A Sunday afternoon in crazy Harajuku

Last Sunday I headed to crazy Harajuku with Merri, my partner in crime. Harajuku is a hip, trendy and fashionable neighborhood in Tokyo. There are all kinds of interesting fashion choices on display here. This is an example of Tokyo…

Another great Japanese park

We decided to stay closer to home today and check out a Japanese park we refer to as the “obstacle course park”, and also a shrine that we had passed a few times. The shrine and torii gates are the…

New Year’s Part Two: Asakusa…an awesome neighborhood!

On day 2 of our Tokyo-in-the-New-Year weekend, we went to this awesome area called Asakusa. I LOVED this neighborhood! The great Senso-ji temple was the first stop, which is the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan. The Japanese people try to get to…

Happy New Year from Tokyo!

Whew, what a crazy, but fun, weekend! The New Year’s holiday is the most celebrated in Japan. Most people are off work for the entire week, and many shops and restaurants are also closed for several days. We spent January…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…


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