Hello and welcome to Rice Soup for the Soul blog! I'm Clarice and my closest friends call me 'Rice'. I think I will like that Chicken Soup for the Soul book, I haven't read it yet but I have a copy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Japan Tourist Visa For Filipinos

Who's ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?! I think I am!

I got lucky being granted a Multiply-Entry Tourist Visa to Japan early this year. Although.. I specifically requested for this type of visa because I didn't want to play the odds.

How I did it?

Japan Tourist Visa Filipinos

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sumida-ku : The Best Area To Stay In Tokyo, Japan

Just where is the best area to stay in Tokyo if you are a...

     ✔ Female
     ✔ Solo traveler
     ✔ First time going to Japan
     ✔ and on a really tight budget

Last September was my first time to travel to Japan. It is not my first time to travel solo though. Like many of my previous trips, I planned and prepared for it very poorly..

I decided to change hostel just after I arrived in Narita Airport. While sitting on a bench waiting for the train that would take me to Tokyo, I connected to free Wi-Fi and started browsing other hostels on Booking.comBooking.com had always been my most trusted and my most favorite site for securing a nice place to sleep during my trips. Uh, yeah, also, this is an affiliate link. But I really like booking.com.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Food Trip at Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan

The sole purpose of my shotgun-solo-trip to Japan last September was to get to Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo before its closing and relocation this year. In preparation for 2020 Olympics, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to relocate this world-famous and biggest fish market to Toyosu which is not very far from Tsukiji. According to news, Tsukiji will serve as a logistics base for the Olympics.

I've learned about Tsukiji Fish Market when I was still in High School. I used to like watching Japan's tourism promotion on free channel. It features Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, and other cool stuff in Japan. Watching clips of the Tuna Auction from television makes me want to witness it in real life.