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The St Regis Osaka: Japanese Luxury 100%

The St. Regis Osaka Review The St. Regis Osaka is one of my top favorite stays in the world and I’m excited to review it. There, I said it.  It’s a true 5-star …
Flawless Onsen Etiquette

Onsen etiquette is an important aspect of Japanese culture. Japanese onsen baths are my favorite thing in the world, but it hasn’t always been this way. Today I’ll share with you a tale of how …
2014 Best of Travel

2014 will go down as a year I won’t forget. It was a hard year in the beginning, but difficulties in life are offset by embracing things that give you joy in life. …
geisha kyoto

I Love Japan Everywhere I travel, I find myself comparing things to life in Japan and I most commonly hear myself saying “this would never happen in Japan.” I do this to a …
Michael Kenna Tokyo

Recently, one of my favorite artists in photography, Michael Kenna, was in Tokyo for a book signing to wrap up an ongoing exhibition around the world, and quite literally, around the world! For …
Kyoto Travel

I’ve traveled to Kyoto before, twice. The first time was several years ago for only a night I think, and then I took just a day trip there once again a year later. …
Exploring the red kochia fields in Japan

Recently I traveled to Ibaraki Prefecture 茨城県 in Japan to view the fields of Kochia fire bush. It was an area very much worth going to, at least for the shots alone. Fortunately, it …
Halloween in Tokyo

Halloween in Japan this year wasn’t so bad and it was a heck of a lot better than our first year living here. Last year I was in South East Asia for a month …
Living Gluten Free in Japan

Living in Japan with a food allergy feels like an uphill battle. I won’t sugar coat it, it sucks. When I discovered I had a wheat allergy, it felt like a death. For my entire life, I …
Senjojiki Cirque 千畳敷

I recently took a trip to Senjojiki Cirque up in the Nagano region of Japan and it was incredibly stunning. In fact, this is the most underrated place in Japan because literally, no …