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Top 10 Things to do in Miyajima, Hiroshima

I just got back from a week long trip through Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Ehime. One of the (many) highlights of the trip was the famous island of Miyajima. Why is it famous? Well, mainly because of the historic significance, natural beauty, and [...]

14 July, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Day in Chichibu, Japan: Best Things to Do, Eat, and See

Chichibu is excellent. The city of Chichibu is located in the Saitama prefecture of Japan. It is a self-contained valley and popular native Japanese tourist destination, surrounded by gorgeous mountains. Two months ago, Ryosuke and I had the [...]

28 December, 2015 // 16 Comments

Things to do in Chichibu, Japan

Recently Ryosuke and I took a road trip to Chichibu, Japan. Why? No reason in particular, aside from the fact that we try to go on a short trip (1-3 days) every month somewhere in Japan so we can make videos and blog posts showcasing the area. [...]

17 November, 2015 // 8 Comments

Why “Amazing Race” Travel Itineraries Are Not My Thing

This week’s guest post comes from the blogger Pam from Organized! by Pam, where she shares why she prefers taking it easy when she travels. She writes: I just booked my eight-day trip to Japan this December and naturally, I spend a hundred [...]

9 September, 2015 // 29 Comments

12 Fun Things to do in Atami, Japan

I went to Atami last week. Atami is a city in the Shizuoka prefecture, famous for their hot springs. It’s located a convenient 1 hour shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Tokyo, so it’s a perfect day trip. Atami has been a popular hot springs [...]

3 September, 2015 // 11 Comments

Fun at the Fukuroda Falls in Ibaraki, Japan

Recently Ryosuke and I went to Fukuroda Waterfall, aka “Japanese Niagara Falls” in Ibaraki. Oh my gosh, we’re getting tan. Hahaha.   He first told me about the waterfalls a year and a half ago (posing it as a nice day-trip [...]

6 August, 2015 // 15 Comments

Top 6 Takoyaki Restaurants in Osaka

My husband and I recently ate our way through Osaka, dining several times a day on Takoyaki (because, why not?) Takoyaki is one of Osaka’s “iconic foods” – in English, we say it is fried octopus balls, but really it is chunks [...]

11 September, 2014 // 17 Comments

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