Japan Diaries 2: Day 0

It has been almost half a decade since we last visited Japan. This year, we are blessed to be given another chance to revisit this beautiful country and stay there for 22 days. Join me and my family as we recount the daily accounts of our trips and adventures to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Day 0 (May 16, 2018):

Finally! Our long awaited day has come. Our four years of planning and saving up finally bore fruit. It is probably safe to say that we missed the culture, food, and most of all our Japanese family. 
Time to check in these bags
Ready for boarding!

We left Manila aboard Cebu Pacific flight 5J808 bound for Kansai International Airport (KIX) at around 2PM Philippine time. Since our flight was delayed for almost an hour we arrived in KIX at around 7:30PM Japan time. For those who does not known, Japan time is one hour ahead of Philippine time.
Afternoon sky over Japan

We were picked up at the airport by our Japanese godfather and he immediately drove us to his residence in Tsubasagaoka, Sennan-gun in Osaka Prefecture.
Welcome to Kansai!

There, we were warmly welcomed by our Japanese family. We also met the Labis family, who were also another Filipino family, also visiting them at that time. After unpacking our stuff and before calling it a night, we had a "little" catching up chat (and getting to know chat for our new found Filipino friends) while trying out some Japanese beverages and the laksoy (traditional nipa wine from Butuan City) brought by our newfound Filipino friends. 
Glad to be back

The "little" chat eventually became an "inuman" or drinking session as our godfather brought out more and more Japanese snacks to match the good taste of the laksoy. We had such a great time and as expected it was way after past midnight when we decided to call it a night. 

What a way to end Day 0 of our 22-day stay in Japan. 

NEXT: Japan Diaries 2: Day 1

Comments

  1. My husband served his LDS mission in Japan! This post just makess me want to visit even more!

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    1. Your husband is lucky to have stayed for a long time in Japan. =)

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  2. This is pretty interesting, and seriously cute photos! Hopefully one day my husband and I will be able to travel outside the states. :)

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    1. I'm praying for that. I think that you'd love it.

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  3. Awww, seems like you had alot of fun. I have never visited an Asian country, Japan looks like the one.

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    1. Japan is one of those "must-visit" countries in Asia.

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  4. This looks so fun! How nice to have made friends that you could visit again years later. Enjoy your time in Japan!

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    1. That's true. Actually we treat them more like family than friends.

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  5. I am so jealous! I have always wanted to go to Japan. I'd love to go to any part of Asia. It's just such a beautiful area.

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    1. You should visit Japan then the Philippines or vice versa. =)

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  6. Japan is really a beautiful place. Looking forward to read more post from your Japan Diaries.

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  7. I'm happy for you and your family that you guys finally back in Japan! Yehey!

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  8. It is my dream to travel to Japan! I live in Canada and I don't know If I could handle the long flight but someway, somehow I will do it! I can't wait to keep reading :)

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