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Our Airbnb Hits

One of the most common questions I and Tess get when it comes to planning trips is our choice of accommodation. We’re not the type to spend a lot on hotels or five-star resorts so we’re always looking to get the best value for our money; we’d rather spend on food, attractions, and experiences on… Continue reading Our Airbnb Hits


A Wonderful Spring Day in Kamakura

The weather had been extraordinarily cold in Tokyo for that time of year, the beginning of April 2015. When Arnaud and I finally caught a break we thought it would be nice to do a little day trip outside the capital. South of Tokyo lies a charming little city called Kamakura filled with temples, hiking… Continue reading A Wonderful Spring Day in Kamakura


Oodles (and noodles) of fun!

Arnaud and I had limited time in Yokohama but we couldn’t pass up the chance to visit the Cup Noodle and Ramen Museums. The foodie in me was more than excited. We spent a morning at the Ramen Museum, which is like a one-stop shop where you can enjoy various types of ramen from different parts of the country. There… Continue reading Oodles (and noodles) of fun!


Things to See, Do, and Eat in Tokyo

My first time in Japan was in the Kansai region fourteen years ago and so I was really excited to explore the country’s capital, Tokyo. There are tons of things to see, do, and eat in this very interesting city so it’s all up to you how you can maximize your time and feed your… Continue reading Things to See, Do, and Eat in Tokyo

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Hanami Fun in Japan

The beginning of spring in Japan always brings much excitement because of the coming of the sakura or cherry blossoms. The Japanese even have a tradition called hanami, which literally means “flower viewing” and is most associated with the sakura. The ancient custom involves not only basking in the beauty of the delicate flowers but… Continue reading Hanami Fun in Japan