A Dream Come True to Backpack in the Land of the Rising Sun - Japan!

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Roughly six months ago, i was jobless! :( For about two years, i was traveling on and off around Asia like Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand over and over again, etc. Last May, i finally got employed. And just last Friday, i got a word that i just got regularized. Ecstatic!!!!!!! 

A few months ago, i was contemplating on where to go next! I want to avoid going to Thailand, because I've been there three times last year and i think that was more than enough for a single year. I was beginning to be more familiar with the provinces and islands of Thailand, than in my country. I was worried.

I really really want to go to India and Nepal. And spending Halloween in Varanasi seemed like an awesome plan. But due to time constraints and overpriced flights, i decided not to push through with the plans, and instead find another country to go to. There's Indonesia and Vietnam, as well as Laos and Burma. 

But a voice inside me is saying, Go to JAPAN!

Ever since, I have always been dreaming of going to Japan because i love a country that's pulsating and so alive. I want to see costumers in Harajuku. I want to see Mt. Fuji and its beauty. I want to eat proper sushi. I want to discover the latest technology. I want to set foot in the land of the rising sun!

For Filipinos, Japan is the land of lavish dreams - good money and amazing scenery. Japan also, is always on most Filipinos' mind as their top destination in Asia. But Japan, as everybody thinks, is expensive. And the money you will spend in Japan for four days, is equal to the money you will spend in maybe Hong Kong or Thailand for more than a week. That's why a lot of people postpone their trip to Japan just so they can save up first. But i said, I've saved up big time, and earned this money from blood, sweat and tears. I am going! Dead set on this.

If you think going to Japan is painless. It's not, sad to say. It involves a tedious process, from applying for a Japanese visa to scouring the cheapest flights, and making sure you budget your money wisely.