Ready for Japan’s cool culture, places, and food this winter? From the cityscapes to snowy mountains, there’s plenty of excitement and adventure in store for you this holiday season.
Let your feet wander and take you on an exploration of the streets of Tokyo. Discover Harajuku Street and marvel at the distinct fashion styles around you. Find kawaii trinkets in the shops which are abundant in this area.
For a taste of culture, you may rent a kimono in Ginza, put it on, then walk in baby steps as you shop around – maybe even making friend with like-minded people along the way.
At Don Quijote, the biggest discount store in Japan that’s open 24 hours, you can shop anytime and find various items on discount – the best place to stock up on those Japanese products you love.
Over at Shibuya Crossing, take a moment at the Hachiko statue made famous by the 2009 movie Hachi: A Dog's Tale starring Richard Gere (available on Netflix).
Japan has a variety of flavours and culinary delights that entices your taste buds and warms you up in the frigid cold.
Different varieties of stalls and family restaurants dotted around everywhere will satisfy your cravings for authentic Japanese food. You’ll find a lot of restaurants anywhere in Tokyo that offer rice bowls, meal sets, yakitori or even a simple stall selling delicious crepes.
One of the best places to visit as well if you’re a foodie is Tsujiki Fish Market. You’ll discover a variety of seafood freshly caught here early in the morning and enjoy seafood at its freshest – the best way to enjoy the jewels of the sea.
Get yourself some steaming hot ramen served up with fresh ingredients or enjoy some sushi. Save some space for dessert such as the maguro-yaki, a fish-shaped cake with red bean or custard filling.
Escape to the mountains
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mt Fuji is worth a day trip to view Japan’s tallest peak. If that’s not adventure enough for you, head on to the snowy mountain in Niseko and learn how to ski or snowboard.
After that, go soak in an onsen – a hot spring bath – surrounded by snow-covered rocks. This certainly will be an experience you won’t forget.
Experience the best holidays in Japan when you fly there via Manila with Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) 28x weekly flights to Narita and Haneda, 14x weekly flights to Osaka, 3x weekly flights to Sapporo, and daily flights to Nagoya and Fukuoka. PAL flies from Kuala Lumpur to Manila 11x weekly.
As a limited special offer, fares to Japan go as low as MYR1,309 (all-in roundtrip economy fare) when you book on or before Oct 27 this year for travels from Oct 21, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020.
From take off to touchdown, you can expect to be treated with warmth and charm, as you will have PAL’s trademark heartfelt service absolutely cozying you up before your winter adventure starts.
Fares quoted are inclusive of government taxes, fees and surcharges.
About Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the national flag carrier of the Philippines, proudly the first and longest-serving airline in Asia under its original name since being founded in 1941.
This full-service scheduled airline’s fleet of 85 aircraft operate flights to 33 destinations in the Philippines and 40 international destinations in the US, Australia, Canada, UK, Middle East, New Zealand and all over Asia.
It also serves an additional 41 destinations through codeshare alliances with partner airlines.
PAL recently received a four-star global airline rating from Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation, having proven excellence and commitment to world-class standards across Skytrax’s global metrics that measure product and service quality.