Japan

Why Osaka!?

Why Osaka!?

Osaka will cause your friends and family to scratch their heads, but will ultimately end up being a blast. When everyone asked about our trip  itinerary, specifically which cities we were visiting, Osaka made the list along with Kyoto and Tokyo. Much to our surprise, […]

Excursion to Nara

Excursion to Nara

Nara ranks third on our list of Day Trips from the Kansai Area!  If you’re looking for other half/full day trips from Osaka/Kyoto, check out our favorite choice, a day trip to Himeiji or a trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima Nara’s only a 30-minute train ride from […]

Hiroshima and Miyajima

Hiroshima and Miyajima

For those in the Osaka/Kyoto area, visiting these two cities could be a two-day overnight trip. However, for those with a tight schedule, this is doable as a half or full day trip. Doable meaning, you’ll wish you had more time! If you’re looking for […]

A Day Trip to Himeji

A Day Trip to Himeji

During our trip to Japan, we stayed in Kyoto and Osaka for a combined 5 nights. For those who don’t know, Kyoto and Osaka are in the same Kansai region and only 30 minutes away from each other via train. Kyoto is a more traditional, […]

5 Tips for Travel in Tokyo

5 Tips for Travel in Tokyo

We tried to do Tokyo in a few days.. half day for getting off the plane and hitting up the fish market, and 2 days on the back end before we left. Let’s just say, it’s impossible to see all of Tokyo and have all […]

5 things you can do in Tokyo, that you may not find at home…

5 things you can do in Tokyo, that you may not find at home…

Dear Tokyo, after my short visit, you have made a lasting impression in my brain (I can’t stop thinking about you!). The good news is all of that thought reminded me of some amazing things that you may only be able to find in one […]

Our Experience at Sushi Dai and Tips for Yours

Our Experience at Sushi Dai and Tips for Yours

First off, if you haven’t heard of Sushi Dai (寿司大) here is the quick and dirty – It’s a small 12 seat, bar top, sushi shop near the Tsukiji Fish Market that’s known for outstanding fish. It is open Monday – Saturday from 5am to […]