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
Here are a few suggestions we put together from our Japan travel experiences that you might consider in planning your own trip to this unique and amazing country … More Travel Tips from our Winter in Japan Adventure
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
As forecast, it snowed all night, laying fresh powder for an incredible day on the slopes! This was our first real experience with “Japow!” as our Japanese friends had described to us on the night we arrived. … More Winter in Japan – Day 3 JAPOW!
The slopes were such a soggy frustration that we hopped on the shuttle back to our hotel… At the hotel we soaked in our steamy onsen relaxing and drinking Saporro and matcha hoping for better weather the next day … More Winter in Japan – Day 2 Happo One
Within like 90 seconds of sitting down, a group of three Japanese people, about our age, sitting at the table next to us started talking to us. They were pretty drunk on sake already and it made for a very entertaining dinner … More Winter in Japan – Day 1 Houston to Hakuba