It’s been awhile since our last trip. Since then, we’ve had our first child and I’ve changed work locations and hours, so our freedom to travel has all but vanished. That said, when we were presented with opportunity to travel with our child, we were both excited for the opportunity, and unsure about the inherent […]
Aside from the cherry blossoms, tourists also look forward to in June to see the beautiful hydrangea season. In Kanagawa Prefecture, the Hasedera or Hase Temple in Kamakura is one of the most popular photo spots for hydrangeas.
As a couple living only 30 minutes from Yokohama, we have been there so many times we’ve lost count. In many ways, Yokohama is like Tokyo’s younger and more chilled out brother. While not as crowded (usually) as Tokyo, Yokohama has just as much to do and see, and it’s because of this we’ve made […]
Anyone who knows me well enough knows that my absolute favorite food is ramen. No, not that packaged stuff you pick up for about 15 cents apiece, but the genuine article, straight from the Ramen-ya (ramen shop). Because of this, one of my favorite places in Japan to visit is the Ramen Museum in Shin-Yokohama. […]
Who would have known that in the big city of Yokohama lies a quiet and beautiful Buddhist temple. Built in the 13th century, the Shomyoji Temple is hidden in a subdivision. You’d never imagine that a cultural gem is tucked away in this place until you see the huge gate and red bridge inside. There’s actually a documentary called Shomyoji-Ezu that shows what […]
Hello everyone, it’s been a while – a lot of things happened last month! I’ll publish a separate post to keep you updated on my whereabouts and some big news! For now I just wanted to share something that might interest you if you’re traveling around Tokyo or Kanagawa area. Darwin, an old blogger friend, visited […]