The incredible Tokyo DisneySea Resort

We spent our second day at Tokyo DisneySea resort. This was similar to the California Adventure park in Anaheim. There were different sea themes throughout, ie; the Mediterranean, a mermaid lagoon, New York harbor, etc. Here is the volcano and Mediterranean…

Disneyland, the “Happiest Place on Earth”….Tokyo style

Disney has two adjacent resorts in Tokyo, Disneyland and Disney Sea. We spent our first day at Disneyland. Tokyo Disneyland is also celebrating it’s 30 year anniversary this year, so everything was decorated accordingly. We chose a fall day when…

The New Sanno Hotel

The US military owns several resorts around the world, with reasonable prices for military use. The New Sanno Hotel is Tokyo’s version. It is right downtown and served as a good stopping point for our Disneyland trip. This is the entrance,…

Isetan-department store groceries

Every department store in Japan has a grocery store in the basement. Today I visited Isetan, a very upscale department store in Tachikawa. The grocery area reminded me of Harrod’s in London, very upscale and fancy. The fruits were packaged…

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

I have decided to start “Adventure Friday” with the girls. Every Friday we will go to a different area of Tokyo and explore (one of the many perks of homeschooling)! Today we went to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden with some…

Tokyo-the largest city in the world!

Yesterday we took the train to the very busy neighborhood of Shinjuku, a very busy area of Tokyo.  According to Wikipedia, Shinjuku station is the busiest train station in the world. I believe it! Just outside the station. We headed to…

Kawagoe, “old town” Tokyo

We visited a beautiful area of Tokyo today called, Kawagoe. It is also known as “old town”, or “Little Edo”. This area was not destroyed in the war, so it still has a lot of original architecture. One of the…

Designer dogs!?!

Ella and Eva love to look in this fancy pet store for designer dogs, when we go to the mall (yes, another mall trip)! The big front windows show the dogs for sale. I like how it is arranged more like a front room, rather…

Fussa Tanabata Festival

We attended our first Japanese festival last night, the Fussa Tanabata Festival, held in our town. The Japanese have hundreds of festivals every year, usually celebrating some different spiritual event. The tanabata festival means “festival of the stars”. The streets were…


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