Sakura Season – Hoshinoya Fuji, Japan

In planning our sakura-season visit to Japan, we somehow stumbled upon the website for Hoshinoya Fuji. The website features a shot of a bench seat looking out a giant picture window at Mt. Fuji framed by blooming cherry blossom trees. Once we saw that photo, we couldn’t settle for an alternate Fuji accommodation… … More Sakura Season – Hoshinoya Fuji, Japan

Winter in Japan – Day 6 Asakusa & Akihabara

Akihabara might be the most culture shock we experienced in Japan, the district embraces fan-boy/fan-girlism and fantasy. There are “maid cafes” where women are dressed like French maids and act extra sweet and subservient throughout your meal. There are fetish shops on every corner, multiple pachinko slot rooms for gambling on every street, six story arcades filled with every variety of video game imaginable. … More Winter in Japan – Day 6 Asakusa & Akihabara

Winter in Japan – Day 5 Tsukiji Fish Market, Robot Restaurant, Golden Gai

We needed food to soak up some of the alcohol, so we grabbed an udon bowl nearby then caught an Uber home at 3 AM. We woke up to an Instagram post Aya captioned “Crazy night in Shinjuku Golden Gai” which is a pretty good summary statement of the night’s events. … More Winter in Japan – Day 5 Tsukiji Fish Market, Robot Restaurant, Golden Gai