We wanted to get a little bit more of the history behind Japan as a nation and the rapid modernization of Tokyo while we were here. After considering different museum options, we decided that the Edo Tokyo Museum would be a good place to check out. … More Winter in Japan – Day 10 Edo Tokyo Museum
It was nice to see kimono-clad, Japanese families with professional photographers shooting in the garden; their reverence and appreciation for their nation’s historic attractions helped us appreciate their significance even more. … More Winter in Japan – Day 9 Fushimi Inari and Arashiyama
One of the best things about this country is how willing the locals are to practice their English allowing us an insight into their world to compare the many similarities as well as vast differences in our cultures. … More Winter in Japan – Day 8 Kyoto
Once we got off Alpen Quad lift, we were mesmerized by the views, then instantly regretful as Ryan pointed out that we were the only individuals riding rental equipment in this area – AKA we had no business being here. … More Winter in Japan – Day 4 Sunshine on the Slopes
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