The amazing country of Singapore

We were able to catch a military hop (flight) to beautiful, tropical Singapore this week. This was the amazing view we had of Mt. Fuji from the airplane window.   We ended up staying at the Navy Lodge, which was further…

A yellow Black Friday

Since Thanksgiving is not a Japanese holiday, today was a different Black Friday for me. Rather than hitting the mall, we ventured into Tokyo to Icho Namiki, or “Gingko Avenue”, to see the gingko trees at their peak fall colors.…

Nippara Limestone Caverns and amazing fall foliage!

 This week, we went to Nippara Limestone Caverns in Nippara, about 1 hour from where we live.The girls were very excited for this cave exploring adventure!  The fall foliage was at its peak this week, making for very beautiful scenery. This…

Happoen Park, and LOTS of brides!

It was a low-key adventure today, but SO enjoyable! We went to a tiny park, called Happoen Park, it was just like an oasis in the middle of Tokyo. So peaceful and beautiful! The koi were unbelievable! We loved this…

A thatched roof village near Mt. Fuji

Today’s adventure was a trip to a thatched roof village near Mt. Fuji. We were so disappointed that Fuji was not visible, due to clouds, but the scenery was still beautiful. We rented a bus through the base tours and travel group, which…

1,000 Samurai Warriors in Nikko

Last Thursday the girls and I headed to Nikko, a town about 3 hours away, for the Nikko Autumn Festival, or, Shuki Taisai. The highlight of this festival is the grand procession of 1,000 Samurai Warriors, wearing over 100 different costumes.…

The Shibuya Scramble!

We went to Shibuya a few nights ago to see the famous Shibuya Scramble, which is said to be the worlds busiest intersection. At peak times, nearly 1,000 people cross the street on any given light. We wanted to go in…

Takao Trick Art Museum

We visited Takao Trick Art Museum today, a great outing for a rainy day! All of the art was entirely one dimensional, but through the camera lens, really comes to life as 3D. There were also cards to use, while…

Meiji Jingu Shrine, in the heart of Harajuku

Today the girls and I visited Meiji Jingu Shrine for our Adventure Friday outing. The shrine is a Shinto shrine in honor of Emperor Meiji, and his wife. The original building was destroyed in WWII, but reconstructed shortly thereafter. This…


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