Whenever I travel to other countries, I always take note of the good things that I would like to see happen in my own beloved Pilipinas. So on my recent trip to Tokyo, Japan, I made a mental note of all the things that I wish we had in the Philippines.
My family and I stayed in Tokyo for 6 days (special thanks to the Laurels who hosted us). We were blown away by the beauty of the city. Tokyo has a tranquil charm despite the fast-paced life where everyone is rushing to get from one place to another.
In this episode, I share some of the best things about Tokyo. It’s already one of our favorite family destinations and we’re already planning on going back again next year.
If you’re looking for a country to take your kids to, listen to this episode to know why you should add Japan to your list.
In this ep, I’ll talk about 16 things I like about Tokyo, kasi walang ganyan sa Pinas!
16 Things That I Will Miss About Tokyo
There’s one for everything! From exchanging money to Japanese Yen to ordering in a restaurant.
2. Bus system
It’s reliable and on time. It simply works.
3. Train system
Japan has several lines and subway systems that can take you everywhere you need to go.
The abundance of good food amidst the rush is mind-blowing. Plus it was made more memorable by a surprise love team sighting!
5. Super-Fast Internet
Connectivity was fast and available wherever we went.
6. Social Media
They don’t use social media the way we do.
We found unique, new Japanese brands.
8. DIY Stores
Heaven for lovers of arts and crafts!
9. Automated Toilet
It’s got all the works for a comfy time at the loo.
Zen moments and visits to famous pop-culture references.
11. Automatic Parking
Valet? No! They’ve got a conveyor system for cars and tucks them in neat rows automatically.
12. Walking and biking
Japan has a pleasant weather for walking so there is no need to own a car!
13. Mamachari bikes
The quintessential bike for moms with kids.
There were no trash cans in sight but there was no trash too. The Japanese’s focus on health and awareness is simply amazing.
Everything has a purpose and everything makes sense.
The Japanese people are hardworking, respectful, and friendly.
Meanwhile, here’s a short montage of the photos and videos that I took throughout the whole trip. Enjoy!
How about you Blenders? What are things that you’ve seen and experienced in other countries that you wish we could have in the Philippines?
Let me know in the comments below!
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