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Save the Hotel Okura Tokyo 100%

A Photo Essay of Our Stay at The Hotel Okura Tokyo The Hotel Okura Tokyo is hands down one of my top favorite hotels on this Earth, but the government is tearing down …
How to Use Hyperdia

Hyperdia is a website that quickly allows you to calculate train times in Japan for pretty much anywhere around the country. If it wasn’t for Hyperdia, I honestly don’t think I would have enjoyed traveling Japan …
The Most Livable City is Tokyo

I read an article recently in The Japan Times about how a British lifestyle magazine, Monocle, has declared Tokyo the most livable city in the world. I am thrilled to hear this because as you …
Ashikaga Flower Park Japan Travel Tips

Ashikaga Flower Park | traveling to the Wisteria Garden from tokyo Last month I went back to Ashikaga Flower Park, which is at this point my favorite garden in Japan. It’s not a …
Where to shop in Kappabashi Kitchen Town

An Insider’s Guide to Kappabashi Kitchen Town in Tokyo Kappabashi is one of the best places in Tokyo to find souvenirs. It’s packed full stores carrying more kitchen supplies than you can ever …
Exploring the Best Kamakura Gardens

Exploring the best kamakura gardens Kamakura has some of the most beautiful gardens and temples around Japan and the Tokyo area. Here are a few of my favorite Kamakura gardens.  The beautiful garden …
Record Shopping in Tokyo

I’m relishing this last month in Japan. No, who am I kidding! I’ve relished the last four years in Japan, but now I’m scrambling to do every-single-thing. 
Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival

The Nakameguro Sakura Festival is one of my favorite places to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo. This afternoon we headed to Nakameguro to view one of the best cherry blossom sights in Tokyo …
Reflections: 30 Days Left in Japan

It’s hard to believe that our time in Japan is actually coming to an end. It feels unreal and there’s a definite sadness I feel about moving. It feels like a loss despite …
Amazing Saturday in Tokyo

This past weekend is another perfect example of why Tokyo is my favorite city on Earth. I’m seriously scared about moving back to the States, fearful about becoming perpetually bored. Tokyo has everything …