill Calbee offers Wasabi-flavored potato chips which you can enjoy anytime and anywhere.
Jack ‘n Jill Calbee continues to excite Filipinos with its flavorful twists to the classic chips and exciting activities. It recently launched a new packaging design of its Wasabi Potato Chips that showcases the uniqueness of Japanese snacks with its fun and vibrant look. Jack ‘n Jill Calbee Wasabi Potato Chips still offer the same high-quality taste and flavor that come with just the right spicy kick. So grab a pack of this tasty treat and munch on real potato goodness that can take you on a real Japanese experience.
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