Japan 2017: Tokyo

The last stop for our 2017 Japan trip was Tokyo. After days and days of touring, we weren't just tired, we were exhausted. Which is why we didn't explore Tokyo that much. We mostly stayed in our hotel until mid-morning and only went out around lunchtime. The modernity of Tokyo didn't entice me too much.…

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Japan 2017: Nikko

On a quest to fully maximize our JR pass, we decided to visit Nikko. Nikko is a city two hours by train north of Tokyo. It is where the famous Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage, can be found. It is also the best place to see some fall foliage in early October. Our expectations…

Japan 2017: Himeji Castle, Himeji

If I had to choose the most memorable place in all of our Japan 2017 trip, it would be this - Himeji Castle. I learned about Himeji Castle from my favorite blogger, Tricia Gosingtian. She had the most amazing photos of the castle and it was a no-brainer when choosing the places we'd visit. Himeji…

Japan 2017: Kofokuji Temple, Nara

Our last stop for our Nara tour was Kofokuji Temple. To be completely honest, at this point of our tour, we were so tired we just wanted to go home and have a hot foot soak. It was drizzling non-stop the whole day, we almost lost our only umbrella, and we had a mini argument.…