Category: Japan

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Shinjuku Garden & Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

One of our favorite things to do in a big city is to just walk around and see what there is to see. We tend to spend more of our time in smaller, laid...

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Spring is in the Air in Mount Fuji Japan

They say you can’t miss what you never had, but I don’t know if that’s true. Growing up in San Diego I often felt like I missed the seasons. Maybe even more so than...

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Vermilion Torii Gates in Kyoto, Japan

Red, orange, even red-orange just doesn’t cut it when trying to describe the thousands of traditional gates that make up the Fushimi Inari Shrine on the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Vermilion is really the...

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Osaka, Japan: Cuisine, Castles and Pachinko

As I mentioned in our review of Fujiya 1935, Osaka is a city proud of it’s cuisine. It’s most famous dish is indubitably oknomiyaki, a savory frittata-esque egg and cabbage dish. We went to...

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Fujiya 1935, 3 Michelin Stars in Osaka, Japan

A popular Japanese belief is that people from Kyoto will spend all their money on clothes, people from Kobe on shoes, and people from Osaka will spend everything they’ve got on food. The Osakans...