March 2019

  • Gotokuji Temple, Japan

    I fondly call it the “Neko Temple” as it’s easier for me to remember. Tehee. Gotokuji Temple is a buddhist temple in Setagaya District that is believed to be the birthplace of the lucky charm, maneki neko, that brings good luck to its owner. As per the folklore, during the Edo period, a cat under the care of a priest…

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  • Oakridge’s Bride Box: A Bridal Fair Like No Other

    Doling out a wholehearted “I do” and vowing to a lifetime of love must be one of the most momentous episodes in one’s life. Happening most likely only once, sealing the pledge on the alter should be flawless. A friend is getting married soon, and she sought for help in choosing suppliers for her big day. Good thing that a…

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  • Nine Hours Asakusa, Japan

    My latest jaunt to Japan was during the outset of winter 2018, where I stayed for three nights at Nine Hours, a capsule hotel in Asakusa. Nine Hours is about a 5-minute walk to Sensou-ji Temple, making it an easy choice for tourists to stay at when one wants to experience the old Tokyo. Nakamise Street is filled with traditional craft shops and food stalls, giving you an impression of historic…

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  • Ueno Park, Japan

    With five museums and a zoo within its premises, Ueno Park is without a question one of the most visited parks in central Tokyo. About 54 hectares, it also has a boating lake, Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. Plus, it’s convenient location makes it easier for locals and tourists to swing by for a quick respite. In spring time, Ueno…

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  • °C Capsule Hotel Gotanda Japan

    My first capsule experience was in °C  Capsule Hotel Gotanda– an all-male accommodation, sleep and sauna concept that is conveniently located near Gotanda Station. °C,  pronounced as DoC (doh-see), is a no fuss capsule hotel that offers daily stays from 1:00PM (13:00) to 10:00AM the next day. A booked stay includes a capsule bed, sleep pajamas, toiletries, use of suana, toilet and bath, and WiFi connection.…

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  • My Capsule Hotel Experience

    They’re not your usual accommodation. Individual sleeping pods, over a dozen in a room, each with the bare basic sleeping amenities. There are lots of capsule hotels in Japan, and each has different attributes. But most share these essential features – an enclosed single bed with lights and charging slots (sometimes with a telly and/or radio) and a communal toilet…

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About Me

Hi, my name is Doyzkie Buenaviaje. I am a travel and life+style blogger. I am also the founder and current president of iLearners Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to zero in rural illiteracy. This blog page is where I will be sharing most of my adventures. Welcome to my blog!Read More

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